BMW 2-Series

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One of the newest nameplates in the firm’s range, the BMW 2 Series is an unusual collection of four models, with one half having little under-the-skin relation to the other. 

  • BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer (15 on)
  • BMW 2-Series Coupe (14 on)
  • BMW 2-Series Active Tourer (14 on)
  • BMW 2-Series M2 (16-17)

One of the newest nameplates in the firm’s range, the BMW 2 Series is an unusual collection of four models, with one half having little under-the-skin relation to the other. 

Launched in 2014 was the BMW 2 Series coupe, a direct replacement for the 1 Series coupe before it. It still has few direct rivals, although the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT86 come close in intent. 

As with other modern BMWs there’s a range of economical petrol and diesel engines, although crowning the range (for now) is the rapid M235i with a turbocharged 3-litre petrol engine. Power is sent to the rear wheels, with certain models also available with xDrive, BMW’s four-wheels drive system.

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Most Popular New Model Reviews

BMW 2-Series Coupe 2014 on

4.5 out of 5
BMW 2-Series Coupe 2014 on

New price range:
£25,645 - £53,140

Used price range:
£8,097 - £41,070

  • Great engines
  • Comfortable yet sharp handling
  • High level of equipment
  • Excellent M235i model
  • Emissions could be lower
  • No grab handles on roof

BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2014 on

4 out of 5
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2014 on

New price range:
£25,485 - £37,445

Used price range:
£7,524 - £28,990

  • Badge
  • Premium Interior
  • Four-wheel drive option
  • Three-cylinder refinement
  • Tough competition
  • Awkward styling
  • Can get pricey

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2015 on

4 out of 5
BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2015 on

New price range:
£27,350 - £37,310

Used price range:
£9,257 - £27,427

  • Premium badge appeal
  • High quality interior
  • Four-wheel drive available
  • Lacks rivals flexibility
  • Questionable looks
  • Ride firmness

BMW 2-Series Competitors

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