Which used BMW 2 Series sports should I buy?
The four-cylinder diesel engines have enough performance for most situations, even if they are a bit gruff. The 220d can reach 62mph from rest in around 7.0sec and is decently punchy at low revs, but even the lower-powered 118d isn’t slow. The three-cylinder 218i and four-cylinder 220i and 230i petrols lower down the range aren’t sluggish either, but do have to be worked a little harder for a quick turn of pace.
Our pick of the trims is entry-level SE and it’s well equipped: 17in alloy wheels, air-con, BMW’s 6.5in colour screen iDrive infotainment system with DAB radio, sat-nav and Bluetooth, LED headlights, rear parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers are all included. It means there’s little point in seeking out the Sport or M Sport, unless you particularly like their more aggressive styling.