BMW Shows New 2-Series Gran Coupe With Colorful Camo

BMW has followed through with its promise to preview the 2-Series Gran Coupe and has done so by releasing dozens of images of the car wrapped in colorful camouflage.

The prototype in question appears identical to the one our eagle-eyed spy photographers snapped in the midst of testing late last week. BMW hasn’t released all that many details about the vehicle but we do know that it will celebrate its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show towards the end of November.

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

The first thing to note about the 2-Series Gran Coupe is that it is underpinned by the same front-wheel drive architecture as the new 1-Series. The car will be sold in a number of different forms, including an M235i xDrive variant with all-wheel drive and the same 306 hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the M135i.

BMW will outfit this model with a newly developed mechanical Torsen limited-slip differential and the same near-actuator wheel slip limitation (ARB) technology as the electric i3s. This system uses a slip controller positioned directly in the engine control unit rather than in the control unit for the Dynamic Stability Control system, eliminating long signal paths meaning important information is relayed up to three times faster.

The German car manufacturer says the “2 Series Gran Coupe has been conceived as a global offering and represents an appealing addition to the model line-up, in particular in markets where the sedan body style enjoys strong popularity.”

Interestingly, BMW will reportedly build the next-generation 2-Series coupe and convertible versions on a rear-wheel drive platform, meaning the second-gen M2 will be just as tail-happy as the current model.

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  • Some ol’ bloke

    Sadly, I have a feeling this will look just as bad as the 1 series

  • Ermal Morina

    I don’t know why but i’m feeling that this will look like a KIA. mark my words

  • donald seymour

    Is anybody confused? Because I could have sworn that this was a 3-Series. The good old Russian doll trick.

  • erly5

    Nothing new here. We’ve seen very similar pics with similar camouflage already. It’s basically a 2-Series saloon but there’s even more cash to be made by calling it Gran Coupe.

  • Leconte Dave

    Why not just call a 1-series gran coupe if it’s fwd/awd?

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