Used BMW 2-Series M2 (2016 - 2017) Safety & Reliability

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.

4 out of 5



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The M2 is based on the BMW 2 Series Coupe, which in turn is a derivation of the 1 Series Hatchback, and that scored a maximum five stars in the Euro NCAP crash-testing programme back in 2012.

Standard safety features on board include:

• Airbags: front on both sides, curtain front and rear, seat-integrated side front

• Adaptive cruise control

• Brake pad wear indicator

• Electronic stability control

• Hill-start assist to prevent rolling back while pulling away on an incline

• Rear parking sensors

• Automatic headlights and wipers

• Halogen headlights

• Two ISOFIX child seat lashing points for the outer rear seats

• Tyre-pressure monitoring system

You’ve got a number of optional safety features to choose from too. The Visibility Package includes headlight washers along with adaptive xenon headlamps including an automatic high-beam function. You can specify a reversing camera, and keyless entry and ignition is available under the name Comfort Access.

The Driving Assistant package would be useful if you’re doing a lot of motorway miles, comprising a lane-departure warning system as well as a forward-collision warning, low-speed automatic braking and a fatigue-detection system.

4.5 out of 5


Nothing to worry about here. BMW has a long history of building reliable performance cars. Many of the important parts on the M2 have been tried and tested in other models with no issues reported.

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