The BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe has landed in South Africa and we gave the keys to Ciro De Siena to try make sense of what's on offer.
In a world where no niche is left unfilled, BMW has had to come up with a rival to the Mercedes CLA and A-Class sedan and the Audi A3 sedan. The easiest solution seems to have been this, the 2 Series Gran Coupe - a 4-door version of the 2 Series.
It is essentially just a 1 Series with the boot, meaning it runs on BMW's new front wheel drive platform. But having tested the new 1 Series, we've found that for most drivers, this won't even be a consideration.
No, buyers interested in a car like this are not searching for exciting cornering abilities, they're looking for practicality, comprehensive tech, a comfy ride day-to-day and of course a premium badge on the nose.
So we forced Ciro to put his consumer journalist hat on and give us a review of the new 220d.