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BMW 2 Series Coupe review

£22,300 - £47,795
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Published: 24 Mar 2023
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Buying

What should I be paying?

The 220i starts at £37,245, the 230i £41,005, and the M240i £49,310. Four-year lease deals with a £5k down payment start at just shy of £500 a month, with a 10,000 yearly mileage limit.

Rivals range from the Audi TT to the Mercedes-AMG CLA (the M240i’s price is closer to a CLA 35 than a CLA 45, but the power is closer to the CLA 45) to the Toyota GR86, but there aren’t many.

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What's the kit like?

In the UK each comes in just one trim level, with comparatively few options. Which makes this nice and easy.

As standard you get adaptive LED headlights, the twin-screen cockpit, eight-speed auto, 18-inch wheels and front and rear park distance control. Then you can add individual options or packs.

These include Technology (£1,315, includes head-up display, parking assistant and wireless charger), Comfort (£1,315, includes keyless entry, heated steering wheel, electric front seats), Technology Plus (£1,995, as per Technology pack plus drive recorder and 3D park assist), and M Sport Pro (£2,625, includes M Sport styling and Harman/Kardon surround sound audio system).

Alpine white is the only standard colour for the four-cylinder cars. All others are £595. Leather is £1,150; otherwise it's part-Alcantara. 

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What about the M240i?

Standard kit includes 19-inch alloys, the M Sport brakes, and leathered electric seats, bringing the price of the Comfort pack down here to £525. In place of the M Sport Pro pack you get an M Technology pack, which brings increased heat capacity of the braking and cooling system, because racecar. Adaptive dampers, as previously mentioned, will set you back £550. 

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