The new 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupé G42 is a looker which will please many BMW fans

The new 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupé G42 is a looker which will please many BMW fans

The used car market has been going crazy for a number of months now. I think I’ve mentioned before that specialist and approved BMW dealers are fighting to find used car stock to fill their showrooms and forecourts. 


While it is likely that this is in part due to pent up demand accrued through the UK’s lockdown periods, there’s also a feeling that having seen friends and family gripped by the wrath of the pandemic people want to live for today because none of us know what tomorrow might bring. For some enthusiasts that means buying the BMW of their dreams. One specialist I spoke with recently believes many of his customers have more spare cash than usual because they have not been able to spend their disposable income on regular entertainment or holidays since 2019. There was also a warning though, that the current – somewhat inflated – values of some modern classic BMWs in the £40,000-£60,0000 price bracket might be inside a bubble we’ll see burst in the medium term as life gradually returns to normal. Only time will tell.

Right now demand for cars is sky high and if you’re in the market for something a little more exciting than the norm we’ve got five suggestions that tick five very different boxes – all priced around £15,000. The obvious choice for most BMW enthusiasts is the E46 M3 Coupé, but keep your mind open as you read the options we present starting. And, as always, there’s plenty more BMW content to whet your appetite in this issue.

Lastly, just as we went to press, BMW revealed the striking new 2 Series Coupé (below) with a line-up initially topped by the 2022 374bhp BMW M240i xDrive Coupé G42. We can hear BMW enthusiasts everywhere releasing a collective sigh of relief that its styling is far less divisive than some recent off erings from Munich. Are you one of them I wonder?

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