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2016 (65) BMW 2 SERIES218d [150] Sport 2dr

Kilmarnock Ford
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£1800 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

BMW emergency callBMW teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCheck control system
Door/boot open warningLights on warning
Oil temperature gaugeOn board computer
Outside temperature displayService interval indicator
Speed limiterStop/start button

Entertainment

Auxiliary point for auxiliary devicesBMW professional radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe functionBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour roof mouldings
Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slatsDark chrome exhaust tailpipe
Door sill finishersElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric front windows/one touch facilityFollow me home headlights
Front fog lightsHeat insulating tinted glass
Heated windscreen washer jetsRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Shark fin roof aerial 

Interior Features

12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell4 grab handles
Anthracite Velour floor matsFolding storage compartment with glasses holder + coin tray
Front cupholders x 2Front door storage bins
Front head restraintsFront sliding armrest
Front/rear armrests within door panelsGlovebox with lid
ISOFIX child seat preparation+airbag deactivationLashing eyelets in boot
Leather gearknobLuggage compartment lighting
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear centre armrest
Rear coat hooksStorage compartment in rear centre console
Sunvisors with vanity mirrorsWelcome lighting

Safety

ABS/EBDAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver seatbelt warning indicatorDriver/Front Passenger airbags
DSC+Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCFront and rear curtain airbags
Front seatbelt force limitersFront seatbelt pretensioner
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Drive away door lockingElectronic immobiliser
Remote central lockingRemote control Thatcham category 1 alarm

Technical

Diesel particulate filterDrive Performance Control

Wheels

Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)113Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeN47D20U1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)65.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)55.4

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin Descriptiond [150]Coin SeriesSport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0720EVehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.2Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG34Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed132

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleSTAR SPOKE STYLE 379Wheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1418Length4432
Wheelbase2690Width1774
Width (including mirrors)1984 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)52Gross Vehicle Weight1885
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)390Max. Loading Weight510
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked690Minimum Kerbweight1375
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 2 Series Coupe

BMW's 2 Series coupe has been lightly refreshed. Jonathan Crouch checks out the revised range.

Ten Second Review

BMW coupes used to be all about compactness, lightness and rapid responses. The 2 Series coupe still answers the call and now gets a minor refresh to build upon recent changes made to its petrol engine rosta. At the top of the line-up, the 370bhp M2 variant remains but you don't need one of those to get really satisfying performance, thanks to revitalised 2.0-litre and 3.0-litre petrol models further down the range.

Background

For as long as many of us care to remember, if you wanted a well-built coupe that was fun to drive, the path was well-worn one to your local BMW dealer, where you would be inserted into a 3 Series coupe and all was good with the world. Then things changed. The 3 Series grew up a bit and, like that friend of yours who was the life and soul of the party but these days just chases around after his kids making sure they don't spill their Fruit Shoots, lost a bit of its joie de vivre in the change to 4 Series guise. Fortunately, its madcap little brother, the 1 Series Coupe, was still bringing the fun. That car was replaced by the 2 Series Coupe in 2014, a car that's been significantly updated since. The key changes began late in 2015 when a flagship M2 high performance version was announced boasting 370bhp from its 3.0-litre six cylinder petrol powerplant. Then, in the early Summer of 2016, BMW announced an all-new 340bhp TwinPower 3.0-litre straight six petrol unit with 14bhp and 50Nm more grunt than its predecessor, this inserted beneath the bonnet of an M240i variant that replaced the previous M235i model. At the same time, a highly efficient new Baukasten 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine was added to the lesser 184bhp 220i model, while the 245bhp 228i derivative used the same unit in its evolution to 252bhp 230i status. In the early Summer of 2017, the Bavarian brand built on these changes with styling updates, both inside and out.

Driving Experience

Rather encouragingly, BMW has given the 2 Series line-up a serious dose of engine in recent times. Even the entry level models aren't going to hang around. Drive on all models is directed to the back wheels and you get to choose between a six-speed manual gearbox or the quite brilliant eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. Diesel options include the 150bhp 218d, the 190bhp 220d and the 224bhp 225d. The 220d diesel variant will be the most popular of the trio, serving up a tall stack of torque, with 380Nm available from just 1,750rpm. The key recent developments though, have centred around changes to the petrol line-up thanks to a new Baukasten 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine and a revised 3.0-litre straight six. The base 220i 2.0-litre variant develops the same 184bhp output as before but is more efficient. Further up the range, the same unit is used in a more powerful 252bhp state of tune by a 230i model that gets to 62mph in just 5.8s. Pride of place though, goes to the six cylinder petrol versions, the M240i these days offers 340bhp, while the fearsome M2 fronts up with 370bhp. Even the M240i variant is very quick indeed. If you specify it with the eight speed automatic transmission, it'll get to 62mph in a mere 4.6 seconds. Press the Sport button and you'll immediately notice the steering weight up and the throttle response sharpen. Press the button once more and you'll find Sport+, which partially disengages the stability control and offers an even spikier throttle pedal. The chassis balance is a good deal more benign than the occasionally malevolent old 1 Series Coupe and it's a better driver as a result. Expect to be mercilessly harassed by these cars on foreseeable UK track days.

Design and Build

The 2 Series coupe has always been a very cohesive piece of penmanship and that effect has been further improved by recent styling changes. Exterior updates include piercing LED headlights that come as standard, complete with hallmark four corona ring LED daytime running lights. All models gain enlarged kidney grilles with a more prominent chrome surround. In addition, all standard range variants get LED front fog lights as standard and offer a re-designed front bumper with a smarter air-intake design. At the rear, smarter LED tail lights with redesigned LED light bars now feature, while 'Sport' models get a re-styled bumper with sculpted design and high-gloss black trim. As for the interior updates, well, there's a re-designed instrument panel, plus a smarter centre console with a sliding cup holder cover and pearl chrome accents. On M Sport and M240i models, the instrument cluster features a Black Optic display with 3D effect dials - an option with other variants in the line-up. BMW's much-improved iDrive system features and delivers the latest-generation iDrive software on the standard BMW Navigation and BMW Professional Navigation set-ups. The large 8.8-inch screen on the latter navigation system is also equipped with BMW Touch Control for the first time, offering drivers the choice of iDrive with Touch pad, voice control and touchscreen to interact with the system. Practicalities remain as before. Rear seat space isn't bad for a smal coupe and the boot is a useful 390-litres in size.

Market and Model

It's slightly odd that a car that looks so instantly a winning proposition comes with so few direct rivals. What else is there that offers this sort of punchiness, in a coupe body that sends drive to the rear wheels? Nissan's 370Z is a bigger, heavier thing, the Toyota GT 86 and Subaru BRZ twins more delicate and without the same options the throttle pedal in the 2 Series will afford. Prices are quite reasonable, with the 218i starting at just under £24,000 which is similar to the amount required for a rival Toyota GT 86 but the BMW features much greater torque fitted as standard. Trims run through SE, Sport and M Sport. BMW wants well over £35,000 for the M240i, but that still makes it one of the better performance car bargains. An M2 isn't, costing the best part of £45,000. We think an M240i is all you really need. Equipment here runs to a Nevada leather interior, both AUX-in and USB as well as a stereo that can play MP3s from CD, a multifunction steering wheel with a speed limiter mode, air conditioning, door sill finishers with M240i designation, a short-shift gear lever and a whole host of safety kit including DSC+ stability control, xenon headlights, a tyre pressure warning system and dynamic brake lights. That excellent ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox is offered as an option.

Cost of Ownership

It's hard to argue with BMW's efficiency measures, the latest Baukasten 2.0-litre petrol powerplant enabling the 220i to record 47.1mpg on the combined cycle and 138g/km emissions. Opt for the eight-speed automatic and those figures improve to 48.7mpg and 133g/km. Go for the 220d diesel and you'll see 65.7mpg and 112g/km with the manual transmission. The 230i petrol variant manages 47.9mpg and 134g/km in auto form. Those are quite some numbers from a vehicle that can still justifiably wear a performance coupe tag. The M240i also records some impressive efficiency data. It'll squeeze 39.8 miles from a gallon and will emit just 163g/km in auto form. EfficientDynamics, BMW's suite of energy-saving features, is responsible for making those vaguely implausible looking figures. The 2 Series is fitted as standard with an Auto Start-Stop function available on both manual and automatic transmissions. An ECO PRO mode, activated using the Drive Performance Control, is a new feature on BMW's that adjusts various on-board systems to maximise efficiency. When in ECO PRO mode, the throttle response is adjusted to encourage a more economical driving style. The extra economy created in ECO PRO mode is fed back to the driver, with the in-car displays showing the additional number of miles achieved.

Summary

BMW used to be a company with an unerring ability to zero in on the bullseye. That was fairly easy when your range consisted of 3, 5, 6 and 7 Series cars. Today though, the brand has its 1, 2, and 4 Series models, plus X1, X3, X5, X6 and Z4 series cars, as well as the various Gran Coupe and Active Tourer options. The range has ballooned and the quality in depth is inevitably a little more variable. There are some great cars and some not so brilliant model lines. This 2 Series Coupe might well be right near the top of the tree. It's an inspired piece of product development and it's just been executed so well. Compact proportions, low weight and good performance were the design parameters for this car and BMW has nailed all three. If you feel the 3 Series coupe - and latterly its 4 Series replacement - is a car that no longer knows how to let its hair down, this Munich maker has just the answer in its fun-size sibling.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
50%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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Monthly payment£280.19
Deposit£1800
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.61%
Cash price£17,998
Credit amount£16,198
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£7093
Total amount payable£22,062.93
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32000
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