Used BMW 2-Series M2 (2016 - 2017) Buying & Selling

Review by Gareth Evans on
Last Updated: 29 Sep 2016
A new M car from BMW is always an exciting prospect. Known for their powerful engines and pin-sharp handling, they’re often styled in a manner that is purposeful but reserved, flying under the radar unless you really know what to look for.

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Buying used

The history of the car is key here. Ensure it has a full BMW service history and a record of all work done to the car. It’s worth spending some time checking brake pads and tyres, because worn items could indicate a hard life, or potentially could offer bargaining room if you choose to buy the car.

Is the owner a member of any driving clubs or forums? If so, a quick search may reveal history about the car you need to know about. Many M2s will find their way onto race tracks, so check very carefully what your target car has been used for.

We’d steer well clear of modified cars, which are less desirable as secondhand buys.

Ensure you get a Parkers Car History Check to uncover any hidden past you need to be aware of.

See 35 used BMW 2-Series M2s for sale, starting at £27,995

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It’s going to be easy to sell your M2 – there will be far higher demand than supply.

That said, if you’ve modified the car, consider returning it to standard before selling to ensure you attract the right sort of buyers. It’s worth advertising it on enthusiast websites too.

Either way, tidy the car up as best you can and consider replacing consumables such as tyres or brake pads.

It’s also important to keep a full record of work done to the car including routine servicing and any maintenance.

When you list your car on classified sites, detail the full spec and take as many clear pictures of it as you can.

Find out what your M2 is worth with a Parkers valuation before you advertise it for sale.