BMW’S NEWCOMERS. The 2-Series Coupe: A four seater two-door with permutations from four trim levels. Engines: Fourcylinder 2-litre diesels in three tunes badged 218d, 220d and 225d. Fourcylinder two-litre petrol in two tunes badged 220i and 228i and three-litre straight six badged M235i. Prices from £24,265 for the 218d SE. The 220d SE and M235i reviewed cost £25,565 and £34,250.
The 4-Series Convertible: A five-seater with a foldaway hardtop roof sold in four trim levels. Engines: The 420d, 428i and 435i. Prices from £36,675 for the 420d SE to £45,470 for the 435i M Sport. The 428i costs from £39,515. All prices are with manual gearboxes. Verdict: Confusing badges give false engine size but the cars are fine.