In-depth reviews

BMW 2 Series Coupe (2014-2021) review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

The BMW 2 Series Coupe makes a truly practical coupe, with four usable seats and a decent boot

BMW coupes have always been very usable everyday cars, and the 2 Series is no different. While some coupes like the Audi TT have very constricted rear seats, the BMW offers a decently-sized couple of chairs in the rear, as well as providing masses of room for the driver and passenger in the front. The driving position is excellent, with a huge range of adjustment as anyone familiar with the BMW line-up would expect.

Up front, there’s plenty of stowage, with decent door pockets, plus a big glovebox and centre cubby as well as a pair of cupholders in the centre console. Rear parking sensors, auto lights and Bluetooth are all practical touches on the standard kit list, plus BMW’s excellent navigation system is included too.

Size

The 2 Series Coupe doesn't look as racy as some of its coupe competitors, but it certainly benefits significantly in practical terms from its conventional three-box proportions. Its wheelbase is 30mm longer than the old 1 Series Coupe’s too.

Overall the 2 Series measures up at 4,432mm, which is longer than the 4,177mm Audi TT. At 1,418mm to the roof, it also stands considerably taller than the TT, which stands at 1,353mm.

Leg room, head room & passenger space

Getting into the back of the BMW is surprisingly easy, as the long doors open wide, while the folding seat and high roofline combine to leave a big gap to step through. 

There’s plenty of elbow room for two when you’re inside, and a handy button on the shoulder of each front seat allows rear passengers to slide the front seats forward to ease exit. Plus the two individual rear seats are supportive and comfortable.

Headroom is a little compromised, but the relatively large rear windows mean it feels a bit less claustrophobic in the back of the 2 Series than it does in rivals. Rear Isofix mountings are standard in the 2 Series.

Boot

Boot capacity is up 20 litres on the old 1 Series Coupe to 390 litres – giving the BMW a decent-sized load area that’s more usable than most coupe rivals. Better still, the tailgate opens to reveal a usefully large opening, plus the rear bench splits and folds.

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

Most Popular

'The best car in the world is Korean'
Opinion Mike Rutherford
Opinion

'The best car in the world is Korean'

Mike Rutherford praises Hyundai and Kia's joint win in Best Cars of the Year
16 Jan 2022
Top 10 best hybrid cars to buy 2022
Best hybrid cars - header image
Hybrid cars

Top 10 best hybrid cars to buy 2022

Hybrid power is the way forward if the car industry is to be believed so we've found the top 10 best hybrid cars to buy now...
2 Jan 2022
Volkswagen teases upcoming high performance Golf
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2022
News

Volkswagen teases upcoming high performance Golf

A more sporting Volkswagen Golf is in the works, and could sit above the GTI Clubsport and R as a hardcore special
17 Jan 2022