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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Will Be Presented In Los Angeles

BMW confirmed the official unveiling of its new 2 Series Grand Coupe by showing the car wearing a funky livery.

BMW has built a solid reputation among driving enthusiasts over the decades, especially because of its three classic models, the 3 Series, 5 Series and 7 Series. Nowadays, the automotive industry must instead find ways to constantly expand its spectrum to attract more consumers to its showrooms.

Needless to say, the X range is larger than ever, a comment that can also be said about the cars of the Group. However, it seems that the current offer is no longer sufficient, since BMW intends to tackle (finally!) the niche of small four-door coupes with the new 2 Series Gran Coupé.

Its official unveiling is scheduled for next November at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, a great place to launch a sedan, since American consumers still have interest in this type of body.

Unlike the current 2 Series, this 2 Series Gran Coupé will be based on the same platform as the new 1 Series launched on the European market earlier this year. So, this 2 Series Gran Coupé will abandon its rear wheel drive architecture in favor of a front wheel drive arrangement, like the Mercedes-Benz A Class and CLA for example. Of course, BMW promises to include its xDrive all-wheel drive in the equation, the latter will be delivered standard on the M235i xDrive version that will benefit from the same engine introduced on the X2 M35i earlier this year. This sedan will have 306 horsepower under the hood mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The automaker has also revealed an interesting detail on this future sedan-coupe. Indeed, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé will be equipped with a Torsen limited slip mechanical differential, as well as this ARB technology implemented onboard the BMW i3s, which seeks to limit wheel spin not only to improve vehicle performance, but also to reduce fuel consumption.

At the time of writing, BMW Canada has confirmed that the new entry-level sedan was expected in the spring of 2020, likely as a 2021 model.


BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Photo Gallery

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe | Photo: BMW

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe | Photo: BMW

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