2025 BMW 2 Series Gets Mild Update, M2 Adds Power

Hot on the heels of the refreshed 2025 3 Series, BMW is giving the 2 Series coupe an update for the 2025 model year. The first units are slated to hit the market in August, with production taking place in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

First, a new M Sport Pro Package is available as an option on all models. It includes M Shadowline headlights, an M rear spoiler in black, other black exterior accents and M Sport brakes with red calipers.

The range of paint finishes has been revised with two new metallic shades, namely Vegas Red and Skyscraper Grey. Zandvoort Blue, which was previously exclusive to the M2, is now available for the M240i xDrive. New 19-inch wheel designs are also part of the mix.

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Moving to the interior, the BMW Curved Display comprises a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and a 14.9-inch centre touchscreen. The latter is powered by version 8.5 of the iDrive system with a new QuickSelect home menu. Climate control functions, seat heating and, if fitted, steering wheel heating can be operated by touch or by voice command. The dashboard has been revised in the process and features fewer physical controls, so some adjustment will be required.

Standard ambient lighting includes new waterfall lighting integrated into the covers of the central air vents, with nine colours to choose from. What’s more, there’s a new two-spoke steering wheel with a polygonal rim. The new M leather steering wheel, standard on M240i models and optional on 230i models as part of the M Sport Package, now features a flat bottom, redesigned spokes, a red centre marker at the 12 o’clock position and contrasting stitching in the BMW M tricolour.

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One other thing: customers can now choose from four colours of perforated SensaTec leatherette for the standard sports seats, including new Tacora Red, and four colours of Vernasca leather, now featuring Black with Red Highlight.

Keep in mind there are no mechanical changes. The four-cylinder 230i xDrive and six-cylinder M240i xDrive continue to deliver 255 horsepower and 382 horsepower, respectively.

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M2 Cranked Up to 473 Horsepower

When it comes to the mighty M2, the 2025 update adds 20 ponies under the hood for a total of 473 horsepower. Unlike other 2 Series models, output is transferred exclusively to the rear wheels. Also, customers can choose a six-speed manual transmission at no extra cost, although peak torque is lower at 406 lb-ft whereas the eight-speed M Steptronic transmission will give you 443 lb-ft.

Whichever gearbox is selected, advances have been made with the accelerator mapping and response in all the drive modes resulting in noticeably more rapid reactions to the driver’s input, BMW claims. The manual M2 shaves 0.1 second off its 0-100 km/h time, completing the trip in just 4.2 seconds. The automatic variant cuts that time to 4 seconds flat.

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New body colours and new alloy wheels (19 inches front, 20 inches rear) are available for 2025. Meanwhile, the signature M quad tailpipes are now finished in black chrome, and the badges on the trunk lid and grille are now black, bordered in sliver.

Inside, M2 drivers will find a new M leather steering wheel with a flat-bottomed rim, redesigned spokes, a red centre marker in the 12 o’clock position, gearshift paddles and of course the two M buttons for selecting custom vehicle setups.

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The M Sport seats in Vernasca leather can now be ordered in Black with a Red highlight or replaced by weight-saving M Carbon bucket seats as a standalone option. Elsewhere, the infotainment system benefits from the same updates that we talked about earlier.

How much does the 2025 BMW 2 Series cost? Canadian pricing (MSRP) starts at $49,300 for the base 230i xDrive, $59,700 for the M240i xDrive and $78,300 for the M2. As mentioned up top, the cars will arrive later this summer.

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