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
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.
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 £1,000, which includes extras such as keyless entry, an automatic tailgate, electrically-adjustable front seats with a memory function and a heated steering wheel.
The second-generation 2 Series Coupe has grown compared to the model it replaces; 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 Cayman.
Leg room, head room and passenger space
Space upfront for the driver and front passenger is fine, but we wouldn’t advise spending too much time in the rear seats if you’re over six foot; it’s a bit tight in the back, although it’s more usable than you’ll find in an Audi TT.
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.
All 2 Series Coupe models have a braked towing weight quoted at 1,600kg, while BMW will ask you for around £600 to fit a towbar.
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 costsThe 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 space - currently readingThe 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