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Why buy a used BMW 2 Series?

If you're in the market for a car that's stylish, premium and powerful, then a used BMW 2 Series is a great choice. The potent and efficient engines make the 2 Series engaging to drive and can provide a thrilling experience, while the interior is full of high-end materials. Sharing its technology with other BMW models, the 2 Series is reliable and accommodates many needs.

Latest used BMW 2 Series

BMW, 2 Series

2020 - BMW 2 Series

2020 - BMW 2 Series46

Low Mileage

£17,898

Finance available £347 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 7.9K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Convertible

Perrys Preston MG

01772340211 *

BMW, 2 Series

2018 (68) - BMW 2 Series

2018 (68) - BMW 2 Series27

Low Mileage

£13,499

Finance available £279 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 28.1K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Estate

The Roxburghe Group

01215145110 *

BMW, 2 Series

2021 - BMW 2 Series

2021 - BMW 2 Series12

£16,498

  • 1.5L
  • 44.7K

    Miles
  • Hybrid - Petrol/Electric
  • Automatic
  • Hatchback

Arnold Clark Click & Collect Bristol

01415305862 *

BMW, 2 Series

2019 - BMW 2 Series

2019 - BMW 2 Series1

£15,945

Finance available £333 pm

*Representative example

  • 0L
  • 61.2K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Automatic
  • Not Supplied

Cameron Cars

02827180029 *

BMW, 2 Series

2015 (65) - BMW 2 Series

2015 (65) - BMW 2 Series10

Low Mileage

£9,495

Finance available £189 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 67.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Coupe

Car Quay

01283880668 *

4.7/5 Stars

BMW, 2 Series

2024 (73) - BMW 2 Series

2024 (73) - BMW 2 Series49

Low Mileage

£33,700

  • 2L
  • 3.2K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Saloon

Vertu BMW York

01904276102 *

BMW, 2 Series

2023 - BMW 2 Series

2023 - BMW 2 Series12

£27,898

  • 1.5L
  • 8.1K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Saloon

Arnold Clark Irvine BMW

01294677461 *

BMW, 2 Series

2021 - BMW 2 Series

2021 - BMW 2 Series12

Reduced

£17,498

  • 1.5L
  • 47.4K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Saloon

Arnold Clark Nottingham Motorstore / Vanstore

01158281336 *

BMW 2 Series snapshot review

Pros

  • Superb handling
  • Upmarket cabin
  • Efficient engines

Cons

  • Cramped rear seats
  • Firm ride
  • More expensive than 1 Series

BMW 2 Series by type

Automatic
Petrol
Diesel
Petrol EV & Hybrid
5 Door
Manual
2 Door
4 Door

Used BMW 2 Series information

Engines and transmissions

There have been a lot of powertrain options with the 2 Series, including a diesel, petrol or hybrid engine with an automatic or a manual transmission and front-, rear- or four-wheel drive.

Petrol
  • 220i uses a 2.0-litre turbo-four to make 181bhp, allowing for a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds and an efficiency rating of 44.1mpg.
  • 230i outputs 241bhp, creating a 0-62mph speed of 5.9 seconds while maintaining an efficiency rating of 42.8mpg.
  • M240i increases the performance with 368bhp, generating a 0-62mph time of 4.3 seconds, but the efficiency rating is 34.4mpg.
  • Older 218i was shared with MINI vehicles, outputting 134bhp and achieving up to 50mpg on some variants.
  • Active Tourer model includes an optional hybrid with an output of 241bhp and an electric-only range of up to 57 miles per charge.
Diesel
  • Older 220d produces 187bhp, and a fuel economy rating of up to 65mpg, depending on the variant.

218d was also available with a 147bhp engine that achieved up to 67mpg, along with a more powerful 225d that produced 220bhp and 61mpg.

Practicality

The BMW 2 Series is a practical vehicle, offering increased functionality and more space than anticipated for a four-seater.

Interior space
  • Front seats are supportive and adjustable.
  • Rear seat has more room than an Audi TT, allowing children to join for short drives.
  • Front seats must be folded forward to fit a child seat with one of the rear ISOFIX points.
Boot space
  • 390-litre boot is larger than the Toyota Supra, GR86 and Audi TT.
  • Rear seats fold down by pulling a roof latch if more space is needed.
Bodystyles
  • Coupé has a two-door design with a fixed roof.
  • Convertible allows for an open-air experience.
  • Gran Coupé was released in 2020, offering four doors and more interior space.
  • Active Tourer is a five-seater MPV that's best designed for families.

Gran Tourer holds up to seven people.

Safety

  • 2022 Euro NCAP rating for the 2 Series was four out of five stars.
  • Adult occupant rating is 82%, with child occupant at 81%.
  • Standard kit includes Active Guard Plus, which pops the bonnet during a collision to protect any pedestrians.

Technology

  • Large 14.9-inch infotainment display is sharp and quick to respond.
  • Smartphone integration occurs seamlessly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • 12.3-inch instrument display ensures that all pertinent information is clear to see.

BMW 2 Series generations

The BMW 2 Series first arrived in 2013, but it wasn't the first time that the model had been seen. In fact, the 2 Series was the result of restructuring the 1 Series, splitting the hatchback, coupé and convertible into different families. While the hatchback model remained the 1 Series, the coupé and convertible became known as the 2 Series. Since its introduction, the 2 Series has gone through a facelift and the beginning of a second generation, with impressive updates to the styling and equipment.

Second Generation (2021 to Present)

There weren't many styling changes made to the second-generation 2 Series. Its flat, broad grille set it apart from other BMW models, and was topped with slim LED headlights and daytime running lights.

The main updates with the new generation were to the technology. Larger touchscreen displays were now available and better connectivity was possible. There were also some valuable updates to the powertrain offering.

Second Generation (2021 to Present)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Not Supplied / Petrol
Engine Size:
1.5 - 3
MPG:
Acceleration:
4.3 - 8.8 seconds
Boot space:
390 - 470 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 4 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    225e xDrive Sport 5dr DCT

  • Cheapest

    220i MHT Sport 5dr DCT

  • Fastest

    M240i xDrive 2dr Step Auto

First Generation (2014 to 2021)

The BMW 2 Series replaced the 1 Series coupé, with some major mechanical and styling upgrades. The headlight design was sharpened and the taillights were redesigned. Elegant materials were also added to the interior, creating more soft-touch surfaces and providing a high-end appearance.

A facelift came in 2017 with more focus on creating a sporty experience, further breaking away from the practicality of the 1 Series on which it was based. The whole lineup received new bi-LED headlights and reshaped daytime running lights. New bumper designs released, with various-sized air scoops for cooling.

First Generation (2014 to 2021)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Not Supplied / Petrol
Engine Size:
1.5 - 3
MPG:
33 - 148
Acceleration:
4.6 - 11.8 seconds
Boot space:
335 - 645 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    225xe Sport 5dr Auto

  • Cheapest

    218i SE 5dr

  • Fastest

    M240i 2dr [Nav] Step Auto

Used BMW 2 Series information

Used BMW 2 Series FAQ's

Which is the most popular engine in the BMW 2 Series?

Above all, the petrol engines are consistently more popular with the 2 Series lineup. These engines can output a lot of power and the 220i has been a favourite for those looking to keep the cost down.

Which are the most popular model variants?

Today, the BMW comes in two models: the M Sport and M. Among used cars, the M Sport has been the most popular, ensuring that all of the top features are included without further costs. Some models include an upgraded suspension, part-Alcantara leather upholstery, cruise control, heated front sports seats, and parking sensors with a reversing camera.

What optional extras should I look out for?

Some models include the Comfort Pack, which has keyless entry, a heated steering wheel and electric memory seats. You can also look out for an electric glass sunroof that allows more light into the cabin, or a premium Harman Kardon sound system.

Is the BMW 2 Series a good family car?

The Coupé or Convertible may not be designed with families in mind, but some of the other 2 Series models are good family cars. While the Gran Coupé and Active Tourer can accommodate up to five people, the Gran Tourer is designed to hold seven passengers.

Is there a hybrid version of the BMW 2 Series?

BMW has released a hybrid powertrain with the Active Tourer model. This model features an output of 241bhp and has an electric-only range of up to 57 miles per charge.

Is the BMW 2 Series available as an automatic?

Yes, BMW has built the 2 Series with both an automatic transmission and a manual gearbox. Among used models, the automatic tends to be more popular, but you should not have any difficulty finding either one.

Is there a four-wheel drive version available?

Yes, there are 2 Series models with four-wheel drive for added capability and traction. It is also possible to find used 2 Series vehicles with front- or rear-wheel drive, allowing for plenty of options.

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