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BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe caught testing abroad, will come to India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

The BMW M2 has already made way to the Indian market. Now, on international soil, the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe continues road testing and is expected to make a debut in the coming months. If things go as planned, the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will also make its way to India to rival the likes of Mercedes-Benz CLA & Audi A3. This will then become the brands entry-level sedan in the Indian market. But no official announcement has been made yet.

The BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe has been spotted testing earlier and the car has a coupe-like profile. Up front, the car is expected to get a kidney grille design and semi-hexagonal daytime running lights in the double-barrelled headlights. The lighting is expected to be all LED and the roof-line a very coupe-like sloping to meet the rear. Details of the interiors are scarce at the moment but the car is expected to get a new generation fully digital instrument console, an 8-10 inch touchscreen infotainment system in the centre along with chrome highlights and the gear selector area is likely to be shared with the latest 1-Series. The car is also likely to come in the M Sport iteration with an M steering wheel and metallic highlights on the dashboard. The cabin is speculated to have enough space to provide enough legroom to people around 6 feet tall, who would be able to sit one behind the other, but the headroom in the rear may be insufficient for people who are over 6 feet. 

In the engine department, the 2-Series Gran Coupe is expected to come in the 140 HP – 218d or the more powerful 190 HP – 220d, in the diesel engine option. In the petrol versions, the car is likely to get the choice of the 218i – a three-cylinder engine or a larger 2.0-litre petrol engine as seen on the X1. The former 1.5L turbo-petrol engine is likely to be assembled locally and used on the X1 and the new 3 Series, depending on the demand in the local and ASEAN markets. 

The BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe is expected to be launched in 2020-21.