BMW 2 Series – Australian pricing confirmed

BMW M235i

BMW Australia has today confirmed basic pricing for the new 2 Series Coupe range, which will go on sale here in March. This confirms the exclusive pricing info we brought you back in mid-November.

As we told you back in November there will be three models in the 2 Series range down under:

BMW 220i Coupe (135kW/270Nm)– $50,500*
BMW 220d Coupe (135kW/380Nm) – $52,500*
BMW M235i Coupe (240kW/450Nm) – $79,900*
*Manufacturer’s list pricing (includes GST & LCT).

There’s still no official specifcation details released, other than all 2 Series models will have an 8-speed automatic transmission fitted as standard. You’ll need to refer back to our previous post to get an insight as to the expected specifications.

BMW M235i – $79,900*

BMW M235i

BMW M235i

BMW M235i

BMW 220d – $52,500*

BMW M235i

BMW M235i

BMW M235i

The new BMW 2 Series Coupé

  • First ever model to wear the 2 Series designation
  • Unbeatable driving dynamics in the premium compact segment and emotionally appealing aesthetics in typical BMW Coupé style
  • Clear differentiation from the compact BMW 1 Series models thanks to an individual dynamic design, increased size and interior space and enhanced product substance
  • Premiere of the newest and most powerful petrol powered BMW M Performance Automobile, the BMW M235i Coupé
  • 220i, 220d and M235i available from launch
  • Available in Australian showrooms from March 2014

January 19 2014 – Today BMW Australia announced details of its newest performance two-door model, the BMW 2 Series Coupé, which is set to raise the bar in the premium compact segment in terms of dynamic ability, aesthetic appeal and emotional allure. The successor to the extremely popular 1 Series Coupé improves in all facets by delivering an even higher level of thrilling dynamics, improved occupant comfort coupled with the latest in innovative technology.

According to Phil Horton, Managing Director for BMW Group Australia, the new 2 Series Coupé is sure to get your heart racing.

“The 2 Series Coupé blends stunning good looks with the kind of incredible dynamic talent that can only be delivered by a rear wheel drive car,” he said.

“Add to this the generous specification loaded with the latest in innovative technology, and we are very confident that we have another winner!” said Mr Horton.

At launch there will be three model variants that make up the BMW 2 Series Coupé range, all equipped with the latest BMW TwinPower turbo engines boasting exhilarating power and torque figures, yet still returning impressive fuel economy.

Priced from $50,500 the entry point BMW 220i Coupé develops 135 kW of power and 270 Nm of peak torque which is delivered as early as 1,250 rpm. This is enough to propel the BMW 220i Coupé from 0-100 km/h in 7.0 seconds whilst consuming a mere 6.0 l/100 km’s on the combined cycle.

The BMW 220d Coupé likewise produces 135 kW from its four-cylinder TwinPower turbo diesel engine boasting a substantial 380 Nm of torque. And whilst it consumes just 4.4 l/100 km’s the BMW 220d Coupé sprints from standstill to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds. The entry diesel variant is available from $52,500.

$79,900 will get you into BMWs newest and most powerful petrol powered M Performance Automobile, the BMW M235i Coupé. Claiming an extra 5 kW of power over the BMW M135i it develops 240 kW and 450 Nm of torque enabling a 4.8 seconds sprint to 100 km/h.

All models come standard with the eight-speed sports automatic transmission which includes gear shift paddles and launch control function, and will be available in Australian showrooms from March.

Full specification will be available closer to launch.

BMW 2 Series Coupé Australian Pricing (Australian MRLP*)

  • BMW 220i Coupé – $50,500
  • BMW 220d Coupé – $52,500
  • BMW M235i Coupé – $79,900

*Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price is shown and includes GST and Luxury Car Tax (LCT) – if applicable, but excludes dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges, which are additional and vary between dealers and States/Territories. Customers are advised to contact their nearest BMW dealer for all pricing inquiries.

19 replies on “BMW 2 Series – Australian pricing confirmed”

I was considering the m235i as a replacement for my Scirocco R but it seems like all bmw models look the same (very boring) and the interior is still not at the level of luxury and quality like the Audi models.
But a test drive might change my thoughts about upgrading, who knows!

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That is all.

I’m not sure you need too many options these days, relative to what prevailed when the E82 was being sold.

It has a lot more standard equipment than the old 1 series coupe. But you are still looking at close to $90k drive away once you pick one or two of the option packs and of course there’s the dealer delivery rip off to factor in as well.

I was quoted $101k drive away, with only adding sunroof and stereo plus an added bonus of a lot of vitriol from the dealer in regards to the m235i not having any competitors and how poor the other manufactures are in comparison. Needless to say I shopped elsewhere if that’s the kind of arrogant presales treatment you get from BMW.

@Dan You didn’t retort that the AMG A45 is faster and $5k cheaper??

A $15k increase over the M135i is insanity..

@dkr – I did mention the a45 was ~$20K less (local quote for $81K), quicker and comes with more standard equipment etc. and I was told “BMW don’t consider the A45 a competitor and it has also had 3 recalls in the first few months and with its high strung 4 cylinder most likely won’t last the distance.”. This was inaccurate after checking the Australian recalls website. I also questioned if it was a possibility that the m235i would receive a 10K price reduction and standard options upgrade in 12 months time like the m135i received a little while back, but I didn’t get an answer, no surprise there.

They also stated that the S3 Sedan is not a competitor either so that rules out the CLA45 being a competitor too, both being sedans. So I have no idea where they’re trying to position the car, maybe aiming at bit too high and trying to compete with base spec Cayman/Boxster’s?

I simply took my business elsewhere, I was a bit disappointed with the experience, but comparing it in the market there are much better propositions out there, they might be AWD vs RWD but is RWD worth an extra 15-30K?

Re Dan’s comments on BMW’s view of Mercedes reliability.

The 135i that I had from 2009 to 2012 was the worst most unreliable car I’ve owned. Only one major problem which kept the car off the road for a week after owning it for three days, More annoying were the weekly sequence of little niggles, most electrical- no wipers, no washers, I can’t count how many brake lights were replaced, no dash lights, water filled headlights, the rear mount break light cracking in two. Never again will I own a BM.

My Scirocco is about as fast (real world around Melbourne), utterly reliable, noticably lighter and more fun to drive and arguably more exclusive. Pity it looks like a golf inside.

Given that I’ve sworn off BM’s what next will be the big ? for me.

The $75,381 excludes LCT, rego, stamp duty and dealer delivery. In NSW the actual drive away price is $88k. And thats before you add any options, hence the comment above about being quoted $101k driveaway.

The following is via an email received today from BMW for an M235i:

Manufacturer’s Recommended List Price – $75,381.00
Recommended Dealer Delivery – $2,500.00
Luxury Car Tax (LCT) – $5,269.50
VIC Registration Costs – $777.60
VIC Stamp Duty -$4,160.00
Recommended Drive Away Price – $88,088.10

O yeah forgot about LCT.

Thinking about it, it’s not really in the same class as A45/S3/M135/R as they are all hatchbacks.

You always have to pay premium for a coupe. In this case it’s just 15K more. The difference between a 3 series and a 4 series with same engine is >10k more.

Still more expensive than I would like! We need Merc or Audi to release a coupe version of the A45 and S3 at a lower price and that will force BMW to drop the price ala M135. Prob not going to happen.

Never buy a BMW brand new, not unless you are filthy rich and don’t care about chucking out your money. BMW dealers never do deals because there just isn’t that many BMW dealers around to compete against each other and also a lot of the dealerships are owned by the same principals.

If you hell bent on owning a BMW just buy one from a desperate seller after 2 or 3 years, or from repossessed auctions. I always find more 2-3 year old BMW especially the top of the range models, more than any other car manufacturer at repossession auctions. I guess it says a lot about the types who buy BMW’s.

In any case I think a much better and more fun option will be the new Mustang. It will sound better, look cooler and go harder from the specs I’ve seen. Plus there will be a raft of after market gear from the states to go as wild or mild as you like. Ford dealers will also do a cracking deal so you will get a tonne of value for money. Plus it won’t be overladen with electrical crap like the BMW so there is less chance of something going wrong. But I guess you will always get the stiff-upper-lip yuppie type buying the more expensive BMW over the Mustang I’m sure.

Hey Reed,

Are you from the USA?…

Cause I doubt very much we will be getting a RHD mustang. + Mustang isn’t in the range of a 2, more of a 3/4…

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