Feast your eyes on the swoopy BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

October 17, 2019

The rivalry between Mercedes-Benz and BMW continues to heat up, this time in the subcompact coupe segment.

It used to be that the Mercedes-Benz CLA ruled the roost.

This time, however, BMW fights back with the newly released BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.

The swoopy four-door coupe takes cues from its bigger Gran Coupe siblings with touches like a sloping  roofline, frameless windows, and the like.

All of these, by the way, are also present in the Merc.

This being a BMW, tech abounds in the interior with stuff like a 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, a 10.3-inch instrument cluster, and an optional 9.3-inch head-up display.

This Live Cockpit setup complements the driver-centric vibe that is a BMW hallmark.

Buyers can go for either the 2.0-liter 258hp, 350Nm turbo four that takes the car from 0-100kph in 6 seconds, or a more potent 301hp version (the M235i) that goes from rest to 100kph in 4.7 ticks.

Naturally, the M version boasts goodies like a lower ride height, sport suspension, and beefier tires and wheels.

Both can be had in either front-wheel drive or xDrive all-wheel drive.

The latter uses a system similar to the i3, known as rear actuator wheel slip limitation system.

This mouthful of a name essentially jhelps eliminate wheel slippiage while providing extra traction on any road surface.

And yes, the 2 Series Gran Coupe also has safety tech like adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist, among others.

The 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is expected to hit dealerships early next year.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.