Enter the 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe into the Entry Level Market

Oct 17, 2019 05:53 AM EDT | Staff Reporter

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European Luxury brands like Bavarian Motor Works are synonymous with producing expensive luxury cars that are the very top of its class. But, things have taken a turn, with the introduction of the Mercedes CLA that is geared to compact sedan market that is sold at a lower tag price. This expensive euro car is an attractive option for millennials and affordable. Or anyone willing to splurge a bit more, also on a budget.

Taking BMW off guard and the 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe is entering the fray to engage the Mercedes CLA. Competition is always good, and BMW will profit having an entry market auto that offers more luxury than non-euro cars. Are you ready for it? Here's the big reveal with what the 2-Series Gran Coupe has to offer for the picky driver.

All the standard equipment installed
Included in this luxurious driving machine is standard equipment that is top of its class! Sit inside and spy Apple Carplay with navigation included in the infotainment system. Comfort feature and a safety suite with the driver-assist system, power front seat that remembers your sitting position. Other amenities is digital gauges, panoramic sunroof, premium audio system, and tire or trim options too.

Overall design of the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe
Similar to the X1 and X2 crossover with a front-wheel-drive share platform. It has a tall-riding height that isn't sleek like other BMW cars. This may not translate to the usual low profile and sleek sport form of a four-door coupe. Some may find this very unappealing compared to sleeker models but still has the BMW DNA that still makes it one car to get!

What lies under the hood

The heart of the Gran Coupe is a turbo 2.0-liter inline-four that spits out 228 horsepower/301 with 258/332 pounds of torque! The drivetrain is an all-wheel-drive with 8-speed automatic transmission for more gears to squeeze power. Choose either the 228i xDrive or M235i xDrive for two excellent options. Though not looking sleek and sporty that comes with 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds flat! Definitely, not a slouch compares to sleeker BMWs.

The undercarriage
No need to modify this excellent coupe because it has big 18-inchers for its wheels, and gives it a distinct look euro-look. Giving it better driving and handling is front limited slipped differential that is found on more premium models! To add more personalizing and garnish to the exterior are M-trim pieces if wanted. The price range for the 228i is $30,000 and $40,000 cost for the M235i.


Though recent to the entry-level segment, the 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will be a good choice for first-time buyers of European luxury cars. If a larger mid-size or larger luxury sedan is more expensive. This will just be in the right price range, though they are a bit more on maintenance though. Get either one, and it will be a different driving experience than with others.

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