SPYSHOTS: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe caught again

SPYSHOTS: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe caught again

The expansion of BMW’s model lineup continues with the upcoming 2 Series Gran Coupé, which has just been spotted again by our spy photographers. Wearing a little less camouflage than before and fitted with a few more production-ready items, we get a better look at the Mercedes CLA-rivalling four-door “coupé”.

Unlike the actual two-door 2 Series Coupé, which is expected to remain rear-driven in the next generation, the Gran Coupé appears to ride on the front-biased UKL platform also shared with the next 1 Series hatch and sedan – as evidenced by the short bonnet and longer front wheelbase. Still, it will in all likelihood be one slick-looking vehicle, judging by the low, sweeping roofline.

At the front, this prototype now sports LED headlights with hexagonal daytime running lights and eyebrow-style indicators. The rest of the front fascia is covered up, but we can already see through the mesh that the double kidney grille will be absolutely massive, in keeping with other recent BMW models.

SPYSHOTS: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe caught again

Moving over to the side, one can spot the frameless windows and elongated six-window glasshouse also found on the other Gran Coupé models like the 4 Series GC. Around the back, the trademark L-shaped tail lights are present and accounted for, but in a departure for Munich the number plate recess sits below the lamps. It remains to be seen if the usual Gran Coupé tailgate will be retained on this car as well.

Expect the 2 Series GC to come with BMW’s latest three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, paired to either a six-speed manual gearbox, an eight-speed automatic or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a choice of front- and all-wheel drive – just like the X2. Also like the X2, an M Performance model (likely badged the M235i) should make an appearance too, powered by a 306 hp 2.0 litre mill.

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Jonathan Lee

After trying to pursue a career in product design, Jonathan Lee decided to make the sideways jump into the world of car journalism instead. He therefore appreciates the aesthetic appeal of a car, but for him, the driving experience is still second to none.



  • benzs on Nov 15, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    So many model from Best Men Win (BMW). Really can’t differentiate if all park together. Similar face.

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  • Kamal on Nov 15, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Sell here below 180k

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    • seancorr (Member) on Nov 15, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      U wish bro. BMW Malaysia usually sells GC models in its highest trim level so expect the 230i M sport to be sold here instead in CBU form which will command a pretty penny. Your asking price for 180k will be reserved for the upcoming base spec 1er in 2019…unless BMW decides to play tag along with MBM and increase their price to match the A200.

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Nov 15, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    fwd nonsense

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