BMW will extend the range of 2-Series with four-modification Gran Coupe. As well as the standard coupe and this 4-door will be available in M-modification and will have to fight for customers with Audi RS3 sedan and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45, says Autocar. Future BMW M2 Gran Coupe will be equipped with the same 3.0-liter gasoline turbo engine, which appear on the body, elaborated by M-division. The power of the unit is 370 hp and maximum torque is 465 Nm. From 0 to 100 km/h version with two doors accelerates in 4.3 seconds and top speed is 270 km/h.
The engine of the BMW M2 can be combined both with 6-speed manual and 7-speed robotized transmission with two clutch. The coupe is offered only with rear-wheel drive, this is expected to be maintained at Gran Coupe, which will get the same gearboxes. It is already known that the future BMW M2 Gran Coupe will debut in 2019. When, however, will show the standard version of the model is not yet specify. The release of 2-Series 4-door is conditioned by the fact that after the change of generation 3-Series will grow in size. So will release a niche to be filled precisely by Gran Coupe.
The distance between the two axes in the new model will be greater than it is at present 2-Series (2690 mm), but will be less than that of the current 3-Series (2810 mm). This will allow more legroom to ride in the back seat passengers. Furthermore, prospective car BMW will be marked with a new interior that will be used in the next generation of coupe and convertible. They should come out in 2020. The source added Autocar that BMW still not taken a final decision on what will be a 2-Series Gran Coupe – sedan or liftback. According to information from the chief concern of the department of research and development of the brand Klaus Froehlich push for sedans because of robust construction, but other company representatives want liftback, as it is more practical.