Journalists got a prototype of the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe 2020April 18, 2019
The official presentation of the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will be held in November of this year, and the start of sales is scheduled for next spring. In fact, the novelty will be a version of the sedan, for the new generation of hatchback BMW 1-Series.
It is safe to say that the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe, which will be positioned as the car of the 2020 model year, will be a belated response of the Bavarian BMW brand to the 4-door coupe Mercedes-Benz CLA, which the second generation recently received. New from BMW will be presented in November of this year. The premiere is scheduled for a Los Angeles auto show, and sales will not start until next spring.
Despite the use of the word “coupe” in the name of the model, it will mainly be a sedan-version of the upcoming 1st-series hatchback, just like the Mercedes-Benz CLA is a more stylish version of the A-class hatchback.
The compact model range of Mercedes is a bit more complicated because it includes the A-class sedan. If you think about it, BMW also has a 1 Series sedan, which is sold only in Mexico and China. The 1-Series front-wheel drive sedan, based on the UKL platform, is different from the 2-Series Gran Coupe, which will be built on the FAAR front-wheel-drive platform.
We will learn more about the Bavarian novelty quite soon, when BMW introduces a brand new hatchback of the 1st series, as well as its more powerful version of M Performance. Possessing the most powerful gasoline four-cylinder engine ever used by the company in a production car, the M135i hatchback will receive 302 horsepower.
It is known that the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will receive four-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic gearbox. A full-fledged M-performance is unlikely to be presented, since the Bavarians decided not to develop M-versions for models based on front-wheel drive FWD platforms.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that BMW withdraws over 121 thousand of its cars in China.
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