2017 BMW 2 Series Lineup Updated With Latest Engines

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2017 BMW 2 Series models are now equipped with the latest generation of BMW TwinPower Turbo engines.

Starting with the 2017 BMW 230i Coupe and 230i Convertible, both models now come powered by the latest-generation 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, providing 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. According to BMW, the engine offers even smoother power delivery and efficiency, along with the increased horsepower and torque. The M Performance model has become the BMW M240i and now features a new inline-six cylinder engine with 335 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. That’s 15 hp and 39 lb-ft more torque than before. As a result, the new engine produces the same performance levels as the sought after BMW 1 Series M Coupe, with a zero-to-60 time of 4.2 seconds, 0.2 seconds quicker than its predecessor.

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In addition, the M240i Coupe and Convertible models are equipped with the latest eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission, which is standard. Rear-wheel-drive models can also be had with a six-speed manual as a no-cost option.

Standard on the M240i model are M Sport suspension that lowers the sports coupe by 10mm, 18-inch M wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, an M Sport braking system with fixed multi-piston calipers, Variable Sports Steering with Servotronic function, a model-specific M aerodynamic package and exterior mirror caps finished in Ferric Grey Metallic.

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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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  • Smartacus Smartacus on May 17, 2016

    X3 M40i gets 355HP from the same engine oh no 355HP M240i? oh ok oh it's only getting 340HP to protect the hobbled M2? oh ok oh now it's down to 335HP? oh ok You can't do that. You can't bait and switch more than once like that!! Not when TT-RS gets 400HP 5-banger and MB gets 375HP 2.0T This M4 protectionism has dragged down everything else.

  • FrownyFace3000 FrownyFace3000 on May 17, 2016

    That's great, but two questions: -Why does the 240i get a more powerful version of the (barely just updated) engine in the 340i? -Why does the 240i have over 20 lbs-ft MORE torque than the M2?!