2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe Review

Introduction

The BMW 2 Series Coupe is part of the sportier group of cars that use the underpinnings of the 1 Series hatchback, and its focus is on driving pleasure ahead of practicality. However, it still has space for four people inside and a big boot at the back, and it comes with a wide range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines. Although the vast majority of 2 Series Coupes are rear-wheel drive, BMW’s xDrive four-wheel-drive system is offered on a solitary diesel variant, and the standard gearbox through most of the range is a six-speed manual – with an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic also available. Four trim levels ensure there’s a good variety of choice for the potential 2 Series Coupe buyer.

 

Body Style: Coupe                Seats: 4                  MRP from £23,370 - £35,420

          

Did you know? The 2 Series family is broader than the 1 Series on which it is based, with Convertible, Active Tourer, and Gran Tourer cars also available.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.2/10)

The BMW 2 Series Coupe slugs it out with the Audi TT for the compact coupe class honours. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world but it does at least look suitably different to, and sportier than, the 1 Series hatchback to which it is related. Yet the BMW maintains more practicality than the TT, and it comes with one of the company's typically brilliant rear-wheel-drive chassis, which m...