The BMW 2-Series Levels Up

The BMW 2-Series Levels UpThe 2 Series cockpit follows current Eurotrends in that BMW has smoothed out the horizontal lines to make it look more spacious, and tried to simplify the controls while adding ever more functions to the gizmotronic menu.

Too many cars come in monochromatic shades of gray, ranging from white to black, with no actual color pigments. For 2018, BMW has added a pair of new blues to the 2-Series, Mediterranean Blue Metallic and a lighter Seaside Blue Metallic. Those are in addition to the bold Sunset Orange, so forget any complaints about dreary color options.

Engines remain the same, which means three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesels. Oh, and the six-cylinder in the M140i and M240i – a particular favourite of ours, though all are good. In Britain the Ms are RWD only, but elsewhere in Europe you can have them with xDrive AWD. No word on whether BMW is rectifying that with the facelift.

No big changes then, and nothing that would convince you to buy one if you weren’t already considering one. But these were both strong cars to begin with – RWD is unique in the segment – and these mods only make them more so. Enough to keep ‘em going until all-new ones arrive.

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