Used BMW 2-Series M2 (2016 - 2017) Costs

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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Running costs

Don’t buy a BMW M2 if you’re worried about running costs. It’s simply not about that. The combined fuel economy figure of 35.8mpg with the automatic gearbox or 33.2mpg with the manual will only be possible if you barely breathe on the throttle for the entire time you’re driving, and where’s the fun in that?

With a 52-litre fuel tank, we’d expect you’ll become pretty friendly with your local petrol station attendant too. Range is going to be sub-200 miles if you’re using the engine’s performance in any real capacity.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Variable service intervals, with fixed-price service packages available to avoid any nasty surprises.


Standard BMW three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Road tax (12 months)

£275.00 - £490.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

One engine and two gearboxes available means CO2 output is 185g/km for the automatic and 199g/km for the manual. 

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