What used BMW 2 Series estate will I get for my budget?
The starting point for a used 2 Series Gran Tourer is now under £10,000 for a high-mileage example, but we'd look for one with an average mileage for the year. Spend between £10,000 and £12,000, which buys you a clean example of a 2015/2016 car, with an average mileage and a full history, bought from an independent dealer. Between £12,000 and £15,000 will buy you an excellent 2016 or 2017 car, maybe even a 2018 model if you shop around, again with a full history and from a franchised dealer. Upping the ante to £15,000-£20,000 will secure you a late 2019 or 2020 car with a nominal mileage, from a BMW dealer, often in top-spec M Sport trim or even with the xDrive four-wheel drive. Look to spend around £20,000 to £24,000 on the last 2021 and 2022 cars.
How much does it cost to run a BMW 2 Series estate?
Under the later, more realistic WLTP tests the 218i averages 44.1mpg, the 216d 56.5mpg, the 218d 53.3mpg and the 220i 43.5mpg.
All models registered after April 2017 attract a road tax rate of £155 per year, while those before that will vary depending on their CO2 emissions. To find out more check below.
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Insurance and servicing
Insurance groups range between 10 for the lower-powered models up to 20 for the more powerful versions. The 2 Series Gran Tourer comes from new with an unlimited mileage, three-year warranty. Service intervals are flexible and BMW’s Service Inclusive plan covers new models for a small premium, so it’s worth checking if there’s any transferable warranty left.
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