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BMW 2 Series vs. BMW M2

In comparing the BMW 2 Series to the BMW M2, the BMW 2 Series has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, interior volume and overall quality score. The BMW M2 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW 2 Series versus the BMW M2, the BMW 2 Series is a better car than the BMW M2.

BMW 2 Series versus BMW M2 Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used BMW 2 Series ranges from $33,406 to $49,956 while a used BMW M2 from the same model year range is priced between $58,000 to $97,992. For a new model, the BMW 2 Series's price is between $39,886 and $57,376, with the BMW M2 priced between $60,287 and $116,680.

BMW 2 Series versus BMW M2 Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW 2 Series is 7.2 out of 10 while the BMW M2's quality rating is 6.9 out of 10. This results in the BMW 2 Series being ranked 23 out of 39 Best Luxury Small Cars and the BMW M2 being ranked 26 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW 2 Series’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the BMW M2 base engine makes 405 horsepower. The 2 Series is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 480 miles. The M2 is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 329 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The BMW 2 Series, a subcompact car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room and front leg room. The BMW M2, a sports car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$39,886 - $57,376

Used Asking Price:

$33,406 - $49,956

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

42.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$60,287 - $116,680

Used Asking Price:

$58,000 - $97,992

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

40.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.2 / 10

Reliability:

5.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.7 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

6.9 / 10

Reliability:

6.8 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

23 / 39
23 / 39

iSeeCars Rankings

25 / 40
26 / 40

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

M240i, 230i xDrive, 230i, M240i xDrive

Trim Levels

Competition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque:

295 foot-lbs @ 1550 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.072 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

405 hp @ 5230 rpm

Torque:

406 foot-lbs @ 2350 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.113 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 35 / 29

Range (city/hwy):

356 / 480 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Manual

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 24 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

247 / 329 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

35 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

51.7 inches

Cargo Space:

10 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

88.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

53.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

33 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.4 inches

Cargo Space:

13.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

86.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3519 lbs

Width:

81.4 inches

Height:

54.8 inches

Length:

179 inches

Wheelbase:

107.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3600 lbs

Width:

78.3 inches

Height:

55.5 inches

Length:

176.2 inches

Wheelbase:

106 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/35R19