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For It rides and handles well, has strong performance and the diesel versions are economical.

Against The diesel engines are noisy and the rear seats are cramped for adults.

BMW 2 Series Coupe
44 5stars

The BMW 2 Series Coupe is an appealing small two-door that's comfortable and has a nicely finished cabin. Choose wisely and it's a good company car option, too.

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There are 14 BMW 2 Series versions available

Coupe 218d SE 2dr £24,265 TBA
Coupe 220i SE 2dr £25,045 TBA
Coupe 218d Modern 2dr £25,265 TBA
Coupe 218d Sport 2dr £25,265 TBA
Coupe 220d SE 2dr £25,865
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 220i Modern 2dr £26,045 TBA
Coupe 220i Sport 2dr £26,045 TBA
Coupe 218d M Sport 2dr £26,615 TBA
Coupe 220d Modern 2dr £26,865
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 220d Sport 2dr £26,865
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 220i M Sport 2dr £27,395 TBA
Coupe 220d M Sport 2dr £28,215
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Coupe 225d M Sport 2dr £31,970 TBA
Coupe M235i 2dr £34,260
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There’s a choice of petrol and diesel engines, but we’d be tempted by one of the lesser diesels – the 218d or the 220d – since they're more economical and offer lower company car bills than the rest of the range, while still offering decent performance.

There are four trim levels – SE, Sport, Modern and M Sport – but the models with real appeal are at opposite ends of the range. Entry-level SE trim brings enough standard kit to make it a worthy, good-value choice, while M Sport costs more but brings suspension changes, bigger wheels and Alcantara upholstery.

The M235i, meanwhile, almost stands outside of the normal 2 Series Coupe range. It's blazingly fast, but its price is uncomfortably close to the likes of the Porsche Cayman, which is even better to drive.

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