With its styling reminiscent of the impressive 4 Series, the 2 Series is setting the new standard for the premium compact car sector. That's because the car is an all-round inspiring production with some very good ideas and above all excellent handling to make this a car to enjoy motoring in. The 2 Series is the effective replacement to the 1 Series and is a comfortable and enjoyable car to drive over long distance which, in doing so, means it is nothing like the 1 Series.
The most economical engine of the 2 Series line-up is also the most impressive and efficient and should return 66 mpg while having CO2 emissions of 114g/km. However, the engine most likely to be popular is the excellent 220d which will return around 60 mpg while the M235i will reach 0-62mph in just five seconds. The 2 Series handles extremely well with nicely weighted steering that is responsive and the car impresses in urban environments and out on the motorway. It's also very good on corners with a nice level of grip and balance. Indeed, the suspension has been set-up to be refined and smooth while not affecting the car’s handling.
There's also more room in the new 2 Series than the 1 Series Coupe, though very tall passengers may find the rear a little cramped because the roof line eats into that space. There's lots of standard agreement on board including automatic climate control, a multifunction leather steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, rain sensing wipers and DAB. There's also the firm's iDrive controller and a driving performance control switch as well as a 6.5 inch colour display. BMW also insist on a decent range of safety kit too and that includes traction control, several airbags and stability control. Options include lane assist and adaptive headlights.
Why not have a look at the 2 Series on the official UK company web site and get the latest news about the 2 Series in the UK at The UK BMW Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the 2 Series on the Top Gear web site.
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