‘MUNICH'S CLASSIEST COUPE’
Added 17th August, 2021
By Jonathan Crouch
If pushed to name BMW’s most convincing sporting car from the 21st century’s second decade, many would walk past the mighty M5, ignore the powerhouse M3 and M4 models, pause briefly to admire the lines of the Z4 and end up at the baby of the range, this ‘F22’-era 2 Series Coupe. With a selection of fantastic engines and the draw of a fully-fledged and awesomely capable M model at the top end, this two-door 2 Series demonstrated once again that light is right. Not for nothing did this model enjoy the lowest average owner age profile of any that the Bavarian brand made in this period.
This 2 Series isn’t perfect of course. You might suggest that its shape isn’t the most alluring we’ve ever seen from this Munich maker - but at the same time, you’d have to admit it to be a huge aesthetic step forward from the old 1 Series coupe. Anyway, what’ll sell this thing to you is its road going experience, its lust for life and the way it’ll remind you of what driving used to be about when all that’s ahead is a ribbon of twisting tarmac. Ultimately, it’s the kind of car that BMW does better than almost anyone.