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2 Series Gran Coupe to be BMW’s next four-door coupe?

May 28, 2015

Following in the footsteps of the 6 Series Gran Coupe and the 4 Series Gran Coupe, we now hear word there might be a 2 Series Gran Coupe on the way.

BMW 2 Series Coupe

It’s understood BMW is considering launching more rear-wheel drive variants of the 2 Series. At the moment there is just the coupe and convertible, and then the front-wheel drive Active Tourer MPV.

According to an Auto Motor und Sport report, one likely avenue is the Gran Coupe format. It would sit smaller than the 4 Series Gran Coupe, while using the sleek four-door coupe layout. It would also become one of the smallest four-door coupes on the market.

Rival company Mercedes-Benz does offer the CLS-Class which is a competitor to the 6 Series GC, but it doesn’t currently offer anything to go against the 4 Series GC. Its smallest four-door coupe is the CLA-Class, which is based on the front-wheel drive A-Class.

If BMW launches a 2 Series GC it will have all sizes covered, giving it a wide spread of the market and potentially bolstering its chances of holding onto the global sales lead against Audi and Mercedes. Such a model would likely borrow powertrain options as seen in the regular coupe.

So far this year BMW Australia has sold 301 examples of the 4 Series Gran Coupe against 62 examples of all 6 Series variants, suggesting a smaller version might be even more popular. Nothing is official just yet though so we’ll have to wait for further confirmation before getting too excited.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.