- 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
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.
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.