What used BMW 2 Series coupe will I get for my budget?
For one of the diesel-powered cars, you might expect to pay a starting figure of around £10,000, at the time of writing. This would get you a 2014 car with an average to high mileage and a full history from a private or trade dealer. Up the money to between £12,000 and £14,000 and you should secure a 2015 car with an average mileage bought from an independent or franchised dealer. If you’re lucky enough to have between £15,000 and £17,000 to spend then you’ll have no trouble finding a 2016 car, with either petrol or diesel power. A 2017 or 2018 car should be around £17,000 to £19,000. Expect to pay a suitable premium for the M240i and M2 models, with prices starting at around £20,000.
How much does it cost to run a BMW 2 Series coupe?
Not surprisingly the diesel-engined cars are the most economical, but there’s not so much in it. The most economical 218d and 220d both manage a claimed fuel consumption of 68.9mpg in some trims, while the rest of variants mange 65.7mpg. The best figure for a petrol-engined 2 Series is the 218i Sport with an automatic gearbox, which achieves a claimed average consumption of 53.3mpg.
Insurance groups start off quite reasonably for the lower powered cars, at group 24 for the 218i, but anything approaching performance will boost that up to as high as group 41, in the case of the M2.
Servicing is due every 18,000 to 20,000 miles, and on the whole costs are reasonable. There are a number of transferable BMW service plan options open to the used purchaser, covering the car for three years or 36,000 miles or sometimes more, for a fairly priced one-off payment, depending on the level of cover required. There are also plenty of independent specialists who will look after a 2 Series, at a reduced rate over that charged by a main BMW dealer.