After releasing the 6-Series Gran Coupe, BMW will switch models to apply the Gran Coupe treatment to the upcoming 4-Series. However, new details suggest that the same package will also be applied to the next 2-Series. The next 2-Series Gran Coupe will be aimed customers looking for a coupe look with some extra practicality.
The BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will be offered in a rear-wheel-drive configuration and, according to the first details, "is a car to bring classic sporting BMW values and a sense of tradition against modern rivals. It will feature an individual appearance for the front and rear ends that will distinguish it from the current 1-Series. It will also be built on a slightly lengthened platform and will feature a lower elongated roofline.
Under the hood, we will find the same engine line-up as in the standard 2-Series: a 2.0 petrol engine with either 150 HP, 177 HP, or 218 HP and a 2.0 turbodiesel engine producing 214 HP. These engines will be combined with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
Expect to see the new BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe launched sometime in 2014.