2023 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe Review

Vehicle's Overview

The 2023 BMW 228i Gran Coupe provides playful handling and a duo of turbocharged four-cylinder powertrains. The interior of the 228i Gran Coupe showcases a straightforward, driver-focused design with internal ambient lighting that lights up the dashboard and door panels. Although BMW states that rear-seat legroom is almost identical to the larger 3-series sedan, both front- and rear-seat occupants report feeling cramped inside.

2023 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe Review



The standard illuminated BMW 228i interior trim showcases the sporty design of the 2 Series Gran Coupe. The interior styling of the BMW 228i cabin provides a simple driver-focused design featuring ambient interior lighting that illuminates the door panels and dashboard. The entire interior cabin comes designed with the driver in mind, from the ergonomically oriented screens and controls to the included Sport Seats. The 2-series Gran Coupe provides a smaller cargo area since it is a coupe but offers enough space for grocery runs or fun weekend road trips. Regarding infotainment and connectivity, the 2023 BMW 228i Gran Coupe is equipped with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.


Four frameless doors, a dynamic shape, and sleek LED taillights give the traditional coupe style a contemporary twist. The double kidney grille's expressive design produces a very evocative appearance, highlighting the iconic BMW shark nose.

However, the 90-m diameter tailpipe of the BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe makes a visual statement. The 228i Gran Coupe features LED rear lights that highlight the vehicle's dynamic rear and provide better visibility.



2023 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe  Performance

The 2023 BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe puts muscle in motion with a 2.0-Liter BMW engine that delivers up to 228 horsepower. The 228i delivers a brisk 5.1-second run to 60 mph. An eight-speed automatic transmission with sporty gear changes is a standard on the 228i xDrive Gran Coupe. However, the gear shifts are configured for optimal performance in Sport mode and with the gear lever in the left-hand S/M position. So whether you choose automatic or manual using the gearshift paddles or gear lever, you can coast with incredible dynamic driving comfortably.

BMW xDrive

BMW xDrive's intelligent all-wheel drive technology distributes the driving forces to the appropriate wheels in a fraction of a second in response to changing driving circumstances. The result is maximum stability, control, and traction.


The 2-series Gran Coupe BMW offers a new Dynamic Handling package on the base 228i models, and buyers can order integrated navigation for the digital gauge display as a standalone option.

Now available on the BMW 228i is a universal garage-door opener, lumbar support, wireless smartphone charging pad, and the premium Harman Kardon stereo system. Two new colours are now available for the Gran Coupe, including Phytonic Blue Metallic and Skyscraper Grey Metallic. However, buyers can no longer order Black leather upholstery with blue accents.

Digital Gauge Display

Digital Gauge Display

premium Harman Kardon stereo system

Premium Harman Kardon stereo system

Wireless smartphone charging pad

Wireless smartphone charging pad


A 10.3-inch touchscreen on the dashboard and a 10.3-inch digital gauge display is visible to the driver. For convenience, the latter is slanted slightly in the driver's direction. Standard features include SiriusXM satellite radio and navigation.

BMW Live Cockpit Professional

Dynamics Digital Instrument Cluster

You can see all the driving information required by the Standard Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster. To receive a larger Central Information Display, choose the available Premium Package.

Smartphone Integration

My BMW App

The convenient My BMW App allows you to lock and unlock doors and start your engine to get things running from your mobile device and check your vehicle status.

Remote Software Upgrades

Wireless AppleCarPlay and Android Auto

Your 2023 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility for simple, wireless access to your favorite entertainment and communication.

228i xDrive Gran Coupe Model



BMW's Active Driving Assistant features include a suite of driver-assistance features to help reduce the likelihood of an accident, which comes standard. Key safety features include:

Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection

Active Blind Spot

The Active Blind Spot cues in the BMW 228i's exterior mirrors alert you to hazards, with steering wheel vibration for extra protection.

Lane-Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

With Lane Departure Warning, if your 228i BMW starts to stray from its lane, the automated system alerts you to get back on track.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Frontal Collision Warning with City Collison Mitigation

The Frontal Collision Warning with City Collison uses visual and acoustic alerts to activate, and brakes intervene at speeds up to 35 mph.

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