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BMW 2 Series
The Top Gear car review:BMW 2 Series
On the inside
Layout, finish and space
Pretty much standard-issue BMW here, albeit with some welcome if not exactly transformative upgrades. The dash, which is shared with the 1 Series, features an all new instrument cluster and higher quality, more attractive materials. The seats and steering wheel are adjustable for almost everyone. In the back, it’s better than a 2+2 but a pinch as a real four-seater – more spacious than an Audi TT, certainly. All models get an iDrive controller and a 6.5-inch display. Navigation is standard, but you can specify the latest and arguably greatest (I still have a thing for the old one) version of iDrive from the new 5 Series. It’s a touchscreen, but you’ll use the controller anyway because it falls more easily to hand. And the way the 8.8-inch screen is perched on the dashboard makes certain buttons hard to hit. In all it’s a solid, if not especially imaginative interior. Good on space, but lagging behind the Audi for design.