The 2022 BMW 230i is considered the entry point for the BMW 2 Series; the best beginner-friendly car for sports car enthusiasts just starting out.
This 2-door BMW car has an incredible package of driver assistance to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers. In addition, this BMW 2-door coupe works with the iDrive 7 operating system.
The design of the new car also totally resembles classic BMW car designs.
2022 BMW 230i: Design and Features
The 2022 BMW 230i has an excellent classic BMW design. The exterior of the car still has the very familiar BMW grille. The 230i also doesn’t sport the oversized grilles that previous BMW cars had in the 4 Series.
The trunk of the car has a longer hood in the front. This length contributes to the stylish interior of the car.
The car is based on the same platform as the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series, which shows that it is slightly longer than the model introduced in 2021. It is also significantly heavier and 2.6 inches wider than the previous model.
Additionally, dual exhaust tips are included at the rear of the car. The interior bears similarities to all other new BMW cars with premium stitched leather and well designed controls.
Some important features are wireless connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot and two USB ports.
The iDrive 7 operating system also provides a host of useful features such as navigation, live traffic, live updates and connected apps, all accessible through the iDrive 7 interface.
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2022 BMW Safety and Technology
A highlight of the 230i’s feature is the engineered safety of its performance. The car includes many driver assistance functions.
This could help beginners stay safe while trying to reach the full potential of the car. The car is designed with advanced driver assistance systems, all integrated into its display’s Active Driving Assistant (ADAS).
The BMW 230i’s driver assistance will also include built-in cameras that can be used to record driving for 40 seconds. This is a crucial advantage as it can be used in times of traffic related crimes where evidence can be of great importance.
HotCars explained: “For example, speed limit information, active blind spot warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, rear cross traffic alert and lane departure warning are all used to inform the driver and increase the safety of the driving experience.”
In addition, the car is equipped with a rear view camera, automatic parking assistance, 360 degree panoramic view and adaptive cruise control. These were installed to ensure driver safety.
2022 BMW 230i price and engine
BMW enthusiasts can no longer purchase this BMW 2-Door Coupe in a manual transmission model. This may be a consternation for some. CNET reported that the 230i will come with an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.
The engine, a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 developing 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, provides the driving force behind the vehicle.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the 2022 BMW 230i is $36,000. Of course, the price of the car also varies depending on its customization.
BMW also offers a few packages with additional prices ranging between $1,900, $2,650 and $3,250.
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