Believe it or not, this really is different to the last 2 Series, but not by much. A short list of tiny, tiny changes and a massive ream of unchanged statistics await.
Here is the lightly facelifted BMW 2 Series, tweaked microscopically from the last one in a classic case of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’
The most noticeable change is at the front headlights, where the inner edges have been pinched into a slightly more hawkish angle than before, but there are also minor tweaks elsewhere that you’d miss unless you designed the thing.
The whole range has been given the treatment at the same time, so the coupe, cabriolet and M2 are all included. There’s not much else that’s new to tell you about, as all the engines are unchanged right through the range.
There’s a 134bhp petrol to kick things off in the 218i, running all the way to 335bhp in the 240i. On the diesel side of things it ranges from a 148bhp 218d to a 221bhp 225d. Most of them come with a choice of either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed auto. The most powerful cars can be combined with xDrive four-wheel drive.
The M2 keeps its 365bhp 3.0-litre turbocharged straight-six and rear-wheel drive, which will please those people who have their eye on one, either now or as a used buy in a few years.
Despite the lack of changes, prices are set to go up a little. Inflation’s a bitch, right? Exact numbers are yet to be confirmed but should be published soon. We like the 2 Series, so hopefully BMW won’t give people a reason to turn elsewhere.