Another interesting rumor has popped in and this time it’s from the BMW stable.
The company is working on a four door Gran Coupe which belongs to the sub compact 2 series and is set to hit dealership stores in 2019.
With the new body style, the brand may build a M2 Gran Coupe model as well but all these information is being considered too early to confirm now. If confirmed, the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is going to be a direct competition to the Audi RS 3 and the popular Mercedes AMG CLA45. BMW has planned to keep the car close to the models they have developed so far with a basic rear wheel drive and mount the engine longitudinally so that there is enough legroom and headroom for all passengers.
The automobile manufacturer has not confirmed whether they are going to go for a trunk sized model. The 6 series Grand Coupe has such a design while the rear opening has a lift back design in the 4 series models. After having experimented with multiple designs, BMW is going to expand its lineup in such a way that there is enough choice for buyers with varying requirements and preferences. The next generation BMW 3 series sedan is going to be much bigger than the existing model.
The wheelbase of the 2 series Grand Coupe should be somewhere around 105.9 inches which is slightly lesser than the current 3 series sedan. The current model has a wheelbase measured at 110.6 inches. A new body style is expected to debut with the Coupe if confirmed. It will have brand new interiors with a posh finish and space for comfortable travel. The new body is set for debut with the 2 series coupe and a convertible version in the year 2020.
Powertrain options will be varied as it has always been with the BMW brand. The auto manufacturer chose to follow the same pattern they had established with the existing 2 series models. There will be turbocharged petrol and diesel engine variants with multiple iterations. The powertrains will be mated to a six speed manual transmission system. An upgrade will allow buyers to go for an eight speed automatic transmission.
Another M2 Gran Coupe which is in the cards will use a twin power turbocharged 3.0-liter I6 engine with the capability to deliver 365 horsepower. Transmissions options will be similar to the 2 series coupe.