2019 BMW 2 Series M2 Gran Coupe - BMW is preparing to release a racy 365bhp M auto as part of a brand-new 2 Series GranCoupé line-up slated to strike UK display rooms in 2019. Sis design to the just recently presented M2 Coupé, the M2 GranCoupé has actually been developed to take the obstacle to the upcoming Audi RS3 cocktail lounge as well as Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 in just what assures to be a fascinating fight for younger efficiency vehicle superiority amongst Germany's 3 major costs brand names.
Although the BMW's 2 major enemies make use of transversely placed engines as well as 4x4, the M2 GranCoupé will certainly showcase a longitudinally placed engine as well as rear-wheel drive. BMW's objective is that this layout will certainly assist to supply its brand-new M automobile with even more appealing owning attributes compared to its Audi and also Mercedes-AMG opponents-- an action that has actually currently made the M2 Coupé a success amongst fanatic motorists.
2019 BMW 2 Series M2 Gran Coupe
With the next-generation 3 Series drinkery readied to expand in dimension, BMW thinks there suffices range within its future line-up to suit an added design riding on its extensively utilized rear-wheeldrive system, thus the intro of the 2 Series GranCoupé.
Privacy borders the bodystyle of the brand-new BMW, which results from be generated along with the 2 Series Coupé as well as Cabriolet at the German cars and truck manufacturer's plant in Leipzig. Till just recently, elderly BMW authorities were undecided whether to comply with the instructions currently taken with the 4 Series and also 6 Series GranCoupés (a conventional four-door layout) or to favour a much more extreme five-door liftback proposition for the 2 Series GranCoupé.
Experts near BMW r & d manager Klaus Fröhlich confess the four-door alternative would certainly be the very best selection for architectural rigidness. Nonetheless, they verify particular authorities are claiming a liftback style, recommending it would certainly supply the brand-new BMW with higher usefulness compared to its opponents.
The should fit 2 standard front-hinged back doors as well as adequate back seat leg space is stated to be behind the choice to provide the brand-new cars and truck a wheelbase that is midway in between the 2690mm period of the 2 Series Coupé as well as the 2810mm of the existing 3 Series barroom. The 2 Series GranCoupé will certainly sporting activity a brand-new indoor format that is additionally readied to be embraced by the followers to today's 2 Series Coupé as well as Cabriolet, which schedule in 2020.
The choice to advance with the 2 Series GranCoupé complies with a choice by BMW chairman Harald Krüger not to supply a front-wheel-drive manufacturing variation of the Idea Compact Car beyond China, a minimum of in the short-term. That cars and truck, which was disclosed finally year's Guangzhou program, will certainly be constructed in China in a joint endeavor with BMW's companion Sparkle.
The turbocharged three-cylinder and also four-cylinder engines for the 2 Series GranCoupé will certainly mirror those of the existing 2 Series Coupé and also Cabriolet. On the petroleum side, anticipate a 134bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder system in the 218i GranCoupé, along with 181bhp as well as 242bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinders in mid-range 220i as well as 225i GranCoupé designs and also a 326bhp 3.0-litre six-cylinder in the 235i GranCoupé. Amongst the diesels will certainly be 148bhp, 187bhp as well as 221bhp 2.0-litre fourcylinders in 218d, 220d as well as 225d GranCoupé designs.
Similar to the 2 Series GranCoupé's two-door brother or sister, customers will certainly have an option of a typical six-speed handbook or optional eight-speed torqueconverter automated transmission, in addition to typical rear-wheel drive or optional xDrive fourwheel drive. Nevertheless, fourwheel drive will certainly be supplied in mix with just a minimal variety of engines. The emphasize of the brand-new schedule, however, will certainly be the M2 GranCoupé.
Establish for launch in 2019, the brand-new M vehicle will certainly utilize the exact same 365bhp turbocharged 3.0-litre in-line six-cylinder engine as its very admired two-door brother or sister. It will certainly be used in mix with either a common six-speed handbook or seven-speed dualclutch automated transmission.
Although it is still very early days, the S55 B30- assigned engine is anticipated to give the M2 GranCoupé with comparable efficiency to the M2 Coupé, which has a main 0-62mph time of 4.5 sec in hand-operated kind and also a minimal 155mph full throttle. A BMW 2 Series GranCoupé plug-in crossbreed version is likewise mooted. It is anticipated to make use of BMW's turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder gasoline engine as well as an electrical motor placed within the forward area of a typical eightspeed automated transmission.
In mix with a lithium ion battery pack placed within the flooring of the boot, this is planned to offer the brand-new 225e GranCoupé with an electrical series of as much as 31 miles.