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      07-23-2019, 06:30 PM   #1
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First Tech Info and Driving Impressions of BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

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The first ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe dons an unusual outfit for its final testing phase

July 24, 2019


Munich. The finishing touches are currently being applied to the first ever
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe as part of its final testing phase. And the new four-door coupe for the premium compact segment has engaged in a spot of self-promotion on its calibration drives around the Munich area. Adding an extra level of intrigue to the eye-catching multi-coloured camouflage of the test cars is a large QR code on the front doors directing curious eyes to www.bmw.com/2-series-gran-coupe. Ahead of the 2 Series Gran Coupe’s world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019, this homepage will keep visitors supplied with bulletins of new information on this extravagant and innovative vehicle concept. The worldwide market launch of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will get underway in spring 2020.

An elegant and engaging gateway into the premium compact segment.

BMW is bringing the four-door coupe concept that has already enjoyed great success in higher vehicle classes into the premium compact segment. The first ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe celebrates its arrival with a fresh dose of individuality, aesthetic appeal and emotional engagement, backed up by innovative control/operation and connectivity tech, excellent everyday usability and exceptional dynamic capability. This show-stealing spin-off from the classical sedan format is underpinned by BMW’s cutting-edge front-wheel-drive architecture and shares an array of technological developments with the recently unveiled new BMW 1 Series. Like its premium-compact stablemate, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe employs groudbreaking chassis technology and innovative control systems to raise the bar in terms of dynamics and agility.

Innovative traction control with ARB technology.

One feature of the new car’s technical armoury is the ARB (near-actuator wheel slip limitation) technology featured in the BMW i3s (electric power consumption combined: 14.6 – 14 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions combined: 0 g/km*). ARB uses a slip controller positioned directly in the engine control unit rather than in the control unit for the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system. Eliminating long signal paths means that information is relayed three times quicker, while the driver perceives wheel slip being brought under control up to ten times faster. This innovative traction control technology teams up with the likewise standard BMW Performance Control (yaw moment distribution) to deliver a direct and intense driving experience with both front-wheel drive and the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive of the BMW M235i xDrive (fuel consumption combined: 7.1 – 6.7 l/100 km [39.8 – 41.8 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 162 – 153 g/km**). The sporty range-topping model is fitted with the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the BMW Group line-up, producing 225 kW (306 hp). It also comes as standard with the newly developed mechanical Torsen limited-slip differential, which gives the car an even sportier edge by creating a locking effect between the front wheels.

Flamboyant lines and state-of-the-art connectivity.

The first ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe complements its elegantly sporty and extrovert lines with cutting-edge connectivity and generous levels of spaciousness. It therefore has all the ingredients to fuel the enthusiasm of new, design-led customers in urban areas for BMW’s hallmark driving pleasure. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been conceived as a global offering and represents an appealing addition to the model line-up, in particular in markets where the sedan body style enjoys strong popularity.

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      07-23-2019, 11:14 PM   #2
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2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe prototype first drive review: A compelling compact sedan

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2...-drive-review/
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Some first drive reviews - Overall positive, despite the lack of the RWD platform. As predicted, the M235i model seems to be the more engaging compared to the 228i.

Motor1 - https://www.motor1.com/reviews/36137...e-first-drive/

MotorTrend - https://www.motortrend.com/cars/bmw/...totype-review/

Roadshow/CNET - https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2...-drive-review/

Driving Canada - https://driving.ca/bmw/2-series/revi...ies-gran-coupe

Digital Trends - https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-re...totype-review/
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I can say I was impressed with the X1 AWD. But a 2 series has a different driver in mind, idk if it would pass the test for me
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all i need to see is a picture of the rear being a liftback and im sold. great replacement to what the e46 was
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all i need to see is a picture of the rear being a liftback and im sold. great replacement to what the e46 was
I agree. Looks like an e46 for door replacement.
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M240i GC w/B58, M2 GC w/S55 or something similar with a 6MT and I'm sold
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M240i GC w/B58, M2 GC w/S55 or something similar with a 6MT and I'm sold
you'll be waiting a long time. it's already been discussed that is not happening....ever.. this car is based on the fwd architecture.
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I know, I'm hoping to speak it into existence. I hate so much about the things that they choose to be.
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Looks like they are implementing a similar taillight design as the new x6. At least the LEDs
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all i need to see is a picture of the rear being a liftback and im sold. great replacement to what the e46 was
This is about as good of an E46 replacement as a can of Lima beans is a replacement for a Pizza.
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I am really hoping for it to be a lift back
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I am really hoping for it to be a lift back
I agree... If they don't do the lift back, then the 4GC is our only hope left since they didn't use the lift back for the 8GC. It would be a total and complete miss if they went without the lift back.
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all i need to see is a picture of the rear being a liftback and im sold. great replacement to what the e46 was
Doesn't sound like you're going to get your wish. From the Motortrend review:

If you're trying to figure out what's under that camo in back, imagine incredibly long X6-like taillights stretching underneath that pronounced trunklid lip (this is a sedan, not a hatch), with the license plate area pushed down.
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I know, I'm hoping to speak it into existence. I hate so much about the things that they choose to be.
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https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2...ototype-drive/

Not something I'm interested in, because I really enjoy RWD.

But with 302 hp and 332 lb ft...I don't hate it. Probably scoots along pretty quick.
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Wonder how much these will cost in the US. Sub $35K?
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Real pity that it's not a hatchback like the 4GC, it's bigger brother
I'm in a 4GC now but may well downsize when I change. The M235i xDrive would have been a great little four door hatchback.
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Real pity that it's not a hatchback like the 4GC, it's bigger brother
I'm in a 4GC now but may well downsize when I change. The M235i xDrive would have been a great little four door hatchback.
The hatch part is so underrated - massive plus compared to my previous F30 saloon
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The hatch part is so underrated - massive plus compared to my previous F30 saloon
Yeh, the hatch practicality in the 4GC is great
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Since no 6 cylinder is in the works for the regular model, here's to hoping they'll make a 4-door M variant...
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