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The first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe available in SA

The first-ever BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is now available in South African brand showrooms.

For the first time, the four-door coupe concept is already enjoying the substantial success in a higher vehicle classes into the premium compact segment.

Illustrious automobile, boasting a backup of an innovative operation, connectivity technology, excellent usability, dynamic capability, BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe injects fresh uniqueness dose, innovative attractiveness and emotional engagement.

Notable features include dynamic, stretched silhouette.

The four frameless side windows and the rear lights extend into the centre of the rear end, merges into a high-gloss black band encircling the central BMW badge.

The 2 Series Gran Coupe is 4,526 millimetres length, 1,800 millimetres width, and 1,420 millimetres tall.

Despite its low-slung, sporty appearance, BMW 2 Series Coupe has enough space to cater for passengers.

Passenger seats

This is as a result to the 2,670‑millimetre wheelbase, while the driver can expand the 430‑litre load compartment in various ways.

Dynamic front end with fresh interpretation of BMW icons, the angled headlights (full-LED is standard) forming the prominent BMW four-eyed face draw attention to the familiar BMW kidney grille, which takes the form of a large and connected element.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe sets out to establish the dynamic yardstick in its class.

The innovative BMW front-wheel-drive architecture provides the underpinnings which the Gran Coupe shares with the new BMW 1 Series, along with an array of other technological developments.

The near-actuator wheel slip limitation (ARB) technology familiar from the BMW i3s allows the control of the wheel slip much more sensitively and swiftly than before.

The standard yaw moment distribution system BMW Performance Control assist the ARB task, increasing handling agility by intelligently applying the brakes at the wheels on the inside of the bend before reaching the slip threshold and ensures neutral steering behaviour.

Standard specification for the sporty BMW M235i xDrive range-topper includes BMW xDrive all-wheel drive, a mechanical Torsen limited-slip differential, M Sport steering and M Sport brakes.

BMW 235i x Drive. Pic supplied

The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission also features a Launch Control mode.

Racing cars inspires the three-dimensional mesh replacing the bars in the kidney grille, adding an alluring visual feature.

Besides the BMW M235i xDrive model, customers can choose from three equipment lines including Basic, Sport Line and M Sport.

One diesel and two petrol engines will be available at the launch.

BMW 220d Model M Sport, Storm bay metallic. Pic supplied
  • The three-cylinder petrol with 103 kW in the BMW 218i, a 140 kW four-cylinder diesel unit in the BMW 220d and the BMW Group’s most powerful four-cylinder engine – developing 225 kW – in the BMW M235i xDrive.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe enjoys innovative driver assistance systems filtering down from higher models.

The lane departure warning along with active lane return is optional.

These include active cruise control, the driving assistant, lane change warning, rear collision warning including crossing traffic warning, plus the innovative reversing assistant.

If it has the option of specific BMW digital key, the driver can use smartphone to lock and unlock BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.           .

The engine can start as soon as the driver places smartphone in its tray.

The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is part of the control/operating concept.

As a fully-fledged BMW expert, this digital character can learn routines and habits and subsequently apply them in the appropriate context.

It can also provide casual conversation, throwing in the occasional joke or relating interesting stories.

Navigation services allow internal and external information to be factored into route planning.

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe drivers will be able to send destinations from various apps straight to their car’s navigation system, storing and bringing them into line.

Recommended retail prices in South Africa (including VAT, excluding CO2 tax):

218i – R 515 000

220d – R 595 000

M235i xDrive – R 725 000

Local images will be made available on the BMW South Africa PressClub after the national lockdown.


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