2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Revealed In All Its Glory

While BMW planned to show us the new 2-Series Gran Coupe later tonight, the interwebs had a different idea and spoiled the surprise.

Posted on the 2addicts forum, the images reveal the entry-level sedan will have an aggressive front fascia with a prominent grille and sweptback headlights. Further below, we can see large air intakes typical of an M Performance model.

The sporty styling continues further back as the M235i has lightweight alloy wheels which are backed up by a high-performance braking system with blue calipers.  The model also has prominent character lines, contrasting mirror caps and aerodynamic side skirts.  Other notable features include a rakish windscreen, an upward sweeping beltline and a steeply sloping roof that will likely limit rear seat headroom.

Continuing to the rear, the M235i has a ventilated bumper and a dual exhaust system with tips on either side of a small diffuser.  We can also see slender taillights and a tacked on rear spoiler.

Unsurprisingly, the interior largely carries over from the 1-Series.  Full details will be announced later tonight, but we can expect a digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system with displays that measure up to 10.25-inches diagonally.  We can also see illuminated trim, gloss black accents and familiar switchgear.   The range-topping M235i adds a handful of unique styling details including alloy pedals and a leather-wrapped M steering wheel.

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Under the hood, we can expect an assortment of different engines.  In the United States, there will be 228i and M235i variants which both come standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.  The 228i is slated to have around 228 hp (170 kW / 231 PS) and 258 lb-ft (349 Nm) of torque, while the M235i should boast 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) of torque.

While US-spec models will come with all-wheel drive, the 2-Series Gran Coupe is actually based on the front-wheel drive UKL platform.  Fans have already complained about this decision, but the company has previously said the car will deliver a typical BMW driving experience.

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Images courtesy of BMW, 2Addicts

  • Ricki Boo

    Pudgy, misshapen, anonymous. Great work, BMW!

    • HawkeyeVG

      well deserved!

    • Knotmyrealname

      You forgot to mention ‘just what the Chinese ordered’.

  • Rivaldo

    It looks very good, CLA will have a very strong rival.

    • Arct1c

      HAHHAHAHAHAHAHA Sometimes I forget how much of a BMW fangirl you are. You’ll say anything positive to BMW even though you know deep down this car is utter CRAP.

      • Rivaldo

        You will see, it will sell well. This car isn’t crap more than it is CLA, you don’t think that CLA is a real Mercedes, no ?

  • WalthamDan

    shouldn’t the grille be twice that size?

    • Dennis Scipio

      don’t.

    • Mr. EP9

      It will be.

    • Don’t remind BMW haha

  • Donald Ducko

    Why does every brand need cheap all the way up to expensive? Real BMWs start at the 7 series. Maybe 5. The Ms you could say are all real. The cars anyway. When you buy this you tell the world I couldn’t afford a real BMW. It’s like buying a Porsche flashlight. Or Jeep bicycle.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Because every brand likes to make money and needs money to stay in business.
      Selling more = making more

    • Rivaldo

      Because a brand doesn’t survive with few models, flag ships, even a premium one need to make volumes, otherwise it will disappear and the enthusiasts will complain about it on the net.

    • Arct1c

      “Real BMWs” lmao. So the 3 Series means nothing?
      Idiot.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    No, just no.

  • Enter Ranting

    Needs more “grilles” and cheesy interior lighting gimmicks.

  • Toronado_II

    A overweight 3 series…
    Why this car instead a very good Civic ?

  • Porkopolis

    Wow, look at that Malibu / Arteon C-pillar…

  • Arct1c

    BMW has LOST it. So disappointed in this brand.

    • Rivaldo

      And Mercedes with CLA doesn’t ?

      • Arct1c

        Doesn’t what, honey? You need to explain yourself.

        • Rivaldo

          Doesn;t lost is way ? Why only Bmw? Mercedes has CLA and A classe sedan, two models almost identical. Thank you, honey.

          • Arct1c

            Maybe because this post is ABOUT BMW…? We’re not talking about Mercedes here, hun. Stop bringing other crap up because you’re offended.

          • Elpatore

            Both of those cars look far better than this… the new CLA is very pretty in the flesh and the A Sedan seems to be very good value, so yeah…

      • Nordschleife

        Well I personally think the CLA-Class looks good. So IMO I feel like Mercedes has not lost it’s way.

    • Hoe

      right, this thing and the new 1er, X2, even X1 are very disappointing, I do not know what they are doing there…

  • designer_dick

    That rear quarter window is pure Volkswagen Arteon.

  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    How this vehicle looks good and awful simultaneously is perplexing

  • Sébastien

    Not Gran, Neither Coupé…

    • Nordschleife

      Definitely not Gran

  • ctk4949

    Did they take a X2 and just squish it down?? Its missing the bmw emblem on the C-pillar!! lol

    EDIT: Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww FWD?!?!?

    • EWWWW LOOK AT THAT M5 DRIFITN BACK THERE.

      oNLY TRUE PETROLHEADS GETS IT

      • ctk4949

        I dont get it?? lol

  • MarkoS

    Lets see it out on the roads, the color of the car with the background doesn’t do the car any favors.

  • ErnieB

    BMW has become the Acura of German cars.. boring and uninspired..

    • Rivaldo

      Except that Bmw is a successful worlwide brand, Acura does not :).

  • LJ

    I guess the Hofmeister Kink is officially dead.

  • Dennis James

    Looks like a generic car from a generic brand. By the way, where is the Hoffmeister kink that made any BMW design sporty and instantly recognizable ? BMW seems poised to ruin everything about their brand…I really don’t understand them.

  • Knotmyrealname

    Oh god, what a sad day. It’s awful BMW are going from bad to worse. That’s a truly ‘nothing’ car. In fact it looks like an old Focus sedan that has a new front and rear end.
    And I mean ‘new’ as in different, not better.

  • erly5

    This is basically a 2 series saloon. Naming it a ‘gran coupe’ allows BMW to charge even more. It’s not pretty, A3 and A-Class saloons and the CLA all better looking and better proportioned.

    • Merc1

      It really isn’t since it isn’t based on the same platform. The real 2-Series is a RWD car, this is classic, ill-proportioned FWD.

      M

  • Kaido Alex

    Another un-BMW-looking car, boring.

  • Liana

    this looks like a chevrolet cruze

  • Nordschleife

    It looks like a little toy. I just don’t think the exterior is as resolved as it should be. It looks like a caricature of a BMW.

  • Merc1

    Looks like previous generation Ford Focus.

    M

  • Leconte Dave

    The proportion are disgusting

  • Yishay

    Are they copying a Ford Focus!

  • McFly

    Finally I understand why they want to make grilles bigger to “keep moving”.

  • Bo Hanan

    Anonymous!

  • ZYGIUS

    What a nice PIG!

  • Pissed Canuck

    The thing looks like a cross between a Civic and Malibu.

  • DM

    Very clunky and bloated. Although not as pretty as other BMWs, the 1 Series Sedan offered in Mexico and China is better proportioned and sleeker than this thing. Shame.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d756985d26da9e250a463863c690d48411b35ef42beb6cd5ef9c16171dd0df7c.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dc0f79d46457c4f4f36ee56ac6b53dff1ff1d3ab38939d5a4da2abcd031d574a.jpg

  • Giziclown

    A Mazda 3 looks better.

  • Elmediterraneo

    That’s why Audi and Mercedes are the bosses of the premium compact segment.
    The RS 5 cylinder family and the AMG 45 series are fighting at nearly bodystyles :
    Compact 5 door hatchback : Audi RS3 Sportback VS Mercedes AMG A45 S
    Compact 4 door sedan : Audi RS3 Sedan VS Mercedes AMG CLA 45 S
    Compact SUV sporty-styled : Audi RS Q3 Sportback VS Mercedes AMG GLA 45 S
    Compact SUV family-styled : Audi RS Q3 VS Mercedes AMG GLB 45 S
    But Audi is alone for the coupe and roadsters with the TT RS and Mercedes is alone on the station wagon side with the CLA 45 S Shooting Brake.

    BMW kept themselves out this race for long time and now they have a lot of work to catch up Audi and Mercedes.
    That’s why the best small BMW is the M2 period !

  • Mike Gonzalez

    love those front seats… but that’s the only compliment I will say… the rest is absolutely atrocious

  • klowik

    The side look less BMW..

  • DaruniaG

    Looks like a Hyundai or something. Where is the hoffmeister kink?

    BMW has just lost it completely.

    • Nowan

      even the Hoffmeister Kink disgust with this car

  • Alex86

    Honda Civic and Kia Ceed are by far prettier cars!!!
    The interior is classic BMW but it looks hi-tech

  • Wow, will preorder as soon as possible, m235, great color, can’t wait

  • MarketAndChurch

    I absolutely love it. With a different grille and slightly more unrefined looking headlamps, it would have made an awesome Ford Focus RS sedan. As a gran coupe… that’s when you know that product development is purely at the whims of the marketing development.

  • STEFAN LAUGENIE

    Ill-proportioned, bloated and fat-arsed.
    If this looks anywhere like a coupé, so does Kim Kardashian’s trunk….
    There was a time when the word “coupé” meant beauty, class and elegance….
    It must mean the values of yore are long dead by now….?

  • Sybill Julian

    ahh sheet, here we go again

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