Should BMW make a four-door BMW M2 Gran Coupe?

BMW M2 | February 21st, 2016 by 13
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One of our favorite BMWs is the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Its gorgeous body style packed with a monster twin-turbocharged V8 and suspension bits tuned …

One of our favorite BMWs is the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Its gorgeous body style packed with a monster twin-turbocharged V8 and suspension bits tuned by the M Division make the M6 Gran Coupe one of the most seductive cars on the road. It’s also one of the best driving BMWs on the market. So we’re big fans of the M6 GC.

We also like the 4 Series Gran Coupe quite a bit. It’s also fantastic looking, if not as seductive as the M6 GC, and handles excellently. The 4 Series Gran Coupe is a fantastic alternative to the 3 Series for people who have a family but also want the seductive looks of the 4 Series.

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There’s just something so wonderful about a four-door “coupe” with looks that kill and the practicality of a sedan. It’s the best of both worlds. We’ve been saying how BMW should make a BMW M4 Gran Coupe for some time now, as it would just be an awesome extension of the already excellent 4 Series GC.  That won’t happen, but what about an M2 Gran Coupe?

There have been a ton of rumors circulating about BMW creating a 2 Series Gran Coupe for awhile now. However, this is unlikely to happen, at least for the foreseeable future. But we can speculate, can’t we?

After we drove the BMW M2, one of the biggest takeaways we got was that the M2 is a bit safer than we had expected. It’s a more predictable and easier car to drive than the 1 Series M it’s been compared to. So this chassis, being as stable and capable as it is, would be perfect for fitting a sexy four-door coupe body on it. Imagine a BMW M2 Gran Coupe, with those massive fender flares, aggressive body work and awesome wheels, but on a BMW’s gorgeous Gran Coupe body styles. That would be a gorgeous car. This render (pictured above) proves how good such a car would look.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

Plus, it would help customers have their cake and eat it, too. There are likely many customers who would like to buy a BMW M2 but can’t because of it being too small for their family and would buy an M3 instead. While that may not sound like a bad compromise, the M2 and M3 are very different cars with different personalities and driving styles. So the M3 is an entirely different car and might be disappointing to some customers to own an M3 over an M2. And, realistically, most people who can afford an M2 likely have small families, as they’re typically not in their early twenties anymore. So an M2 Gran Coupe would likely be the better choice than the coupe for many potential customers.

Is such a car likely to happen? No, it’s actually damn near impossible, actually. At least in this current generation. However, we can dream and our dreams should be filled with BMW M2 Gran Coupes.

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13 responses to “Should BMW make a four-door BMW M2 Gran Coupe?”

  1. GregV8 says:

    I would much prefer to see an M2 Convertible…

  2. Matt Stokes says:

    Personally i think the 2-er is too small for a GC variant, but I’d like to see an M2 GC none-the-less.

  3. John says:

    Why? The rear seats are useless anyways… An M4 Gran Coupe makes more sense

    • John says:

      I guess the GC would have a longer wheel-base? Still seems pointless to me.

    • Marc Plante says:

      rear seats in my 4 door E36 are fine for kids and adults for a quick trip at lunch, though not traveling. the rear doors make it easier to haul the track tires to DE days. they stack up neatly in the back seat of my E36…2 on each side.

  4. jason bourne says:


    BMW needs to stop with the Gran Coupe crap.

  5. RafaelDourado says:

    A much better idea would be to make an 5 door “M1”, based on the current hatchback.

  6. rennsport4.4TV8 says:

    BMW needs a A3/CLA sized sedan. Especially in the US. If they are trying to have a car in every niche I do not see why this obvious one seems to be empty. And at the same time they are making stupid SUV “coupes”.

    • Senne says:

      Yeah, it’s really weird. Those small sedans of Merc and Audi are selling like crazy and BMW hasn’t got a car to compete at least until 2017. :/ Though I like the X4 and X6, I also think it’s very important to introduce a high selling small sedan, especially because the competition is now taking all those sales. It’s a niche they should definitely fill!

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