2020 2 Series Gran Coupe

January 27th, 2020 by

When the rumor mills started talking about a 2 Series Gran Coupe model a couple years ago, we were perplexed on what that might look like for production. Given the elegance and utility of the 4 Series Gran Coupe model, we were hopeful — and we’re stoked on the result! It promises to be an engaging hot hatch all the way around. 

The idea of a Gran Coupe is intriguing because, you get the looks of a coupe model combined with the use of four doors. Even if no one sits in the back seat, how convenient is it to put your gym bag or backpack in the back seat instead of tossing it in the trunk or reaching behind you to grab it out when you arrive? 

Now for the fun lesson: The first few F44 Gran Coupe (the code name) models will arrive as all-wheel drive models (The 228xi and 235xi Gran Coupe). These are the Handler Erst Ausstattung (HEA), German shorthand for “showroom and test drive cars so the public can finally see the car without traveling to an auto show.” 

The 2GC comes in two engine platforms, the 228i and the 235i, highlighted here: 

Category 228xi Gran Coupe 235xi Gran Coupe
Engine 2.0-liter four-cylinder (B46)  2.0-liter four-cylinder (B48)
Horsepower 228 301
Torque 258 lb-ft 332 lb-ft
0-60 6.0 seconds 4.6 seconds
Base MSRP $37500 $45500

Not only is the 2 Series Gran Coupe a Mercedes A-Class killer, it remains committed to the overall look and styling of BMW, while featuring an upgraded set of standard equipment in a nimble and commuter-ready package. 

Standard features: 

  • Navigation
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Led Headlights
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Auto-Dimming and Rear View Mirror
  • Park Distance Control (PDC)
  • 40:20:40 Split Seats for passthrough access
  • Illuminated Trim
  • Sport Seats

Convenience Package

  • Panoramic Roof
  • Comfort Access
  • Sirius XM

Premium Package

  • Convenience Package items +
  • 10.25 Digital Dashboard 
  • 10.25 Touchscreen Display
  • Head Up Display
  • Live Cockpit Pro
  • Lumbar Support

Parking Assistance Package

  • Parking Assistant
  • Active Park Distance Control 
  • Backup Assist

The optional M Sport Package changes the look of the car, but not the performance. Other options include heated seats and steering wheel, Harman Kardon sound, wireless charging, active cruise control. We encourage you to Build Your Own and share your build codes with us, we’ll be posting some of our favorites on Instagram

2 Series Gran Coupe in a white background with standard features displayed

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