What used BMW 2 Series sports will I get for my budget?
Prices start at around £12,000, this for a 2015 220d with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, bought from a trader or an independent dealer. If you’re prepared to spend between £13,000 and £15,000 you’ll find plenty of good 2015/16 cars of varying trims and engines, while £16,000 to £18,000 bags you excellent 2017 or some 2018 cars from franchised dealers. Look to spend around £19,000 to £22,000 on 2019 or some 2020 cars.
How much does it cost to run a BMW 2 Series sports?
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 58.9mpg under the older NEDC tests in some trims, while the rest of the variants manage 54.3mpg. The best figure for a petrol-engined 2 Series is the 218i Sport with an automatic gearbox, which achieves a claimed average consumption of 50.4mpg.
Under the newer, more realistic WLTP tests, the 218d averages 46.3mpg, the 220d also 46.3mpg, the petrol 218i 36.2mpg, the 220i 35.8mpg and the M240i 34.2mpg.
Insurance groups start off quite reasonably for the lower powered cars, at group 26 for the 218i, but anything approaching performance will boost that up to as high as group 46, in the case of the M240i.
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.
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