BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (2020) Review
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe (2020) At A Glance
Based on the BMW 2 Series, the new Gran Coupe features an exclusive exterior design details including contoured kidney grille bars, a mesh grille for the flagship BMW M235i xDrive M Performance model an all-new design of the rear lights, which extend towards the centre of the rear.
BMW says the standout characteristic of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is its silhouette which, like the frameless side windows for the four doors, is lifted from the classical coupe blueprint. The 2 Series Gran Coupe is 4526mm long and 1800mm wide, but stands just 1420mm tall.
The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will be available from launch with a choice of three engines – one diesel and two petrol.
A revised 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine will power the entry level BMW 218i, with CO2 emissions reduced by 29g/km over the previous engine. Maximum power has been boosted by 4PS to 140PS. Peak torque is 220Nm while an overboost function will briefly generate an extra 10Nm in fourth gear or higher. The BMW 218i covers 0-62mph in 8.7 seconds and will reach a top speed of 134mph. Official fuel economy is 49.6-56.5mpg with CO2 emissions of 114-131g/km.
The 2.0-litre unit under the bonnet of the M235i xDrive is the BMW Group’s most powerful four-cylinder engine, delivering a maximum output of 306PS. Peak torque is 450Nm, which helps it reach 62mph in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155mph. The M235i returns 39.8-42.2mpg with CO2 emissions of 153-162g/km.
The diesel offering comes in the form of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder BMW 220d, which generates a maximum power output of 190PS with peak torque of 400Nm. The sprint from zero to 62mph takes 7.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 146mph. The BMW 220d returns 62.8-67.3mpg and emits 110-119g/km of CO2.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe comes in three variants: Sport, M Sport and the M Performance M235i xDrive. The Sport model features sport seats, upholstered in Nivala Cloth/ Sensatec with orange or silver contrast stitching, while the M Sport gets sports seats in Dakota leather. The M235i adds the M Seats with integrated headrests upholstered in cloth Alcantara. A sports steering wheel with decorative aluminium-look insert is standard on Sport models, the M Sport and the M235i xDrive models come equipped with an M Sport leather steering wheel.
The Sport model comes with plenty of standard features including 17-inch alloy wheels, front & rear Park Distance Control, two-zone automatic air-con, BMW Connected Package Plus, BMW Live Cockpit Plus and Active Guard Plus with Lane Departure Warning. The M Sport version adds 18-inch alloys, M Sport Suspension, M Aerodynamic bodystyling, M Sport steering, electric folding mirrors, Digital Cockpit Professional, BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant and BMW Connected Package Professional. Customers who opt for the M235i xDrive get exclusive Cerium grey 18-inch alloys, M235i M Sport suspension, rear spoiler, M Performance exhaust system, Limited Slip Differential on the front axle and eight-speed sport automatic transmission featuring launch control.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is on sale from 16 October with prices starting from £25,815. Deliveries are expected from early 2020.
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