Report – BMW to decline the 2 Series into Gran Coupe, complete with M version image

A recent rumor flying off the mill brings alleged plans from BMW to spice up the 2 Series even further with an upscale Gran Coupe version that could also be lent the complete M treatment.

BMW is currently working on the next generation of the 3 Series – which should grow in size even further, as it its customary. But moving the dimensions up means there’s a wider gap between it and the 2 Series – which could be filled by the first ever 2 Series Gran Coupe. According to sources close to the Bavarian brand, the strategy includes a 2 Series GC hitting dealerships sometimes during 2018. The fans will be happy to find out the upscale Gran Coupe will get the rear-wheel-drive layout of the 2 Series Coupe and Cabriolet, with increased dimensions for a more accommodating cabin. With the 2 Series Coupe’s wheelbase at 2690 mm and the 3 Series Sedan’s current measurement of 2810 mm, the 2 Series Gran Coupe’s wheelbase is tipped to come closer to the latter.

More importantly, the same report suggests will feature a reworked interior – sportier – and actually showing up on the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible alongside their respective new generations that will be offered closer to the end of the decade. Powertrains should remain the same turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines from the members of the family – with the flagship being the M version that makes use of the 365-hp 3.0-liter, turbo-six directly taken from the M2.

Via Autocar.co.uk