Tuesday, July 16, 2019

BMW 2 series Gran Coupe


BMW has released a teaser (top) for the upcoming 2 series Gran Coupe.
Which is basically a sedan version of the new 1 series hatchback recently released.

It looks like they are trying to squeeze the 8 series Gran Coupe design onto a much smaller car. We'll have to wait just a few days to see if it works...
This will be competing with the much sleeker looking Mercedes CLA.

The interior is expected to be the same as the one used in the hatchback. Pictured above.

Which isn't bad... Maybe a bit simpler than what Mercedes is ding with the CLA these days.

The 2 series Gran Coupe is, so far, not planned for the US. 

8 comments:

Patrick said...

*in March. They released the teaser for the Gran Coupe in March: https://www.carscoops.com/2019/03/bmw-drops-first-2-series-gran-coupe-teaser-ahead-of-l-a-november-premiere/

The spy shots and reveal date (July 24) are new, but the teaser is not. It IS expected to be sold here, given that it will formally debut at the LA Auto Show in November.

Unknown said...

Stupid choice not to sell it in the US, considering Mercedes is marketing TWO nearly identical small sedans in the segment, and stupidly, neither of then has a hatchback. This will sell very well to those lemmings currently buying/leasing decontented and underpowered 320i sedans just for the precious roundel.

Vince Burlapp said...

Wrong.

The 4 doors FWD Gran Coupe pictured here will not be the one at the L.A Auto Show and is NOT scheduled (so far) to be sold here.

What we will see the L.A Show is the next generation 2 door coupe.
Which will retail its RWD architecture.

Fart said...

So will the new 4 series still be a TWO DOOR?

Patrick said...

Vince, provide a source for your assertions. Numerous reputable sites report that the Gran Coupe, not the 2 door coupe, will debut in November at the LA auto show and that it will be sold worldwide. Don't just say it's wrong with nothing to back it up; provide some reason for it. Sources here:

https://www.motor1.com/news/357600/2-series-gran-coupe-spy-video/ ("Unlike the 1 Series, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is coming to United States.")

https://www.motortrend.com/news/bmw-2-series-gran-coupe-teased-2019-los-angeles-auto-show/ ("A four-door version of the small car will make its debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, the automaker confirmed today.")

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1122179_bmw-locks-in-2-series-gran-coupe-for-2019-la-auto-show ("During BMW Group's annual financial results press conference held Wednesday in Munich, Germany, CEO Harald Krueger announced that a BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will be unveiled at the L.A. auto show and reach showrooms in the spring of 2020.")

https://www.cars.com/articles/bmw-looks-way-ahead-to-l-a-for-2-series-gran-coupe-entree-1420757635047/ ("The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will make its world debut at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. BMW says the model will launch worldwide beginning in spring 2020.")

https://www.automobilemag.com/news/bmw-2-series-gran-coupe-teased-2019-los-angeles-auto-show/ ("BMW confirmed today that it will debut its more practical version of the 2 series, the four-door Gran Coupe, at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in November.")


Eric Haley said...

Look at how tiny the roll down portion of the rear door window is!

Anonymous said...

That is some clever camo - the rear door glass is one piece in the teaser pic, but the camo divides it up into two pieces. Unless the teaser is of a concept and the real one will have the tiniest rear door glass on the sedan market. I hope BMW sells it here and I hope they keep offering the 2-series with a stick!

Eric Haley said...

Try and roll that one piece window down with the wheel well intrusion and let me know where you get. Concepts and renderings often leave out these compromises made in the name of practicality. Much like how you see huge wheels and the tiniest mirrors on concepts