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 AutoGuide.com 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.

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