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 hitting 62mph in 8.8 seconds and returning up to 52.3 miles per gallon. The petrol engine suits the sports car perfectly and the 3 cylinder engine 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.

Summer Best Buy – BMW 2 Series Coupe 218i (Petrol) Sport Manual  –   £2499 Advance Payment (£1371 wpms) or £2999 (£1871 wmps) in M Sport

Summer Best Buy – BMW 2 Series Coupe 218i (Petrol) Sport Automatic  –   £2999 Advance Payment (£1871 wpms) or £3499 (£2371 wmps) in MSport

 

 

BMW 2 Series Convertible

The fabric roof folds neatly into the boot in around 20 seconds at speeds up to 30mph. The rear two seats are small – adults will struggle for knee room and, if the roof is up, head room is restrictive too. The 2 Series Convertible is more about style and enjoyment for two, and it delivers the goods, with a classy, high quality finish and thoroughly enjoyable, yet still very comfortable driving experience. Trims avaialble are the SE and Sport paired to the 1.5 litre 3 cylinder 134 bhp petrol, 0-62 is a respectable 8.8 seconds.

Summer Best Buy – BMW 2 Series Convertible 218i (Petrol) Sport Manual  –   £3749 Advance Payment (£2621 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Summer Best Buy – BMW 2 Series Convertible 218i (Petrol) Sport Automatic –   £3199 Advance Payment (£2071 wpms)

 

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

The four door Gran Coupe is front-wheel-drive as its built upon the same transverse-engined architecture as the 1 series, same wheelbase, similar nose, virtually the same cabin in the front. At the back there’s a 430 litre saloon boot with the addition of split folding rear seats, but the sloping roofline limits headroom for rear passengers.  Trims are Sport or M-Sport and the only engine on the Scheme is the 1.5 litre 3 cylinder petrol 218i offering 140hp and 220 nm of torque which will get you to 62mph in 8.7 seconds. Fuel economy range is a claimed 42.2 – 47.1 mpg, expect mid – late 30’s in the real world. Prices are excellent, particularly when compared to the Mercedes CLA, with the BMW 218i manual starting at Price reduced from previous quarter price£749 Advance Payment. full Q3 prices here.