52: BMW 2 Series Coupe - A truly classic BMW

Top cars for 2020: genuinely wonderful car, and one we will really miss when it’s gone

 

The 2 Series Coupe is truly a classic BMW. Engine in the front, you in the middle, and drive to the rear, all wrapped up in a handsome body with space for four and excellent build quality.

Above all, though, it’s enormous fun to drive, with that old-school BMW rear-drive balance and super-sharp steering. That’s as true for a basic 218i as it is for a 400hp M2 Competition.

A genuinely wonderful car, and one we will really miss when it’s gone.

Best model: M2 (manual) for €83,801. Price range: €34,585 to €86,197. Co2 emissions: 119 to 227g/km. Sum up: BMW as it should be.