BMW Australia has added two limited-edition, entry-level variants to its 1 Series hatch and 2 Series Gran Coupe sedan ranges, with lower prices but fewer features.
- 2022 BMW 118i Sport, 218i Sport pricing and specifications
- Limited editions serve as entry-level variants
- Smaller wheels, downgraded seats cut price
- Priced from $48,990 drive-away
The 2022 BMW 118i Sport and 2022 BMW 218i Gran Coupe Sport are now on sale in Australia, lowering the price of entry into the car maker’s small car range.
Priced from $48,990 drive-away in 118i hatchback form, or $53,990 drive-away in 218i Gran Coupe guise, the new small car variants join the larger 320i and 330e sedans in a new Sport Collection, lowering the price of entry in exchange for fewer standard features.
The 118i and 218i editions cost approximately $2000 less than the full-time variants placed above them.
Standard on both BMW Sport Collection small cars are 17-inch alloy wheels, front sport seats with cloth and Sensatec faux leather upholstery, the Sport Line exterior styling package, solid Black paint – the lattermost exclusive to the Sport cars, and the only exterior colour on offer.
For comparison, the standard 118i and 218i variants feature 18-inch wheels, LED front fog lights, a broader range of exterior colours, and the M Sport package, which also includes a unique steering wheel, unique exterior bumpers, a different pattern for the cloth and Sensatec seats, and more.
The 118i and 218i Sport editions retain the standard models’ shared 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as many of their other features, including a 10.25-inch digital instrument display, autonomous emergency braking, LED headlights, Parking Assistant, and a six-speaker sound system.
Both cars are powered by the same 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, sending 100kW and 220Nm to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Combined fuel economy is claimed to sit at 5.9 litres per 100 kilometres in both vehicles.
The 2022 BMW 118i and 218i Gran Coupe Sport will go on sale in Australia by the end of March.
2022 BMW 1 Series Australian pricing
- 118i M Sport – $47,900 plus on-road costs (~$51,000 drive-away)
- 118i Sport – $48,900 drive-away (new)
- 128i M Sport – $56,900 plus on-road costs (~$60,500 drive-away)
- M135i xDrive – $70,900 plus on-road costs (~$78,000 drive-away)
2022 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Australian pricing
- 218i M Sport – $52,900 plus on-road costs (~$56,000 drive-away)
- 218i Sport – $53,900 drive-away (new)
- 220i M Sport – $55,900 plus on-road costs (~$59,500 drive-away)
- M235i xDrive – $75,900 plus on-road costs (~$83,000 drive-away)
2022 BMW 118i, 218i Sport standard features:
- 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio and satellite navigation
- 10.25-inch digital instrument display
- 17-inch alloy wheels with Orbit Grey accents
- Sport Line exterior and interior styling package
- Sport front seats
- Cloth and Sensatec leatherette upholstery
- Six-speaker audio system
- LED headlights
- LED tail-lights
- Single-zone climate control
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Power-folding side mirrors with heating, auto dimming and auto dipping
- Push-button start
- Manual cruise control
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Lane-keep assist
- Solid Black paint only
2022 BMW 118i, 218i adds (over Sport Collection):
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- M Sport exterior and interior package
- Unique cloth/Sensatec upholstery pattern
- LED front fog lights
- Broader colour palette