The long-time rumored BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe might launch in 2015. According to the usual BMW insider Scott27, the Mercedes CLA and A3 Sedan fighter is being fast tracked for a market launch. As we mentioned in our previous reports the 2 Series Gran Coupe will offer to customers the sleekness and design of a coupe with the practicality of a small sedan.
BMW will place greater emphasis on the dynamics and typical BMW DNA when it comes to the design of the four-door coupe.
The exterior design is based on the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible models, but with a slightly longer platform to accommodate the sleek roof line and increased size. The 2 Series Gran Coupe is said to sport short overhangs at the front and rear with a coupe-like profile all around. Because of the stretch to accommodate a slightly lengthened platform, the elongated roofline is lower, more rounded.
BMW will continue to use the rear-wheel drive platform for the 2 Series family so we expect to experience a dynamic ride from the Gran Coupe. The 2 Series Gran Coupe could carry under the hood a variety of different engines, from four-cylinder diesel and petrol units to equivalent six-cylinder powerplants. A choice between a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmissions will be offered to customers.