Is BMW testing a 2 Series Gran Coupe?

Spy Photos | July 6th, 2015 by 13
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Judging by the spy photos below, BMW seems to be testing a new niche model: the 2 Series Gran Coupe. Earlier reports mentioned a new …

Judging by the spy photos below, BMW seems to be testing a new niche model: the 2 Series Gran Coupe. Earlier reports mentioned a new four-door coupe coming to the BMW lineup to compete with the Mercedes-Benz CLA.

German media says BMW’s Chief Development Officer, Klaus Fröhlich, is advocating for the rear-wheel drive Gran Coupe to join the coupe and convertible. The car not only speaks to the customers’ needs, but also to the economies of scale because the rear-wheel drive architecture is shared with the future 3, 5 and 7, each with different wheelbase and track width.

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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. If the spy photos are any indication, then the 2 Series Gran Coupe sports 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.

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Under the hood, the 2 Series Gran Coupe will inherit the engine lineup from the coupe and convertible models, a combination of four and six-cylinder powerplants.

The market launch is scheduled for 2018.

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[Photos: Autogespot | AutoWereld]

13 responses to “Is BMW testing a 2 Series Gran Coupe?”

  1. Ma nu says:

    Doesn´t it look exectly the same as the 1 series sedan?!

  2. Matt Stokes says:

    F52 1 series? M DJ 1670 was video’d testing at the ‘ring earlier this year, to my eyes this looks just the F52 spied previously.

  3. joseph_rma says:

    2 series GranCoupe is unnecessary, that’s all I am gonna say.
    And I also think there is going to be a 1 series sedan.

  4. jason bourne says:

    Groan.

  5. 2sfhim says:

    Then in a few years we will get the 0 series gran coupé and a 9 series saloon… Because there are not enough models.

  6. Locke42 says:

    Someone needs to tell BMW that calling a 4-door car a “gran coupe” doesn’t mean it’s anything other than a sedan (or hatchback, as the case may be).

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