The 2 Series family will be expanded with a third model in 2021.
Following the first batch of spy photos with the upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe from earlier this week, we now have another series of images, this time depicting a base version of the model. It’s wearing a lot of camouflage, but we are still able to recognize it’s not equipped with the sporty M-package and is a standard variant.
Despite being an entry-level model, it still features a sleek profile and standard projector headlights, as well as dual exhaust tips integrated into the rear bumper.
The new Gran Coupe will be the third member of the 2 Series family and will be based on the 2 Series Gran Tourer’s UKL platform, and will be powered by the front wheels. Also, it will be BMW’s third compact sedan, positioned between the new 1 Series Sedan and the 3 Series.
Given the 2 Series Grand Tourer roots, it’s not a surprise the 2 Series Gran Coupe will borrow some of its engines from the people carrier. This means, in the U.S., the base 230i will come with a 248-horsepower (184-kilowatt) 2.0-liter turbo inline-four, sending power to the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Another option for the American market will be the 240i, sharing its 3.0-liter turbocharged unit, producing 335 hp (249 kW), with the 2 Series Coupe. This motor won’t be available at launch.
Standard models will be fitted with a FWD system, while optionally customers will be able to order it with BMW’s xDrive AWD system. On the European market, several diesel engines will be offered.
Still in the early phases of development, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is expected to make its debut sometime in 2021 and to be sold globally. Different sources suggest there will be no M2 Gran Coupe, at least initially.