BMW 2 Series Coupe (2013-2021): dimensions and boot space

Every dimension you need to know for the BMW 2 Series Coupe, including boot size, length, width, height and interior dimensions

Matt Rigby
Dec 31, 2021

Thanks to a saloon-style two-door-coupe body shape, the BMW 2 Series Coupe is a very traditional-looking sporty coupe. That doesn’t make it boring, though. Rather, it gives the car an understated elegance in a world where hatchbacks and SUVs are the norm.

It’s also available with a range of excellent engines that deliver serious performance - in the case of the 340hp M240i - or impressive economy, with up to 60mpg-plus possible with the diesel 220d.

This version of the BMW 2 Series Coupe is a little smaller than the redesigned model that succeeded it in late 2021, and as an agile, compact coupe it’s both smaller and cheaper than the larger, 3 Series-based BMW 4 Series Coupe. That said, there are four seats - though space in the rear two is a little limited - and a reasonably large boot.

The range of engines offered in the 2 Series Coupe runs from the peppy 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol in the 218i up to a fire-breathing 444hp turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder in the high-performance M2 CS, though the 190hp 220d diesel and 184hp 220i and 252hp 230i petrols are the mainstays of the range.

You can find examples of this version of the BMW 2 Series Coupe on BuyaCar from £0 per month with PCP finance. Read on for more details about its dimensions and boot space.

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BMW 2 Series Coupe dimensions

The BMW 2 Series Coupe is a little more than 4.4 metres in length, so it’s around the same length as family hatchbacks such as the Volkswagen Golf and BMW’s own 1 Series hatchback. It’s also family hatchback-sized in its width at almost 1.8 metres wide (or a little under 2 metres when you include the door mirrors). It is lower than a Golf or BMW 1 Series hatchback, however, at just over 1.4 metres, which helps in making it look like a low and sleek sports car.

Unfortunately, the saloon bodystyle limits space for passengers a little (as the roof slopes down towards the back of the car), and the layout of the engine (it’s mounted lengthways rather than laying across the car, as you would normally find in a typical hatchback) means the engine bay takes up more of the overall length of the car, further reducing cabin space.

DimensionsLengthWidthHeight
BMW 2 Series Coupe4,432mm1,774mm1,418mm

BMW 2 Series Coupe boot space

There is actually a full 10 litres more space in the boot of the 2 Series Coupe than in the rear of the Volkswagen Golf family hatchback - and that’s despite the fact that the coupe-saloon shape body style is less practical than a hatchback shape, as only the metal rises up in the 2 Series when you open the boot, rather than the metal and rear windscreen opening up, as with a hatchback.

The reason for this is that the area above the luggage cover/parcel shelf in a hatchback - which doesn’t exist in a saloon-shaped coupe - isn’t measured in official figures, so a Golf, or any other hatchback-shaped car, is typically more practical for transporting tall or bulky items.

Compared with other coupes of a similar size, the 2 Series’ boot is particularly accommodating. This is especially true when compared with the Audi TT which, despite its theoretically more practical rear hatchback, is 85 litres smaller than the boot of the 2 Series Coupe when the rear seats are in place.

Boot spaceBoot space
BMW 2 Series Coupe390 litres

 

BMW 2 Series Coupe towing capacity

A two-door coupe isn’t likely to be top of the list if you’re planning to do a lot of towing, but the 2 Series Coupe is rated as being able to tow up to 1,600kg for all models. This makes it a perfectly capable tow car for relatively light hauling duties.

Really, though, for heavier-duty towing, a larger, heavier car - such as the BMW X3 or X5 off-roaders - will make more sense, as they provide a more stable platform for towing caravans or large trailers, with the additional traction of four-wheel-drive in most cases, which can help when towing on slippery surfaces.

BMW 2 Series Coupe weight

When assessing how much a car weighs, the figure to look out for is its kerb weight. This is a way of measuring how heavy a car is likely to be in everyday use, as it takes into account all the fluids in the engine, a tank of fuel and an extra 75kg to represent the weight of a driver.

With the BMW 2 Series Coupe sold between 2013 and 2021, the weight varies significantly depending on the engine and trim level. It can be as little as 1,345kg for the 218i SE and as much as 1,690kg for a four-wheel-drive version of the M240i.

WeightKerbweight
BMW 2 Series Coupe1,345kg - 1,690kg

 

 

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