BMW has unveiled its first-ever 2 Series Gran Coupe, bringing the four-door coupe concept to its smallest model in the line-up.
Like what the 4 Series Gran Coupe is to the 3 Series and 6 Series Gran Coupe to the 5 Series, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is the more stylish and sporty alternative to the 1 Series Sedan. The rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLA Class reveals a strong focus on design with bold, emotionally rich lines and frameless side doors for a sporty and expressive look.
The 2 Series Gran Coupe measures 4,526 mm in length and 1,800 mm in width, but stands just 1,420 mm tall. Its 2,670 mm wheelbase allows seating for five, along with a 430-litre boot which can be further expanded by the 40/20/40 split folding rear seats.
All variants of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe are fitted with light-alloy wheels, with sizes ranging from 16 inches on the entry level model to 18 inches for the polished items on the M Sport model and the M235i xDrive. Polished light-alloy wheels with a 19-inch diameter are available as an option, as is a large, electrically operated panoramic roof.
At launch, the new 2 Series Gran Coupe will be available with a choice of three turbo engines. Opening the range is the three-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol unit in the 218i with 103 kW (140 hp), while the two-litre four-cylinder diesel powering the 220d generates 140 kW (190 hp). The line-up is spearheaded by the BMW’s most powerful four-cylinder engine, whose output of 225 kW (306 hp) from the 2.0-litre petrol endows the M235i xDrive with sporty all-wheel drive performance. The flagship model races to 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in just 4.9 seconds (4.8 seconds with the M Performance package) en route to a limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
The BMW 228i xDrive – whose two-litre four cylinder engine develops 170 kW (231 hp) – is only available in the USA.
The all-new 2 Series Gran Coupe will be available to Australian customers by Q1, 2020. Local specification, engine line-up and pricing details will be released closer to the launch date.