BMW is currently prepping the new 2-Series Gran Coupe, which will directly rival the new Mercedes-Benz CLA.
While an M2 Gran Coupe is in the cards, we have a feeling that driving enthusiasts would much rather own a rear-wheel drive version if one existed (the 2-Series is based on a FWD platform), preferably with the same 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six as the one in the current M2 Coupe.
In order to put this render together, designer X-Tomi utilized the front end of the brand-new 1-Series hatchback, which will actually make its way to the 2-Series Gran Coupe as well, so even though it’s hypothetical, this rendering isn’t that wide off the mark.
Visually, we could argue that those large headlights are perhaps a bit too overstated for such a compact-sized car, but other than that, we don’t see much wrong with it.
Even though rumors about a possible two-door version of the new 2-Series Gran Coupe have been circulating for some time, we can’t tell you for certain whether or not BMW is interested in doing anything more than simply matching what Mercedes is doing with the CLA, which would mean no Coupe is on the cards.
Even so, the majority of customers should be perfectly happy with the four-door version too, especially if the CLA is any indication of how successful such a car can be among young buyers.