Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 33 - 35 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Don’t buy a BMW M2 if you’re worried about running costs. It’s simply not about that. The combined fuel economy figure of 35.8mpg with the automatic gearbox or 33.2mpg with the manual will only be possible if you barely breathe on the throttle for the entire time you’re driving, and where’s the fun in that?

With a 52-litre fuel tank, we’d expect you’ll become pretty friendly with your local petrol station attendant too. Range is going to be sub-200 miles if you’re using the engine’s performance in any real capacity.

One engine and two gearboxes available means CO2 output is 185g/km for the automatic and 199g/km for the manual. 

Nothing to worry about here. BMW has a long history of building reliable performance cars. Many of the important parts on the M2 have been tried and tested in other models with no issues reported.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £265 - £475
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Insurance group 42
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