2016 BMW 2-Series vs. Its Competition

2016 BMW 2-Series
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The 2-Series is one of the few smaller coupes to offer all-wheel drive.

2016 BMW 2-Series2016 BMW 2-Series
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2016 Audi A32016 Audi A3
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2016 Lexus RC (RC 200t)2016 Lexus RC
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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2016 Porsche Cayman GT42016 Porsche Cayman
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Quick Specs
The 2016 2-Series may be an entry-level model in BMW's lineup, but it builds on a rich lineage, as a well-rounded luxury sports coupe with all the looks, handling and features that you might expect.
The 2016 Audi A3 models offer a variety of body styles, powertrains, and options to battle whatever the small luxury segment has to offer.
The 2016 Lexus RC adds more low-end models, but it's still the racy RC F that comes closes to the Teutonic performance titans.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA is tight on rear-seat space, and on value—but long on style and in AMG trim, explosive performance.
The 2016 Porsche Cayman offers most of the driving satisfaction and practicality of the fabled 911—and perhaps with even more thrills.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded H-6
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact CarsTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe 228i RWD4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus2-Door Coupe4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD2-Door Coupe
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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