Underneath the bonnet of the BMW 2 Series are a choice of excellent and efficient engines to create an appealing compact Coupe with rear wheel drive. The cabin also impresses but the 2 Series really scores top marks for it handling abilities.
As with most other BMW models, the 2 Series has a good choice of engine options. Most of them consist of 2.0 litre units with four-cylinders power from the M240i which has an impressive 3.0 litre six-cylinder unit to power it to the run-of-the-mill 220i. The engines offer good performance with the petrol's being particularly fast.
Opt for the entry-level 220i and owners will reach 62 mph in seven seconds while the M240i turns in a performance that reaches the same speed in less than five seconds when coupled to the automatic transmission. Diesels will return around 60 mpg. Most owners will opt for the 2.0 litre 220d engine producing 181 bhp which delivers economy and power with the 2 Series range returning between 44 mpg and 68 mpg, depending on the engine and model chosen.
It should be noted that while the BMW 2 Series delivers a great level of performance and great handling, the best enjoyment levels are seen in the automatic transmission models. Indeed, for many reasons this would be the driver's choice and the responsiveness is much better than many of its rivals. It is also, for a coupe, practical and with its rear-wheel drive abilities it's better at cornering and performs well around town too. There are also other body styles available with the impressive BMW 2 Series Convertible and a very good Active Tourer, which has more space on board.
The interior is a nice place to spend time since it is stylish and perfect for long journeys and while there is plenty of space on board, tall adults may feel squeezed in the rear seats. Standard equipment includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen with sat nav, a multifunction steering wheel and aluminium trim in the cabin. Leather seats are among the lengthy options list.
Essentially, the BMW 2 Series delivers one of the best driving experiences currently available and the chassis marries comfort and fun perfectly; for the money it also has great agility and handling with a lively response. There's a lot to recommend the 2 Series as a coupe.
Why not have a look at the BMW 2 Series on the BMW UK company website and get the latest news about the 2 Series at The UK BMW Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the 2 Series on the Top Gear website.
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