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BMW 2 Series 2022: 230i variant joins the two-door sports coupe pack

 
Zak Adkins
Journalist

Uprated outputs of 190kW/400Nm make the 230i a zestier package than the base 220i variant


The four-cylinder BMW 230i coupe has joined the rest of the BMW 2 Series range with a 190kW/400Nm power plant, sitting in between the 135kW 220i and range-topping 285kW six-cylinder M240i xDrive.

The new 230i model will arrive in BMW dealerships and will be ready for customer deliveries as of next month, June 2022. 

The BMW 230i uses the same B48 turbocharged four-cylinder engine  found in cars such as the current BMW 330i sedan and wagon, BMW Z4, overseas-market Toyota Supra and even the Morgan Plus Four sports car.

BMW 2 Series 230i blue 2022
The 230i is the perfect middle ground between the 220i and M240i xDrive!

What is the standard kit on a new BMW 230i?

The 230i gets the same features as found on the 220i which sits below it in the range. These standard specifications include an eight-speed torque converter automatic transmission, auto start/stop, electric power steering, M Sport package including multi-function wheel sport seats and alcantara upholstery.

M Sport adaptive suspension, 18-inch M light alloy wheels, driving and parking assistant, 12.3-inch digital driving cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging, ambient lighting and LED headlights and tail lights are also included. 

The BMW M240i xDrive sits above the 230i and uses a six-cylinder engine

On top of the specification fitted to the base 220i, the 230i adds to this with features including a BMW digital key, M Sport brakes, electric seat adjustment, adaptive LED headlights including a high-beam assistant, active cruise control and a HiFi loudspeaker system. 

The 230i is also fitted with a uprated 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder ‘TwinPower’ engine that produces outputs of 190kW/400Nm. With this setup, the 230i is capable of hitting 100km/h in 5.8 seconds, which is a pretty brisk improvement on the 220i which does the same sprint in 7.5 seconds. 

Available options packages for the BMW 2 Series

Four packages are available for an extra cost for the BMW 230i. 

The first of which is the Enhancement package which includes metallic paint, glass electric sunroof and 19-inch M light alloy wheels.

BMW 2 Series 230i grey 2022
The BMW 230i will get a 190kW version of the B48 engine used in various other BMWs

Next is the Comfort package, which for the 230i, includes steering wheel heating, lumbar support and front seat heating.

For the M enthusiasts, the M sport plus package includes M shadowline lights, M seat belts and M rear spoiler. Blue brake calipers are standard on the 230i and do not cost extra. 

Finally, the Executive package includes remote engine start, tyre pressure monitoring, an alarm system, sun protection glazing/tinting, a harmon/kardon surround sound system and a BMW drive recorder (dashcam). 

BMW 2 Series 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • 220i: $61,900
  • 230i: $70,900
  • M240i xDrive: $89,900