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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is the firm's first four-door coupe to compete in the highly successful premium compact segment.

17 Oct 2019 | International News : Germany

BMW's dashing alternative to the classical sedan bodyshape arrives with a fresh dose of individuality, aesthetic appeal and emotional engagement, along with the dynamic capability for which BMW is renowned.

The all new design for the taillights now connect to the central BMW badge via a high gloss Black band
Built in Leipzig, Germany, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will receive its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019.

The new car has all the ingredients to fuel the enthusiasm of new, design-led customers for BMW's hallmark driving pleasure.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe seamlessly transfers the elegant aesthetic championed by its larger stablemates into the premium compact class.

The standout characteristic of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is its dynamically stretched silhouette which, like the four frameless side doors, is lifted from the classical coupe blueprint. A distinct side taper at the C-pillar injects a further feeling of sportiness into the shoulder section above the powerfully contoured rear wheel arches.

Contoured kidney grille bars are a Gran Coupe exclusive
The new Gran Coupe model also adds exclusive details such as contoured kidney grille bars and an all new design for the taillights, which extend well into the centre of the rear end.

They hand over to a High Gloss Black band, which runs up to and encircles the centrally located BMW badge. This combination of the rear lights and connecting element accentuates the width of the rear and gives the car a more planted look.

The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will be available from launch with a choice of three engines (one diesel and two petrol) from the BMW EfficientDynamics family. A raft of measures has given them better fuel economy, lower emissions and, in some cases, more power than before. The entry-level engine is the three-cylinder unit in the BMW 218i with 138bhp, while the 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel powering the BMW 220d generates 187bhp.

Optional backlit trim strips offer a choice of six different interior ambient colours
The lineup is spearheaded by the BMW's most powerful four-cylinder engine, which, with an output of 302bhp, enables the BMW M235i xDrive to accelerate from zero to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds and reach a limited top speed of 250km/h.

All BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe models will also sport a multi-link rear axle which will offer fine dynamics combined with a comfortable ride.

Customers looking for an even sportier drive can also opt for the M Sport suspension, which will give a 10mm reduction in ride height, or the Adaptive suspension, delivering Variable Damper Control, which will allow the driver to choose between two damper settings.

The Gran Coupe provides an additional 33mm of legroom over the Coupe
The interior of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe combines sporting flair with exquisite materials, and has been designed for both family life and long-distance journeys.

The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant first seen in the BMW 3 Series is also present in the 2 Series Gran Coupe, while the car's modernity is also underscored by the optional backlit trim strips that offer a choice of six different interior ambient colours.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe also belies its elegant coupe form with generous levels of cabin space, welcoming rear passengers with a significantly easier entry and 33mm of extra kneeroom over the BMW 2 Series Coupe. The seating position is 12mm higher too, and the boot is now capable of holding up to 430 litres of gear, 40 litres more than the two-door coupe.

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