The sales department at BMW must be loving this, with the design team that seems to be on a roll at the moment when it comes to releasing good looking cars. Starting with the X6, 8 series and 8 series gran coupe they have to be some of the best looking cars in their respective classes. With this new 2 Gran Coupe, I think they have hit the nail on the head again. It’s a very “Grownup” looking vehicle with the lines flowing and perfect proportions. Well that my opinion anyway. There are 5 equipment lines available all with there own individual looks and features: Basic, Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M-Sport
At launch, there will be 3 engines on offer one diesel and two petrols. Starting with the 220d, it’s powered by BMW’s familiar 2.0l Turbodiesel with 140kw. First of the petrol models is the 218i using the 1.5l 3 cylinder with 103kw as found in the 1 series. The top-spec engine will be the 225kw 2.0l turbo which should provide competitive performance for the M235i. It is pretty much the same engine in the new Mini JCW. This 235i will utilise BMW’s xDrive 4wd system and 8-speed Steptronic dual-clutch transmission. Americans will receive 228i with 170hp.
As for the interior expect pretty much the same affair as the new 1 series, which let me tell isnt a bad thing. These smaller cars are so laden with tech and comfort feature and options lists as long as you’d like it all depends on how deep your pockets are. With no official Rand price yet I couldn’t say if its good value but expect it to ask a slight premium over its 1 series counterparts. Prices in Germany will start at €31,950 up to €51,900 without options. Should be available from March 2020.