- Polished and premium-feeling cabin
- Well thought-out ergonomics
- Lots of adjustment on offer in driver’s seat
Climb behind the wheel of the 2 Series Coupe and you’ll be presented with a driver-focused cockpit-style interior with plenty of quality materials and switches, plus – crucially – a decent amount of space. Should they wish, the driver can adjust the seat to sit low down in the car – far lower than most of the 2 Series Coupe’s rivals.
The dials are clear and concise, with an optional part-digital dashboard display available on post-May-2017 models. All cars come standard-fit with a 6.5-inch colour central display screen while those fitted with the optional BMW Professional Navigation system benefit from an 8.8-inch touchscreen as well as the traditional iDrive control wheel.
Happily, the infotainment system is one of – if the not best – on the market and benefits from a clear, easy-to-use display and logical controls. Plump for the upgraded 8.8-inch screen if you can, but you’ll unlikely be disappointed with the smaller standard version.
All-round visibility is good for a low-slung sporty coupe, although just beware of the noticeable blindspot created by the rear C-pillar. The old-fashioned manual handbrake lever feels a bit like an anachronism in this high-end modern car, but still works perfectly well.
- Decent ride quality over most road surfaces
- Lots of adjustment in the driver’s seat
- Hushed levels or wind and road noise
The 2 Series may be a sporty coupe, but that doesn’t mean BMW has dropped the ball on comfort – far from it in fact. We’ve only tested the car on optional adaptive suspension, but in this guise the 2 Series traverses your average uneven road surface with impressive composure. Sure, the suspension isn’t immune to large potholes or heavily pockmarked country lanes, but it's perfectly comfortable for everyday use.
Wind noise and refinement at speed are the usual accomplished BMW fare, while both the petrol engines are pleasantly-hushed motors. Opt for one of the diesels and noise levels are stepped up a notch, although not intrusively so.
On the inside the standard seats are comfy and supportive, yet still manage to hold the driver in securely when rounding tight bends. There’s an excellent range of adjustment in the driver’s seat (and steering wheel), too, meaning just about everyone should be able to find a seating position which suits them.