Used BMW 2 Series cars for sale

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The BMW 2 Series may be a small car, but it's big on many things – driving enjoyment, refinement and equipment to name just three criteria. Since the model's launch in 2014, the 2 Series has won plenty of devoted fans, and the recent 2nd generation has seen further improvements. You can find lots of quality used BMW 2 Series cars on Motors.co.uk and read more about the model with our expert BMW 2 Series review.

£19,000
Finance available £402 pm
  • 1.5L
  • 17.5kMiles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Body StyleConvertible

Cargiant

£13,400
  • 1.5L
  • 41.4kMiles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Body StyleEstate

Perrys Motor Village - Preston Mazda

£10,950
Finance available £204 pm
1 OWNER FULL HISTORY
  • 1.5L
  • 86kMiles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Body StyleEstate

Eastside Motors

£12,498
Get £500 more for your part-ex
  • 2L
  • 38.1kMiles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Body StyleHatchback

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Inverness)

£18,600
  • 2L
  • 14.4kMiles
  • Petrol
  • Auto
  • Body StyleHatchback

Preston Motor Park Abarth Alfa Romeo Fiat Jeep

£14,995
Finance available £287 pm
  • 1.5L
  • 54kMiles
  • Diesel
  • Semi Auto
  • Body StyleHatchback

Auto2000 Prestige Cars

£14,400
Finance available £299 pm
  • 2L
  • 29.4kMiles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Body StyleCoupe

Big Motoring World Enfield

£16,780
  • 1.5L
  • 44kMiles
  • Petrol
  • Auto
  • Body StyleEstate

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Used BMW 2 Series FAQs

  • Does the BMW 2 Series have automatic transmission?

    You can find the BMW 2 Series with both 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmission. The one you go for is largely a matter of personal taste, and the ultra-quick M235i and M240 models come with the manual as standard. You'll still find that version with automatic gearboxes as options, though.

     
  • Is the BMW 2 Series expensive to insure?

    A prestige car like this isn't going to be the cheapest to run, so you should prepare for some significant insurance premiums - but the news isn't all bad. Naturally, the top-of-the-range M240i is going to set you back a fair bit, as it's in group 39 - but the entry-level 2 Series models are down around group 2

     
  • Is there a hybrid version of the BMW 2 Series?

    No, for the BMW 2 Series your choice is the traditional one of petrol or diesel. The 3-cylinder, 5-litre petrol engine is a much better performer than those numbers may suggest, though the 4-cylinder 2.0 and straight-6 3.0 are considerably faster. The 218d has a very willing 2.0-litre diesel unit.

     
  • Can you carry adults in the back of a BMW 2 Series?

    You can, but they may not be all that comfortable after a while. Since the coupé only has 2 doors, it's a bit of a pain getting in and out, and headroom isn't great for taller rear-seat passengers. On the plus side, rear legroom is really pretty good, and with a reasonable boot capacity of 390 litres, you can keep luggage out of the way.

     
  • Is there a 4-wheel-drive BMW 2 Series?

    Yes, it's possible to buy the BMW 2 Series with 4-wheel-drive. BMW calls its system xDrive, and the 220d model, which was the first 2 Series car to feature it, became available in 2015. One potential snag for some drivers is that you can only have xDrive with automatic transmission.

     

About the BMW 2 Series

BMW has always been known for its adherence to rear-wheel-drive for its vehicles. The original BMW 2 Series kept up that tradition, though the Active Tourer MPV variant used front-wheel-drive. For the 2nd edition, the Gran Coupé model's engine also drove with the front wheels, and the regular coupés and convertibles remain rear-wheel-drive. Aside from that, the usual BMW virtues and vices are on display. This isn't a large car, so the driver is definitely the centre of attention, and there's not a huge amount of room in the rear seats.

What can you expect to find in a BMW 2 Series?

With BMW keen to reinforce its reputation as a prestige brand, there's plenty of standard equipment, even on the Modern trim level at the bottom of the 1st-generation 2 Series range. The popular SE level adds in some nice extra goodies, so among what you'll find will be:

  • Climate control
  • Parking sensors
  • Electric, heated mirrors
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
  • ISOFIX child seat anchor points

There are quite a few trim levels in the 2 Series range, so finding your ideal used BMW 2 Series shouldn't be hard. We think it could be worth your while scanning the ads to find some of these tasty options:

  • 17-, 18- or even 19-inch alloy wheels to make a great visual impression
  • Cruise control, for a more relaxing time on long motorway trips
  • Part-leather seat trim for that executive car atmosphere
  • Headlight washers to ensure you can easily see and be seen
  • DVD entertainment system to help your passengers enjoy the ride
  • Lowered suspension for a stiffer, sportier ride

BMWs rarely have much of a problem holding their value on the used market, so you may need to shop around a little to find a car that ticks all your boxes. On the other hand, this does mean that when the time comes to sell the car on, there should be no shortage of demand.

Read the latest BMW 2 Series review