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Video Review - BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 218i M Sport (A)
10 Jul 2020  |  BMW Reviews
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe delivers coupe-inspired styling while still maintaining reasonable practicality on the inside. But can you live with its styling?
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   Consumer Reviews of BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
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OVERALL RATING
 
3 Reviewers
4 out of 5
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Comfort
4.5/5 Reliability
4.5/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
4/5
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Exterior Styling
4/5 Interior Design
4/5
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Value for money
4/5 Engine Performance
4.5/5
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3 Reviews

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Xueli81
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7 forum posts Joined on 31-Dec-2012
Good looking and well performance car  Posted on 16 Nov 2021
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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Drove BMW Series 2 GT currently but looking to change car so have a look at series 2 Gran Coupe, fall in love at the look and well craft interior. The performance and handling is similar to what my current ride but better in turning, cornering etc. I will get this if I need to change car in 2-3 years times.

What I like
Handling, looks, performance, Interior & Exterior

What I do not like
Expensive, features

metainsanity
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 16-Mar-2020
The Compact Gran Coupe  Posted on 21 Oct 2021
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Comfort 5/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 5/5 Features 5/5
Exterior Styling 5/5 Interior Design 5/5
Value for money 5/5 Engine Performance 5/5
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It was love at first sight. At the time of my purchase (Nov '20), the 4GC had just been phased out and the new 4GC had not hit our shores (At the time of writing, it still hasn't). Thus the only GC option at PML was the 2 Series and I'm glad it was.

The reason I am attracted to Gran Coupe is the shape of the car, especially the side profile. I like the long hood and the short boot. The 2GC, although based on a 1 Series, captures the GC essence well as it takes design inspiration from it's bigger brother, the 4GC.

The drive is fun, predictable and stable. Its compact size makes city driving fun and parking a breeze. The FR setup makes handling predictable and the GC design (long hood and mid set cabin) makes the whole car stable on long drives.

The 2GC is the one that stands out from the crowd. It is not another cookie cutter build car like the common and plain Honda Vezel, Toyota Altis or a 3 Series.

If you want to experience a Gran Coupe that is compact, fun to drive and won't break the bank, the 2GC is that one. That's why it won sgCarMart Compact Executive Sedan & Car of the Year 2020.

What I like
1. It is a Gran Coupe
2. It is light and comfortable (even with M Sport springs and 18' rims)
3. The 3 cylinders 1.5l engine. It is not the most powerful but is sufficient for our streets. Plus it saves you on the insurance and road tax premium as well.
4. The premium built interior is on par with the other higher end series BMWs.
5. The Snapper Rocks Blue (2 Series GC exclusive colour) is a sight to behold. It looks Teal/Turquoise/Sea Green in some light and blue in others. I always get compliments on the colour.

What I do not like
1. It should have been a liftback/sportback like the 4 Series GC.
2. PML should have brought in the 220i or 228i variants as well.

carahoe
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13 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 07-Apr-2021
The smallest BMW sedan you can buy  Posted on 01 Sep 2021
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 5/5
Handling 4/5 Features 4/5
Exterior Styling 2/5 Interior Design 4/5
Value for money 4/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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So, while the review on sgCarMart says that the car looks better than in photos. My first thought when I saw the 2 series Gran Coupe in real life is that it looks like an upmarket Attrage... The narrow width of the car and its pudgy stature seriously makes it look more like a budget compact sedan, instead of a graceful coupe that it's suppose to emulate.

Now, looking past the looks and design of the car, the interior is indeed quite nice, it reminds of other more larger BMW like the 3 series, nothing unexpected here. While the coupe inspired roofline doesn't help much with the exterior design, it does take away some rear headroom. The centre seat is pretty much useless for adults, in fact, just keep it to 2 passengers at the rear and you should be fine.

Drive wise, it's quite expectedly good, with nice and nimble handling that BMW is known for. Honestly, it's the exterior design that's the worst for this car, if only it is a little longer and wider, it might look better. But right now, you get a short and tall-looking car, with a front end that reminds of other budget compact sedans.

What I like
- Drives nicely as expected of BMW cars
- Engine has sufficient power even though it's a small 1.5l 3 cyclinder
- Well made interior

What I do not like
- Short and pudgy looking with those big grilles, really looks like a slightly more upmarket Mitsubishi Attrage...
- Headroom compromised, all while not even making the exterior look stunningly good...

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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
4 stars - based on 3 reviews