BMW debuted the first-ever 2 Series Gran Coupe in October 2019. Now, the carmaker is all set to launch its entry-level sedan in India on 15 October 2020.
Talking about the design, the front end of the 2 Series looks largely similar to the 1 Series hatchback but it features a wider front grille flanked by upswept headlamps. The side profile looks rather disproportionate with a longer front end and a smaller tail. Coming to the rear, the 2 Series Gran Coupe reminds us of the flagship 8 Series Gran Coupe. It gets L-shaped tail lamps, integrated spoiler and a huge rear bumper.
In terms of dimensions, the 2 Series Grand Coupe is 4526mm long, 1800mm wide and 1420mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2670mm. Here is a detailed size comparison:
BMW 2 Series
BMW 3 Series
Mercedes Benz A-Class Sedan
As seen in the table, while the 2 Series is smaller than 3 Series in all aspects, it is also smaller in length than its rival, the A-Class sedan. It also has a smaller wheelbase but it trumps the Mercedes when it comes to width. For reference, the 2 Series will be similar to the fifth-gen City in terms of dimension. The City is 4549mm long, 1748mm wide and 1489mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2600mm.
On the inside, the 2 Series looks similar to the 3 Series sedan. It is expected to get features like a digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heads up display, panoramic sunroof, dual-zone AC, parking camera, powered front seats, and wireless mobile charging, among others. Safety features on offer will include multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control.
Under the hood, the 2 Series is expected to share its engines with the X1. The diesel engine on offer is a 2.0-litre engine making 190PS and 400Nm. The petrol engine, on the other hand, is a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit making 192PS and 280Nm. Both the engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Prices of the 2 Series are expected to start around Rs 35 lakh. At launch, it won’t have any direct rivals in the market but Mercedes Benz is also expected to launch the A-Class sedan soon. Audi might also reintroduce its entry-level sedan, the A3, in India soon. If launched, both of these sedans will compete with the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.