2018 BMW 2-Series vs. Its Competition

2018 BMW 2-Series
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Audi A3 may be the closest competitor to the BMW 2-Series in terms of size and power.

We like the BMW’s base engine more, but Audi offers better interior tech and comfort.

The Mercedes CLA-Class is technically a four-door, compared to the BMW’s 2 doors, but they’re priced and sized the same and we like the BMW’s ride more.

Buick’s Cascada is a traditional boulevardier droptop compared to the BMW 2-Series convertible’s athletic profile.

Cadillac’s ATS has the look, but some interior parts fall down compared to the BMW’s composed confines.

2018 BMW 2-Series2018 BMW 2-Series
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2018 Audi S32018 Audi A3
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2018 Buick Cascada2018 Buick Cascada
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2018 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V Championship Edition models2018 Cadillac ATS
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Quick Specs
The 2018 BMW 2-Series is a competent coupe with plenty of power—even in base trim.
The 2018 Audi S3 is a blast to drive, but it suffers from a tiny rear seat and the Volkswagen Golf R offers the same performance with more room for less.
As a sedate, stylish droptop, the Buick Cascada is an excellent choice; it’s also the only choice.
A sports car with a more practical body, the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V represents American engineering at its very best.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a gorgeous shape in an impressive package. Equally impressive? Its ability to get expensive, even despite being the most affordable sedan in Mercedes' stable.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name    
230i Coupe2.0 TFSI Premium FWD2-Door Convertible4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWDCLA 250 Coupe
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2018 BMW 2-Series vs. 2018 Audi A32018 BMW 2-Series vs. 2018 Buick Cascada2018 BMW 2-Series vs. 2018 Cadillac ATS2018 BMW 2-Series vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class