America is big and so are its vehicles, traditionally. It has taken time for motorists there to accept that small cars can offer the same level of luxury and technology as larger vehicles. The new Mercedes A-Class is a prime example of this philosophy, while the 2 Series demonstrates that performance also can be potent even in pocket format.
2019 BMW 2 Series
BMW launched the 2 Series in 2014 to replace the 1 Series that became at that point a hatchback model sold only in Europe. Convertible and AWD models were added in 2015. Four- and six-cylinder cars were originally called 228i and 235i, but were renamed 230i and M240i in 2017, and updated in 2018.
BMW offers the 2 Series Coupe versions, among them the 230i and M240i, with RWD and AWD. In the cabriolet version, the 230i is equipped with the 4WD system as standard, while the M240i is equipped with RWD or AWD. For the purposes of our comparison we are analyzing the two models with the base 2.0L turbo engine.