BMW subtly refreshes the 2 Series coupé, cabriolet and full-blooded M2

Just in time for summer, as the models launch in July

Following a leaked photo showing the mildly refreshed M2, BMW spilled the beans on the performance-oriented 2er. The 2 Series in both coupé and cabrio form also sees subtle mods.

Most of the changes are concentrated up front, where the 2 Series coupé and the open-top sister offer standard bi-LED headlights surrounded by a hexagonal background pattern.

As an option, customers can request full-LED headlights that flank a fatter kidney grille that sits above a pair of larger outer air intakes. Standard LED taillights, and three new body paints (Mediterranean Blue, Seaside Blue, Sunset Orange) round up the notable outside add-ons.

Inside, BMW settled for tweaking a bit here and there. As a result, the cabin (of both the coupé and cabrio) boasts a new instrument display with black-panel design, slightly redesigned center console and air vents plus a new leather seat upholstery alternative and two new textile choices.

Lastly, the 8.8-inch infotainment display earns touchscreen capacities.

Just like its lesser peers, the BMW M2 benefits from a faint visual rejuvenation, but mechanical changes are nil. We're hoping the upcoming M2 CS will change that.