BMW 2-Series Gains Power and Refinement for 2025 Model Year

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The BMW 2-Series is a car that keeps getting better with age, and for 2025, it receives a series of updates that, while minor, add up to a more refined and exciting package. Let's delve into the details of this refresh.

2025 BMW 2-Series

Exterior Enhancements

The first thing you'll notice is the wider range of color options. From the head-turning Vegas Red metallic to the sophisticated Skyscraper Grey metallic, there's a shade to suit every taste. BMW Individual expands the palette further with Frozen Pure Grey metallic and Frozen Portimao Blue II metallic, exclusive options for those seeking a truly unique look. The sporty M240i gains access to Zandvoort Blue, previously reserved for the high-performance M2 model.

Complementing the new colors is a selection of 19-inch alloy wheels in various designs and finishes, including a classic Jet Black and a stylish two-tone option. Drivers seeking an even more aggressive appearance can opt for the M Sport Professional Package. This package adds darkened exterior elements like M Shadow Line lights and a black rear spoiler, along with M Sport brakes with red or blue calipers for a touch of stopping power with personality.

2024 BMW 2-Series


While official pictures haven't revealed all the interior details, BMW promises a new instrument panel with a cleaner design and fewer buttons. This minimalistic approach is echoed in the new air vent knobs and the addition of a waterfall lighting effect for a touch of ambiance.

The steering wheel options cater to both luxury and performance preferences. The 230i gets a sophisticated two-spoke design, while the M240i boasts a new M Sport steering wheel with a flat bottom, redesigned spokes, and a red center stripe for a race-inspired feel.

Heated sport seats come standard, and upholstery options have been expanded to include Tacora Red SensaTec for a bolder look, alongside Black and Red Vernasca leather for those who prefer a touch of classic elegance.

The M240i receives further distinction with M Fine Brushed Aluminum trim as standard. Additionally, all 2025 2-Series Coupes offer new wood trim options, like Fineline Light and Ash Grey Blue open-pore wood, for a more natural and luxurious feel.

BMW 2-Series interior

Tech Upgrade

The iconic Curved Display, featuring a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment screen, remains central to the driving experience. However, the underlying software is now BMW Operating System 8.5, offering a revamped home screen, a more intuitive menu layout, and an improved navigation system for a seamless user experience.

BMW 2-Series

Powertrain Options

Under the hood, the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine continues to deliver a reliable 255 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque. Mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, it propels the coupe from 0-96 km/h in a brisk 5.3 seconds with all-wheel drive.

For those craving more power, the M240i with its 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six engine is the answer. This beast produces 382 horsepower and a staggering 500 Nm of torque, shrinking the 0-96 km/h time to a thrilling 4.1 seconds with all-wheel drive.


The 2025 BMW M2: More Power, More Options

The much-anticipated M2 update focuses primarily on a power boost. With 20 additional horses for a total of 473 horsepower, the 2025 M2 offers a noticeable increase in performance compared to its predecessor. This upgrade sets the tone for the other changes, which include a new wheel color option, more paint choices, and the same advanced infotainment system found in the rest of the 2-Series lineup.

Beyond the headline-grabbing horsepower increase, BMW emphasizes improved responsiveness for the M2. This translates to a recalibrated accelerator pedal and a revised torque curve for the twin-turbocharged engine, offering a more engaging driving experience.

The good news for purists is that the coveted six-speed manual transmission remains available. However, there's a catch: it now delivers slightly less torque compared to the eight-speed automatic. While the manual transmission retains its peak torque of 550 Nm, the automatic boasts a higher figure of 600 Nm.


There's a silver lining for manual enthusiasts, though. The usable torque range for the manual transmission has been expanded for 2025, with all 406 lb-ft of torque accessible between 2,650 and 6,130 rpm. This is an improvement over the outgoing model, where torque began to taper off at 5,870 rpm. While the peak torque figure for the automatic transmission remains higher at 600 Nm, this peak is only available in a narrower window. This translates to a slight advantage in acceleration for the manual M2, achieving 0-96 km/h in 4.1 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than the 2024 model. The automatic transmission retains the same 0-96 km/h time of 3.9 seconds from the previous year.

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