BMW 2 Series Review, Specs & Performance

When desire overcomes practicality. Adding a sporty and chic feeling to proceedings. The BMW 2 Series Coupe is available with serious punch and the specifications to match.

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Overview of the BMW 2 Series

The BMW 2 Series IS Great fun to drive

Whichever variant of the BMW 2 Series that you opt for, whether it's the Coupe, Convertible or Active Tourer, then you are getting an excellent, well-designed car that delivers lots of fun while behind the wheel. There's a good choice of engines available and it's a stylish alternative to the wide range of hatchbacks and saloons that are competing in the same marketplace.

Engines and performance for the BMW 2 Series

The BMW 2 Series is based on the firm's 1 Series hatchback and has the same range of efficient and powerful engines. This means there's a range of petrol and diesel units with an excellent six-cylinder petrol unit, the M240i, delivering rip-roaring power. There's also an excellent 2.0 litre diesel unit delivering a range of outputs from 148 bhp and it's a popular choice for those looking for performance and reasonable levels of economy. For those who want better performance around town, then the petrol engine choices include a 1.5 litre three-cylinder unit delivering great performance and the turbocharged engines are responsive. The engines are mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or there's the alternative of an eight-speed automatic transmission that's not only responsive but delivers the engine’s power efficiently.

Equipment and handling

The interior for the BMW 2 Series is impressive - it's well-designed and comfortable. There's a great all-round view and the options of front parking sensors and rear-view camera do help. Opt for the iDrive infotainment system and the car comes with Bluetooth connectivity, a DAB radio and satnav. Other options include a larger touchscreen and access to online services. It's also possible to add automatic emergency braking and lane assist. For those who would prefer front wheel drive, then the 2 Series Active Tourer is for you. This new model offers more space on board so there's plenty of room for the occupants. The 2 Series is also likely to be another sales success for the carmaker and it has the option of variable sport steering to give better feedback and stability. Standard equipment for the model includes climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers and reversing parking sensors. Other models come with ambient interior lighting, a different instrument cluster and the 2 Series M Sport adds a stylish body kit and larger alloy wheels, plus a sports suspension.

Essentially, the BMW 2 Series is a stylish and impressive creation that delivers a smart looking interior along with practicality and it's a great choice in a competitive segment, particularly for those who want to enjoy decent turbocharged petrol engine performance.

More information about the BMW 2 Series

Why not have a look at the 2 Series on the official BMW UK company website.

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BMW 2 Series in a nutshell

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