BMW Facelifted The 2018 2-Series And M2. Can You Tell?

BMW has taken the wraps off the facelifted 2-Series and M2.

Set to be launched in July, the updated model features a modestly revised exterior with a new front fascia that includes larger air intakes and a wider twin kidney grille. Additional changes are limited but the new 2-Series lineup will come standard with LED headlights and updated LED taillights.

Elsewhere, there are several new wheels options and an expanded color palette that includes Mediterranean Blue, Seaside Blue and Sunset Orange

Drivers will find a handful of changes in the cabin as BMW has installed a new instrument panel that “significantly enhances the cockpit’s quality feel.” Designers also installed the latest generation of the iDrive operating system as well as an 8.8-inch display with a touchscreen interface on models equipped with the Navigation Professional system. Other updates include a wireless smartphone charger and a WiFi hotspot which can support up to ten different devices.

European customers will be able to select from a wide variety of models including:
A 218i with a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder developing 136 PS (134 hp) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque

A 220i with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder developing 184 PS (181 hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque

A 230i with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder developing 252 PS (248 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque

An M240i with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder developing 340 PS (335 hp) and 500 Nm (368 lb-ft) of torque

A 218d with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder developing 150 PS (148 hp) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque

A 220d with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder developing 190 PS (187 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque

A 225d with a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder developing 224 PS (221 hp) and 450 Nm (331 lb-ft) of torque

The BMW M2 also returns with a 3.0-liter M TwinPower Turbo engine that produces 370 PS (365 hp) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the updated model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in as little as 4.3 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

2018 BMW 2-Series F/L

2018 BMW M2 F/L

  • Kaisuke971

    The 2 Series is looking sharper overall here, there is definitely not much change but at least that.

  • I like the coupe, not as much of a fan of the convertible. But still a decent looking car.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Keeps resale values up and it really didn’t need a facelift anyway.

  • Kevin Tay

    Old Z4 front grilles? Doesn’t look great. Love the interior on the M2, though.

  • Tumbi Mtika


    I can’t.

  • Nordschleife

    I think that any F/L article should have the pre face lifted version pictures somewhere within it. Especially if it is not obvious as the title of your article ask. While i do appreciate being told what was revised, I still had to pull up the old pics to confirm.

  • Sukhoi31m3

    For the money they’ll be asking, I think I’d just go a full on Mustang. A turbo car with no temp gauge? The Mustang still has a stick ( that are easily found on the lot), gauges, and the ’18 will have a ten speed automatic trannie. I’m not one taken to slush boxes but the reviews of this new 10 speed in the F150 look pretty darn good. Probably the same trans will be put in the Mustang. Tempting. A Ford may not have the exclusivity of a BMW but in the end the speed quotient will nearly the same. And hey, you can even get a spare tire on most Mustang models ( no concrete filled run flat tires!!!).