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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé

(2020 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

64
%
C

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

72
%
B

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

82
%
B

Running Costs:

51
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

64
%
C

Used car score:

66
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

72
%
B

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

82
%
B

Running Costs:

51
%
D

Summary


First appearing at the 2019 Los Angeles motor show, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé is essentially a saloon version of the BMW 1 Series hatchback.

Arriving on UK roads in Summer 2020, the 2 Series Gran Coupé range consists of three models – the entry-level Sport, the mid-range M Sport, and the range-topping M235i xDrive performance model, which Parkers describes as a “rocketship”. Customers are able to choose between petrol and diesel variants.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé has had a generally positive reception from the UK media, reviewers often commenting that the saloon has retained the impressive build quality and ride comfort of the 1 Series but with an extra 50 litres of boot space.

The Gran Coupé is also more generous with legroom in the rear than its key rival, the Mercedes-Benz CLA, though both models struggle with rear headroom due to their low roof lines. “Those 6ft and over will struggle to sit up straight in the back”, explains Auto Trader.

Like many models in the BMW range, journalists remain divided over the Gran Coupé’s front-end styling, which Carbuyer calls “stylish” and Autocar labels “contrived and awkward”.

Where reviewers do find broad consensus is with the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé’s most prominent drawback – it will only appeal to a small audience, “positioned as a niche-filler appealing to those wanting a practical four-seater, but don’t want the more expensive BMW 3 Series“, Car Keys explains.

As of January 2024, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé holds a New Car Expert Rating of C, with a score of 64%. It scores well for reliability and CO2 emissions, as well as its positive media reviews, but loses points for high running costs.

2 Series Gran Coupé highlights

  • Refined and comfortable cabin
  • Spacious boot
  • Smooth range of petrol and diesel engines

2 Series Gran Coupé lowlights

  • BMW’s polarising grille design
  • Expensive optional extras
  • Rivals have more rear headroom

Key specifications


Body style: Compact saloon
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £33,150 on-road

Launched: Summer 2020
Last updated: N/A
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 94%
Child protection: 87%
Vulnerable road users: 76%
Safety assist: 72%

Notes on safety

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé Euro NCAP scores are based on the 1 Series hatchback’s results from 2019. Euro NCAP conducted additional tests and reviewed relevant data to verify that the 2 Series would perform in a similar fashion to the 1 Series in all tests.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

The BMW 2 Series has a very good reliability rating of 74%, according to workshop data provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our partner, MotorEasy. This score covers all versions of the 2 Series (Coupé, Convertible, Gran Coupé, Active Tourer and Grand Tourer) for both the current generation and previous models.

The most expensive repair bills tend to be gearbox-related, and those are expensive with an average bill of more than £2,300. Fortunately, they’re not too common. Fuel system faults have an average repair cost of about £1,300, so look out for those as well. The most frequently-seen issues to date relate to the electrical system, with an average repair bill of about £600.

If you own a BMW 2 Series, or are interested in buying a used 2 Series model of any sort, make sure that any used car warranty you buy covers these problem areas.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models46 mpgC36 – 50 mpgB – D
Diesel models58 mpgB55 – 61 mpgA – B
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models141 g/kmB130 – 177 g/kmA – C
Diesel models126 g/kmA119 – 134 g/kmA – A
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models22A17 – 36A – C
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£167A
Year 2£445A
Year 3£743A
Year 4£1,014A
Year 5£1,347A
Overall£3,716A

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé has rather average fuel consumption numbers but excellent service and maintenance costs, according to running cost data exclusively provided to The Car Expert by our technical partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

BMW’s servicing schedules are generally mileage-based rather than date-based, so the cost and frequency of servicing can vary significantly depending on your driving.

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If you’re looking at the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, you might also be interested in these alternatives

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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé has received mixed reviews, being great to drive but not as practical as either the 1 Series or 3 Series.BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé