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
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.
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.
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.
In this review
- 1BMW 2 Series Coupe reviewFun to drive, with a great mix of performance and usability, the BMW 2 Series Coupe is a strong all-rounder
- 2Engines, performance and driveCapable petrol and diesel engines offer good performance, while the 369bhp M240i model will appeal to keen drivers
- 3MPG, CO2 and running costs - currently readingThe 2 Series Coupe offers reasonable running costs, with the 220d diesel model returning excellent fuel economy
- 4Interior, design and technologyWith a stylish, purposeful look and a cabin that oozes quality, the BMW 2 Series Coupe is an appealing choice
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe second-generation 2 Series Coupe has grown in size, which makes it even more practical than its close rivals
- 6Reliability and safetyBMW will be pleased with its improved Driver Power showing, but four-star Euro NCAP rating for the 2 Series Coupe will be a disappointment