Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4

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

Petrol engines 4.7 - 6.5 mpp
Diesel engines 7.2 - 8.2 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 28.0 - 38.7 mpg
Diesel engines 43.5 - 49.6 mpg
  • All diesels promise impressive economy
  • Good resale values
  • Servicing plans available

Unsurprisingly, if you’re after the best fuel economy then head for one of the 2 Series Coupe’s diesel engines. Most economical is the automatic 218d with a claim of 49.6-51.4 mpg under the more rigorous WLTP testing method. The punchier 220d isn't far behind at 48.7-50.4mpg if you stick with the automatic.

The most economical petrol on offer is the 218i returning up to a claimed 37.2-38.2mpg - this time for the automatic. Predictably, the least efficient is the M2 CS with an official figure of 27.2-30.1mpg – although drive it hard and it will struggle to get close to that.

BMW M2 CS badge

Given the sporty nature of the 2 Series Coupe, its miles per pound figures are acceptable rather than outstanding, at 4.7 - 8.2 mpp.

With no plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the 2 Series Coupe to produce very low levels of carbon dioxide emissions, company car drivers are most likely to be attracted - again - to the automatic 218d with an official rating of 122g/km of CO2.

BMW 2 Series running costs are somewhat offset by decent resale values: the car loses about 40% of its original value over three years and 36,000 miles – with much of the drop occurring in the first year.

Servicing costs can be kept under control with the company’s comprehensive three-year or 36,000-mile service plan available on all new BMWs, but be warned that consumables such as brakes and tyres will be expensive, particularly on the M240i.

Is the 2 Series Coupe reliable?

  • BMW has a decent reliability record
  • Car feels solid and well-built
  • Number of minor recalls since launch in 2014

BMW 2 Series reliability shouldn’t give potential customers much to worry about, with the company maintaining a solid dependability record when it comes to mechanical faults

That said, the 2 Series Coupe has had five official DVLA recalls since 2014 – all of which should have been remedied. Check with BMW for confirmation before buying a used model.

Overall, there's a feeling of solidity about the 2 Series' construction and materials, although it's not as imperious as Audi's TT in terms of expensive-feeling plastics. However, it should function well into old age.

2017 BMW 2 Series Coupe dashboard from passenger side

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £490
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 20 - 50
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