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Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
  • Decent level of standard safety equipment
  • Yet to be tested by Euro NCAP safety regulators
  • Two Isofix points on outer rear seats

The BMW 2 Series Coupe is yet to be tested by Euro NCAP, but should perform as well as its five-star safety-rated 1 Series brother in the event of an accident.

Worth noting, however, is that almost all of the car’s safety tech is only available as an optional extra in the Driving Assistant pack and cannot be specced as standard. Included in the pack is City Collision Mitigation which will first warn the driver, and then apply the brakes if the vehicle detects an accident is imminent.

This is joined by Attentiveness Assistant, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Preventative Pedestrian Protection – the latter able to warn the driver and precondition the brakes for an emergency stop if a pedestrian steps out in front of the vehicle.

Other optional safety kit includes adaptive cruise control and automatic high-beam headlights.

How many Isofix car seats can I fit in a BMW 2 Series Coupe?

Two – located on the outer rear seats.

  • Surprisingly spacious in the front
  • Rear seats best suited to younger children
  • Boot is big, but access is tricky

BMW 2 Series Coupe: will my family fit?

Despite its low-slung sports car looks the 2 Series Coupe offers up an impressive amount of space up front, meaning taller drivers shouldn’t have any trouble getting behind the wheel. Climb into the back however and that tapered coupe roofline does mean that headroom’s tight for those over six foot, while legroom is entirely at the mercy of how far those in the front need their seat back.

That said, young children or smaller adults shouldn’t have much trouble getting relatively comfortable in the back. Elbow room is impressive, but this is largely due to the omission of a central rear seat – something which could prove a serious downside for many potential buyers. 

Storage space is impressive for this type of car, with good-sized door pockets, two cupholders, a glovebox and central cubby under the armrest.

BMW 2 Series Coupe: will it fit in my garage?

The 2 Series Coupe isn’t an especially long car and should be fairly easy to park despite the noticeable blindspot around the C-pillar. To make things easier, spec the optional front parking sensors, rear parking camera or automatic parking functions.

Swallowing 390 litres with the rear seats in place, the 2 Series Coupe boasts a surprisingly large overall luggage capacity. However, making use of that bootspace is another matter thanks to the narrow opening and high boot loading lip. The wheelarches are also quite intrusive, making it hard to store wider items.

Stick to softer goods which aren’t so rigid however and there’s a genuinely useful level of space to exploit, while the Extended Storage Pack provides netting to keep things in place and a foldable hatch inbetween the two middle seats should you want to transport skis or other long items. The outer rear seats can also be folded down.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 2-Series Coupe.

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Luxury equipment

Luxury standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
Luxury optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

M2 equipment

M2 standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M2 optional equipment
None available

M2 Competition equipment

M2 Competition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M2 Competition optional equipment
None available

M235i equipment

M235i standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M235i optional equipment
None available

M240i equipment

M240i standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
M240i optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows

Modern equipment

Modern standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
Modern optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav