The 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, despite the name, is a four-door sedan that will compete against other entry-level luxury sedans from Germany. In regard to size, the Gran Coupe is a couple of inches longer than the two-door 2 Series and 7.5 inches shorter than the 3 Series. Initially, two models will be available, primarily distinguished by their engines.
The 2020 BMW 228i xDrive will start at $38,495 and features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. As BMW's xDrive moniker indicates, all-wheel drive is standard here. Also standard is an eight-speed automatic transmission. The M235i xDrive has a more powerful version of that engine (301 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque) plus some additional performance upgrades. The M235i xDrive starts at $46,495.
As we've come to expect from BMW Gran Coupe models, the 2 Series Gran Coupe has an unmistakable fastback-like sloping rear roofline. Standard features, even on the base 228i, are impressive. BMW includes modern safety tech items such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, and blind-spot monitoring.
The M235i will get a bit more in the sporty-equipment department, including upgraded brakes, a lowered suspension, an M Sport steering wheel and added aerodynamic bodywork.