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BMW 230i mid-range variant priced at $70,900

BMW Australia has officially announced details around its third 2 Series Coupe variant locally: the mid-range 230i.

Available for customer deliveries from June 2022, the 2022 BMW 230i is priced from $70,900 before on-road costs.

The mid-range 230i joins the entry-level 220i ($61,900) and M240i xDrive ($89,900).

The 230i is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 190kW of power and 400Nm of torque. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with drive sent exclusively to the rear wheels.

BMW claims the 230i can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 5.8 seconds.

By contrast the 220i offers 135kW and 300Nm, and a 0-100km/h time of 7.5 sec. The M240i has a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six with 285kW and 500Nm, and a claimed 4.3sec 0-100km/h time.

2022 BMW 230i highlights include the following, above the 220i:

  • Keyless entry and start
  • Digital key
  • Electric seat adjustment
  • Adaptive LED headlights with auto high-beam
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • HiFi Loudspeaker sound system
  • M Sport brakes

The 2022 BMW 230i is also available with the following option packages:

The $3900 Enhancement package adds standard metallic paint, an electric glass sunroof, and 19-inch M Light alloy wheels.

The $1400 Comfort package adds a heated steering wheel, lumbar support, and heated front seats.

The $1500 M Sport Plus package adds M Lights Shadowline (tinted headlights), M seat belts, M rear spoiler, and high-gloss black exterior highlights.

The $3000 Executive package adds remote engine start, tyre pressure monitoring, alarm system, sun protection glazing, harman/kardon surround sound system, and the BMW Drive Recorder (dash-cam).

The current-generation BMW 2 Series coupe launched in Australia late in 2021.

Revealed in July last year, the new 2 Series isn’t related to the 2 Series Gran Coupe. Instead, it’s closely linked to the 3 Series, which shares the same CLAR underpinnings and engines.

BMW also says the new 2 Series harkens back to the 2002, which is a compact rear-wheel drive sedan that brought the company back from the brink in the 1960s.

Initially two models were offered here: the entry-level 220i with rear-wheel drive and the all-wheel drive M240i xDrive.

Although it hasn’t been revealed yet, we’re expecting a high-performance M2 to follow the current top-of-the-range M240i xDrive at some point. Camouflaged prototypes have been previously spied.

BMW Australia previously increased the pricing of the entry-level 220i by $2000 as part of a wider range price increase in April 2022.

Pricing

  • 2022 BMW 220i: $61,900
  • 2022 BMW 230i: $70,900 (NEW)
  • 2022 BMW M240i xDrive: $89,900

All prices include GST and LCT but exclude on-road costs.

MORE: Everything BMW 2 Series



Reference-www.carexpert.com.au

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