BMW 2 Series Coupe review

Category: Coupé

Section: Interior

BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The 2 Series Coupé is based on the latest 1 Series hatchback and inherits one of that car's biggest interior flaws: offset pedals. They're most noticeable on manual examples, where you're caused you to sit at a slight angle that can be uncomfortable on long journeys. However, in automatic form, with only two pedals and just your right foot moving between them, it becomes less of an issue.

The standard manual seat adjustment is also a pain, particularly as changing the height involves pulling a lever to use your body weight to lower or raise the seat, which is awkward. It’s worth adding the electric seat adjustment if you can, although it’s not cheap and you’ll still have to pay extra to get adjustable lumbar support on top of that.

Another bonus is BMW’s superb infotainment system, iDrive that bundles Sat-nav, a DAB radio and Bluetooth. It displays through a 6.5in colour screen that's controlled by a rotary dial located between the front seats, complete with shortcut menu buttons. It's an intuitive system to use and far less distracting to use while driving than any touchscreen.

It’s worth upgrading to BMW’s Professional system, though, which brings a larger 8.8in screen that can also be controlled by touch — for the convenience of your passenger — and adds a slicker sat-nav experience and a longer list of more online services. However, it’s disappointing that BMW doesn't include Android Auto at all, and charges extra to add Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring, which even then is subscription based.

BMW 2 Series Coupe
New car deals
Save up to £1,556
Target Price from £33,626
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