2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe: Latest Spy Shots Give Us Our Best Look Yet

The time for the reveal of BMW’s new 2-Series Gran Coupe draws closer as test cars appear on public roads with a more eye-catching and thinner camouflage wrap.

The new images come only two days after our first scoop, giving us the best look to BMW’s smallest Gran Coupe model to date. BMW’s online campaign promises a first official glance on July 24.

The new BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe is based on the same FWD platform with the new 1-Series, and will be positioned against models like the Mercedes CLA.

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Design highlights include the broad shoulders and the sharper styling up front, giving it a rather sporty presence on the road. The rear end is dominated by the slim taillights and the integrated spoiler on the boot lid.

The test car pictured here features an aggressive body kit, with sharper-looking bumpers, deeper side sills and dual exhaust pipes, leading us to believe that this is the range-topping M235i xDrive, complete with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 302hp (306PS) and 331lb-ft (450Nm) of torque.

The rest of the engine range is expected to be shared with the new 1-Series, meaning a wide selection between petrol and diesel models, with three- and four-cylinder units under the bonnet. The M235i won’t be the only all-wheel drive model in the family, as BMW is expected to offer it in the more powerful diesel models as well.

There has been a confusion around the next-generation 2-Series model recently, with some reports suggesting that the whole model family would retain BMW’s rear-drive architecture while others -including us- saying that the Gran Coupe is indeed based on the FAAR architecture.

Apparently BMW is said to have two separate plans for the 2-Series; two-door coupe and convertible versions will remain rear-driven and feature at least one six-cylinder option while the rest of the bodystyles, including the Gran Coupe, are switching sides to the more cost-efficient FWD platform.

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  • Thunderbolt

    tiresome design

  • Salih Ahzem

    I think it results from the same taillight design they used in X4/X6.

  • Elpatore

    why are the headlights so high?, it looks fat. Plus, I really dont like the arteon-esque window design… Bring back the Hofmeister Kink!

  • Porkopolis

    Not RWD.
    Five years too late.
    Not gonna make a good M car.
    Malibu C-pillar (because screw the Hoffmeister kink that defined BMW for decades).

    I hate you now, BMW. Not because of this, per se, but because of a series of transgressions that diluted you into mediocrity. I suppose since driving won’t matter in 10 years, it meant the Ultimate Driving Machine(s) had to be tossed to the curb.

    Signed,
    Your Once Biggest Fan

    • Six_Tymes

      AND, don’t forget about the CANTED DRIVERS Seat in the current 2 series. THAT, is the biggest joke of them all. The once “Ultimate Drivers Machine” is not anymore. E46 was the last best they had.

      Maybe what you said is why bmw lost some good people to Hyundai.

  • Garth Vander Vorst

    Can it really be called a coupe? There are obviously rear doors and door handles. I was under the impression that you CAN have a 2 door sedan but you can never make 4 door coupe?

  • mailbox5

    Let’s not be so hard on this design. For a small car I think it looks pretty good. The main issue is: how does it drive? Ride & handling has to be outstanding. Size wise it’s similar to the 2000 BMW 3 series & it looks better than that model.

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