BMW has revealed a teaser pic and launch date for the 2 Series Gran Coupe. Read everything you need to know, below
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
latest infotainment and front-wheel drive
Price and release date
around £28,000; on sale in 2020
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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe price
Along with releasing the above teaser photo, BMW has confirmed that the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will have its world premiere in November at the LA motor show, with cars going on sale in the spring of 2020. You can expect the 2 Series Gran Coupe to have a price of around £28,000 to compete with alternatives such as the Mercedes CLA Coupe.
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe specs
Just like the Mercedes CLA, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe trades practicality for style. That means it gets handy rear doors for excellent access to the back seat but also sacrifices rear passenger headroom for that more eye-catching sloping roofline.
The latest press release confirms that the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will be front-wheel drive, which should allow for more interior space because there’s no need to have a transmission tunnel – which causes a big hump in the floor – running down the centre of the car. As a result, you can expect the BMW to have room for four adults – although anyone over average height is likely to feel short of rear headroom in the back. And the small back windows will also make it feel pretty claustrophobic in there.
Up front, you’ll be able to take your mind off the suffering of your rear passengers with the latest in BMW infotainment. The 2 Series Gran Coupe will likely come with a digital instrument binnacle combined with a large central touchscreen. It’ll get BMW’s latest operating system which can understand spoken-word commands just like an Amazon Echo or Google Home Hub.
As already touched on, it’s the car’s mechanicals that are set for the biggest revolution because most versions of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will be front-wheel-drive – rather than rear-wheel drive as you’d find in the 3 Series, 5 Series… or pretty much any other BMW saloon to date. That’ll mean you’ll have to deal with torque steer – a tugging sensation felt through the steering when you accelerate – although faster models will likely get four-wheel drive, just like in the Mercedes CLA coupe. The BMW shares its mechanicals with the Mini Countryman so it’ll get that car’s engines, including a choice of petrol and diesels with three or four cylinders.
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