Specs and pricing for the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe have turned up on the local arm's website. Here's how much it costs, plus details regarding engines.
Built on the new BMW front-wheel-drive platform, the 2 Series Gran Coupe shares more than a few things with the 1-Series hatchback, including the potent 35i xDrive powertrain. Speaking of engines, the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will be available with 3 engines from launch; 2 petrol and 1 diesel. In terms of dimensions, the sports sedan is 4 526 millimetres in length,1 800 millimetres in width, but stands just 1 420 millimetres tall. Thanks to the 2 670-millimetre wheelbase, there's plenty of interior space as well as a 430-litre load compartment. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is a rival to the Audi A3 Sedan and Mercedes-Benz CLA.
The South African model range comprises 218i, M235i xDrive and for those wanting a diesel, the 220d. The 218i features a 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder petrol motor with 103 kW and 220 Nm. It has a claimed 0-100 kph time of 8.7 seconds and it is said to consume a claimed 5.9 L/100 km. For those wanting a real focus on performance, the 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder we've experienced in the M135i xDrive and X2 M35i makes an appearance in the M235i xDrive and it delivers 225 kW and 450 Nm. Power goes to all 4 wheels via an 8-speed automatic gearbox and with launch control dialled up, it'll hit 100 kph in a claimed 4.8 seconds. Finally, the 220d 2.0-litre has 140 kW and 400 Nm and is said to consume 4.5-4.2 L/100 km. It's not slow either, with BMW claiming 7.5 seconds to 100 kph.
We understand full specs and standard features are to be confirmed imminently and we'll update accordingly.
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Price in South Africa (March 2020)
218i Petrol Automatic R515 000
220d Diesel Automatic R595 000
M235i xDrive Automatic R725 000