The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe comes in the 4 door guise and that is another reason to call it a practical daily driver!
BMW has finally taken veils off the much awaited 2 Series Gran Coupe, and we are already high and craving for one ! This is indeed the first time that BMW has given one of its premium compact offerings a GC version. Of course we have seen a number of bigger Gran Coupes from the manufacturer, like the olden day BMW 6 series Gran Coupe, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, and even the upcoming BMW 8 series Gran Coupe! But the BMW 2 series Coupe is all about practicality and compactness! Here are the top 5 things we know about the newest offering from the German giant:
How does the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe look?
To begin with, the BMW 2 series gran coupe has a 4 door layout, which is the only thing we dislike about this car (We still believe that the 2 door coupe version would have looked much sexier!) Save for that, this baby bmw coupe has all design cues that would set your veins on fire. The lines are sharp and beautifully drawn.
The silhouette boasts of a design that is evidently dynamics-obsessed ! All four doors lack window frames and look the hottest they ever could ! Tail lamps extend a fair bit into the centre of the rear and merge magnificently into the high-gloss black strip that has the centrally placed BMW logo neatly engulfed in.
The front end is thoroughly BMWish with slightly angled, yet epic-drawn full LED headlights and the familiar kidney grille, which thankfully, look less monstrous on the 2 series coupe, than on other modern day BMWs. In short, the overall design encompasses an air of aggression and enthusiasm.
2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Specs?
Things are definitely beefy out here. The 2 Series coupe would share the front wheel drive based architecture of BMW 1 series (will definitely miss the rear wheel drive fun here !), but with a handful of technological advancements. The car would feature the near-actuator wheel slip limitation (ARB) tech from the BMW i3, that would do a fair bit in killing wheel slips more quickly and efficiently. There is also the dedicated BMW Performance Control system on board the 2 Series Coupe, that boosts the car’s agility and handling further up.
Well, there are two petrols and one diesel mill on offer on the 2 series gran coupe, viz:
-140 hp 3 cylinder petrol (BMW 218i)
-306 hp 4 cylinder petrol (BMW M235i xDrive)
-190 hp 4 cylinder diesel (BMW 220d)
All the above motors comply to Euro 6d‑TEMP standards. In addition to these, there is a US specific powerhouse on offer too. This 2L 4 cylinder gasoline engine is good to let out 231 horses and would be seen under the hood of the US specific BMW 228i xDrive!
As with any other BMW car, the 2 series coupe also comes with a bunch of ridiculously futuristic tech on-board. Worth a mention here are the BMW Digital Key that lets you lock/unlock and start your car with a smartphone with the Digital key installed in it, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant , and the Connected Navigation services.
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Release Date?
The car will have its world premiere done in November, at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019. The official BMW 2 series Gran Coupe launch would commence in the international markets by March 2020.
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Price?
There has been no official word on this yet from the manufacturer, but reports say that the xDrive equipped 228i and M235i would have tags of $38,000 and $48,000 around their necks when they are out!
So, what do you think of the 2 Series Coupe? Let us know through the comments below… Wanna grab one ? Well then, keep calm and wait till 2020! Oh, and by the way, do have a look at this video to see the baby Gran Coupe in all its glory …