2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Is Coming For Merc’s CLA

It’s been almost five months since we last saw a BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe prototype out and about, making this sighting all the more special as the car was spotted undergoing cold weather tests in Northern Sweden.

As a quick reminder, BMW is planning to slot the 2-Series Gran Coupe right underneath the 3-Series Sedan, which means that it should go head to head with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz CLA and the Audi A3 Sedan.

Based on the next-generation 2-Series, the Gran Coupe version is rumored to have a length of approximately 4.5 meters (14.7 feet), which is about as much as the current 2-Series Gran Tourer model. It’s also going to have front wheel drive, with an optional xDrive system available for those who appreciate extra grip.

With looks, even though every prototype we have seen so far has been very well camouflaged, the cars do seem to have strong belt lines, whereas the overall shape differs only slightly from what we’ve seen on the 1-Series Sedan, launched in China earlier this year.

Since no interior shots are available, we can only assume that the 2-Series Gran Coupe will boast a wide range of modern safety and connectivity features such as the Parking Assistant and BMW Connected.

Powering this new model should be various petrol and diesel options, in either four or three cylinders, mirroring what we’re going to get on the upcoming 1-Series. A hybrid version could also make an appearance further down the road.

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  • Christian

    Talking about color white… I’m so TRIGGERED!

  • Javier Bl

    So the next two door 2-series is going to be front wheel drive too? Hope not…

    • Kaisuke971

      Not necessarily, couple months ago i saw on BMWBlog that the plan was to make the 2 Coupe the flagship of the smaller BMWs (so anything below 3) by being the only RWD and the only one with a real M version. That could change but so far that’s what should be going on.

      • Timothy Gough

        That would be right

  • fgclolz

    BMW seems to be having an identity crisis lately.

    • Timothy Gough

      Its not an identity crisis. They recognise its no longer 1980 or 1990 and the demographic and tastes of buyers has evolved. There is nothing wrong in a smart company making necessary adjustments to their products lineups to meet change. Porsche did it, and all other smart companies do it.

  • accolade

    BMW will finally join the sub-compact club with Audi and Mercedes which have been there since 2013-2014.
    Both A3 and CLA now start at $32K.
    Where as when both cars debued they were $29.9K
    Will this BMW 2-series Gran coupe debate below $30K too for the starter year?

    • tachys

      In Europe A3 and C-class are typical compact class cars. Sub-compact would be chevrolet aveo (in US: sonic).

      • accolade

        Not the same thing. I’m comparing their luxury classifications.
        C-Class is a a Compact like the A4 and 3-series.
        A-Class, A3, and 1-series are sub-compact.
        I know this because I drive and A3 and looked this up awhile back to see what classification I was in.

        • tachys

          Maybe that’s in US. In Europe Jetta, A3, BMW 1, A-CLass (also Ford Focus) are treated as compact cars. Audi A1, VW Polo, Ford Fiesta are sub-compact cars (there are also smaller models like VW Up, which are positioned below VW Polo. A4, 3-series, C-CLass are middle class cars (premium segment). They compete with Ford Mondeo (in US: Fusion, VW Passat (European version is smaller than on US market) and Opel Insignia (Buick Regal). That’s how they are positioned in Europe.

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