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BMW 2 Series Coupe review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

The second-generation 2 Series Coupe has grown in size, which makes it even more practical than its close rivals

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4.0 out of 5

Practicality, comfort and boot space Rating

3.9 out of 5

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£37,790 to £51,490
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If you’re after a two-door coupe, but still need to retain a little extra practicality, then the BMW 2 Series Coupe will certainly be of interest. Usable rear seats and a decent boot are handy features, while the composed ride, excellent build quality and strong engines ensure that time spent behind the wheel of BMW’s smallest coupe will be a comfortable experience.

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The cabin is ergonomically sound, with a driver-focused dash that is slightly angled towards the right. Twin cupholders and a front armrest are well placed for ease of use, while BMW offers its optional Comfort Pack for around £1,300, which includes extras such as keyless entry, an automatic tailgate, electrically-adjustable front seats with a memory function and a heated steering wheel.

Size

The second-generation 2 Series Coupe has grown compared to its predecessor; it’s 4,548mm long, 1,404mm tall and 1,838mm wide, meaning the new model is a full 105mm longer and 68mm wider, while the roof line is 28mm lower. It has a brawnier look which helps it stand out against rivals such as the stylish Audi TT and sporty Porsche 718 Cayman.

Leg room, head room and passenger space

Space upfront for the driver and passenger is fine, and if those in the front are less than six feet tall then even adults can fit in the back of the 2 Series Coupe, so long as they’re not too tall either. Headroom in the back is fairly tight mind you, but if you just need to run some friends into town, the rear seats work just fine and they’re comfortable and supportive, too.

The 2 Series Coupe even gets a set of ISOFIX mounting points in the rear, so it’s possible to install a child seat, though you’ve got to do that through the gap between the door opening and front seat.

Boot

With a 390-litre boot, the 2 Series Coupe’s loadspace is a touch bigger than you’ll find in a Volkswagen Golf, although the 2 Series has a saloon-style bootlid rather than a more convenient hatchback opening. The rear seats do fold in a 40:20:40 split, which means you can carry larger items if needed, while loading should be easier as the boot lip is 35mm lower compared to the previous model.

Towing

All 2 Series Coupe models have a braked towing weight quoted at 1,600kg, while BMW will ask you for around £800 to fit a towbar.

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