BMW 2 Series Coupe review - MPG, CO2 and running costs

The 2 Series Coupe offers reasonable running costs, with the 220d diesel model returning excellent fuel economy

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

MPG, CO2 and running costs Rating

4.1 out of 5

Price
£33,855 to £46,945
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The beauty of a small, sporty coupe is that, along with being great fun to drive, its relatively lightweight and aerodynamic set-up helps to keep fuel economy pretty reasonable. If you specify your 2 Series Coupe with the 220d 2.0-litre diesel engine then overall efficiency is a real plus point; BMW claims a WLTP maximum of 60.1mpg, with CO2 emissions of 122g/km giving a benefit-in-kind rating of 29 per cent for company car drivers.

Opting for a petrol-powered 2 Series Coupe doesn’t mean you’ll have to deal with spiralling running costs, however; the 220i model returns a best of 44.1mpg on the combined cycle, with 144g/km of CO2, while the more powerful 230i Coupe isn’t far behind with average economy of 42.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 151g/km.

With its 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine and xDrive all-wheel-drive system adding a little extra weight, the M240i performance model returns a claimed maximum of 34.1mpg. When we pitched it up against the Audi TT RS and the Porsche Cayman in our own three-way test, the M240i averaged 27.4mpg, the TT RS managed 28.1mpg, while the less potent Cayman (with 296bhp) achieved 33.2mpg - all decent figures when you consider the near-supercar pace on offer.

Insurance

As you might expect, the 369bhp M240i will be the most expensive model to insure in the 2 Series Coupe range. It sits in group 37, while the 230i petrol version is in group 33. The 220i petrol and 220d diesel are in groups 28 and 29 respectively.

In comparison, an entry-level Porsche Cayman sits in group 42, while the cheapest Audi TT model is in insurance group 36.

Depreciation

The BMW 2 Series Coupe should be a strong performer on the used market. Our data suggests that it should hold onto an average of 54 per cent of its original value after three years and 36,000 miles of motoring.

Next Steps

Which Is Best

Cheapest

  • Name
    220i M Sport 2dr Step Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £33,855

Most Economical

  • Name
    220d MHT M Sport 2dr Step Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £35,825

Fastest

  • Name
    M240i xDrive 2dr Step Auto
  • Gearbox type
    Semi-auto
  • Price
    £43,995

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