BMW 2 Series Coupe

Previously known as the 1 series Coupe, the 2 series Coupe is built up from the BMW 1 series. The current 2 Series better looking than the 1 Series Coupe, it’s also longer, wider and more practical than before. It feels like a standalone model in its own right, rather than simply a two-door version of the 1 Series. In fact, it looks and feels like a junior 4 Series. BMW facelifted the 2 Series in 2017, fitting new air intakes, a larger radiator grille and LED lights as standard. Only the 218 is avaialble as a 1.5 litre 3 cylinder 134 bhp petrol or a 2.0 litre 148 bhp diesel. The petrol performs well hitting 62mph in 8.8 seconds and returning up to 52.3 miles per gallon. The diesel cuts the tape in 8.4 seconds and returns up to 65.7 miles per gallon. Both are excellent engine, the Diesel costs an extra £2000 at retail so it offers the better value but the petrol does suit a sports car better, and the 3 cylinder makes an nice noise when pushed.

 

The base SE spec includes: 17-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tyres, climate control, bluetooth phone connectivity with USB connectivity, BMW Professional radio, with DAB and single CD player, 6.5-inch infotainment screen with BMW ConnectedDrive Services, including BMW Emergency Call, BMW Navigation System (with Real Time Traffic Information), BMW Online Services and BMW Teleservices, drive modes – Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport, multi-function sports steering wheel, Rear parking sensors, automatic LED headlights and automatic windscreen wipers. Upgrade to mid-range Sport trim you get, switchable ambient interior lighting, Drive Performance Control including Sport+ mode, sports front seats, chrome exhaust tailpipes. Opt for the M-Sport trim you’ll get 18-inch alloy wheels with run flat tyres, headlight wash, hexagon cloth/alcantara upholstery, M exterior styling with M designation badges, M Sport multifunction steering wheel, and M Sport suspension.

 Winter Best Buy – BMW 2 Series Coupe 218 (Petrol or Diesel) SE Manual  –   £799 Advance Payment (£64.80 wpms) or £999 (£64.80 + £197 wmps) in Sport or £1199 (£142 wmps) in MSport

 Winter Best Buy – BMW 2 Series Coupe 218 (Petrol or Diesel) SE Automatic  –   £1299 Advance Payment (£242 wpms) or £1499 (£442 wmps) in Sport or £1699 (£642 wmps) in MSport