BMW 2 Series to Get Updated Name Structure

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The BMW 2 Series lineup will also be getting an update for its nameplates.

Similar to a previous report that the BMW 3 and 4 Series model names will be getting an update for their naming convention, the German automaker will do the same for its 2 Series with the current 228i become the 230i and the M235i becoming the M240i. The naming change will come with a new generation of engines from BMW with the B48 replacing the 2.0-liter N20 and the B58 replacing the popular 3.0-liter twin-turbo N55 engine.

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It is still unknown how much of a performance boost these new engines will offer, but it’s likely that BMW will use the opportunity to boost performance at the same time as the name change. Expect a 10- to 15-percent improvement on the six-cylinder B58 powerplant. The new engines aren’t expected to enter production until 2016.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • LDopa LDopa on Nov 19, 2014

    This is interesting. I was about to order an M235i, but if they're getting a power increase soon... I'll hold off. And the N55 isn't a twin-turbo engine. It has "TwinPower Turbo" technology, which is actually just a single twin-scroll turbo. BMW has to be the most confusing automobile manufacturer out there between the models and engine names/technology... jeez.