2021 BMW 2 Series Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
About the BMW 2 Series Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe
Low, wide, and sporty – the 2 Series model range offers drives an expressive, performance-focused entry point into BMW ownership. Available in Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe body styles – there’s a BMW 2 Series that’s perfectly suited to your driving style. Regardless of body style, each comes equipped with a potent 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and can be paired with legendary BMW xDrive all-wheel drive for maximum control across all types of weather conditions.
When it comes to groundbreaking safety and innovative connectivity features, the 2 Series lineup is packed with advanced technology to enhance your drive. Use the BMW Live Cockpit featuring iDrive 6 with 8.8-inch center display screen to access your favorite multimedia features with ease. Luxurious comfort features such as Dakota leather seat upholstery. Enjoy the agile handling of the 2 Series Coupe, the top-town thrills of the 2 Series Convertible, or stand out from the ordinary behind the wheel of the 2 Series Gran Coupe. Regardless of which model you choose, you’ll experience the precision engineering that’s infused into every BMW 2 Series.
What the Critics Say
“The 2-series handles itself with aplomb, thanks in part to its quick, accurate steering responses and its solid, capable chassis. The ride over uneven pavement is generally good, and passengers are isolated from most bumps by the firmly controlled suspension.” — Car and Driver
“Yes, the BMW 2 Series is an excellent car. Its main directive is performance, which is clear from its menu of five potent engines and deft handling attributes. A comfortable ride and good fuel economy don’t hurt its overall appeal, either.” — U.S. News & World Report
What’s New for 2021
Changes to the BMW 2 Series family are relatively minor for the 2021 model year. This year, SiriusXM Satellite Radio is included as standard and now includes real-time traffic updates. Also included as standard is Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Other changes include a reduction in price for the available in-dash navigation system and the discontinuation of both the Luxury Line and Track Handling packages.
BMW 2 Series Features
2 Series Coupe
Poised and ready to perform, the BMW 2 Series Coupe has the perfect combination of race-proven handling and luxurious on-road comfort. Its low-slung stance provides the ability and crisp response to help the 2 Series Coupe attack the apex of the corner with confidence. The signature BMW kidney front grille is complemented by sleek LED headlights at the front which provide a perfect combination of visibility and style. Expressive alloy wheel designs add to the bold stance of the 2 Series Coupe.
2 Series Convertible
Combining sport and elegance, the BMW 2 Series Convertible is a great match for drivers searching for top-down exhilaration and serene luxury. Its noise-reducing soft-top can open or close in a matter of seconds at speeds up to 30 MPH, letting you take in the sunshine and fresh air. An aggressive front fascia and sporty shoulder line help the 2 Series Convertible reflect a confident attitude. With the top raised, its bold silhouette adds sophistication.
2 Series Gran Coupe
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe blends the progressive styling of a coupe with the proven sportiness of a sedan for a truly remarkable new way to hit the streets in style. Eye-catching design elements of the 2 Series Gran Coupe include four frameless doors, a rounded roofline, and slim LED taillights at the rear. Thrilling drive dynamics and performance engineering elements make each drive a memorable one behind the wheel of the 2 Series Gran Coupe.
Inside the BMW 2 Series lineup you’ll have access to the BMW Live Cockpit featuring iDrive 6 with an 8.8-inch center display along with standard Navigation, Apple CarPlay integration, and intelligent voice control. Also available is the BMW Live Cockpit Professional which replaces the traditional gauges with a massive 10.25-inch display featuring iDrive 7. Using the optional BMW Head-Up Display, drivers can view important drive information without taking their eyes off the road thanks to a 9.2-inch readout on the windshield. Customizable display screens allow you to position your favorite apps and media exactly as you would like them.
Since even the most talented drivers can use a helping hand from time to time, the BMW 2 Series model range comes equipped with a collection of advanced driver-assistive safety innovations. Standard on the 2 Series Gran Coupe, the Active Driving Assistant includes features such as Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Active Blind Spot Detection, and Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation. Choose the available Parking Assistance Package for automated parking capabilities, eliminating the guesswork out of squeezing in or out of a tight parking space.
Standard power for the BMW 2 Series Coupe, Convertible, and Gran Coupe comes in the form of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. On 2 Series Coupe and Convertible models, this engine produces a balanced 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque while Gran Coupe models make 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Available across the entire lineup, BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive helps distribute torque and power accordingly in order to maintain traction across the entire spectrum of weather conditions. A standard 8-speed Sport automatic transmission helps to balance responsive acceleration with fuel efficiency. For the ultimate in exhilaration, the BMW M240i is powered by a potent 3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder producing an impressive 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
Trims & Specs
2 Series Coupe
- Starting at $35,900 MSRP*
- 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine, optional xDrive AWD
- Driving Dynamics Control with ECO PRO, COMFORT, SPORT and SPORT+ modes
- LED Headlights and LED Fog Lights
- 10-way power front sport seats including 2-way power side bolsters
- iDrive system with on-board computer and 6.5-inch center screen
2 Series Convertible
- Starting at $41,850 MSRP*
- BMW ConnectedDrive® Services
- Park Distance Control, front and rear
- Rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable speed
- 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel
- High-gloss Black interior trim with Pearl Gloss Chrome highlight
2 Series Gran Coupe
- Starting at $35,700 MSRP*
- Connected Package Plus featuring Advanced Real Time Traffic and BMW Remote Services
- HiFi Sound System with 10 speakers and 205-watt digital amplifier
- Live Cockpit Plus featuring an 8.8-inch instrument cluster and 8.8-inch central information display
- Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control
- BMW Assist eCall™ with Emergency Request (SOS button) and Enhanced Automatic Collision Notification
*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.