BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 2020: official images, specs, price and UK release
New four-door model is set to challenge entry-level saloons from Audi and Mercedes
BMW has taken the covers off a four-door version of its 2 Series coupe that is set to rival the saloon variants of the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA.
The new model, dubbed the 2 Series Gran Coupe, sits alongside the existing two-door coupe, convertible and performance-focused M2 models in the 2 Series range.
As well as marking the introduction of the Gran Coupe name to BMW’s entry-level coupe line-up, the new car also previews the design of the German carmaker’s next-generation 2 Series. The current line-up is based on the previous-generation 1 Series platform, while the Gran Coupe shares its underpinnings with the latest version of the hatchback.
We’ll see new versions of the 2 Series coupe, convertible and M2 in the near future. For now, here’s what we know about the four-door model:
Price and release
According to Autocar, prices for the 2 Series Gran Coupe start at £25,815, which is only about £100 more than the current 2 Series coupe.
BMW has opened the order books for the new model, with deliveries due to kick off in March.
Design and interior
The new model’s front end has been plucked from the 1 Series, with LED headlights as standard, says Auto Express. And while the rear end follows a new design, the horizontal headlights serve as a nod to the 3 Series.
The four-door coupe measures in at 4,526mm in length, 1,800mm wide and 1,420mm in height, making it “just about a size down from the 3 Series”, the magazine says. There’s a 430-litre boot, too, which is bigger than the luggage space offered on the 1 Series hatch.
Step inside and you’ll find the same dashboard and switchgear as those in the hatchback, says Carbuyer. Features include a 8.8in touchscreen infotainment system that comes as standard, with the option to upgrade to a 10.25in system.
In front of the driver sits a digital instrument cluster, which is powered by the latest version of BMW’s iDrive cabin software.
Engine and performance
The 2 Series Gran Coupe is available with a selection of three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, which are connected to either seven or eight-speed automatic gearboxes, Evo reports. A six-speed manual can be specced on entry-level models, while higher trims are available with xDrive all-wheel drive.
At launch, the range will be limited to the 218i, powered by a 138bhp 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder motor, and a diesel-engined 220d xDrive with 187bhp. BMW has also announced a top-spec M235i that packs a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol motor developing 302bhp.