The interior layout, fit and finish

Slip inside the 2 Series Gran Coupé and you'll find the same excellent dashboard as graces the BMW 1 Series. As standard, you get analogue instrument dials with a digital fuel-economy display between them. M Sport cars get fully digital instruments (as do Sport versions if you tick this feature on the options list).

The driving position is top drawer; there's lots of height and reach adjustment for the steering wheel and plenty of movement in the comfortable, supportive driver’s seat. It seems a bit stingy that adjustable lumbar support is only offered optionally, although this is a criticism you can also apply to the Mercedes CLA. Also optional is fully electric seat adjustment.