Four-Door BMW M2 Gran Coupe in the Works

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BMW is looking to add two more doors to its 2 Series coupe.

BMW changed its nomenclature to reflect the body styles of its models, with even-numbered vehicles being two-door coupes and odd-numbered vehicles representing four-door sedans. But then things got weird when the 4 Series Gran Coupe and 6 Series Gran Coupe models were added, which were essentially four-door versions of the 4 Series and 6 Series. But in BMW’s eyes, those are four-door coupes, which are different than traditional sedans.

Now, the 2 Series is reportedly getting the same treatment, with a 2 Series Gran Coupe in the works that will spawn an M2 Gran Coupe for those who love the M2 but wish it had four doors.

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It’s not a surprising move considering the BMW M2 Gran Coupe would be the ideal competitor to the Audi RS3 and Mercedes-AMG CLA 45. The M2 Gran Coupe will be a bit different than its competitors however, as it will use a rear-wheel-drive setup rather than the all-wheel drive found on the RS3 and CLA 45.

The next-generation BMW 3 Series is expected to grow in size, making room for a 2 Series Gran Coupe model in the lineup. Expect to see the 2 Series Gran Coupe to be introduced in 2019.

[Source: Autocar]

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  • timothyhood

    “But in BMW’s eyes, those are four-door coupes, which are different than traditional sedans.”

    LOL, I can just hear the marketing guys justifying to themselves.

    In their defense, they probably had what they thought was a good plan when they went with the whole odd/even thing and then the product guys come along with these new models (“no, it’s not the sedan with a slightly different roofline, it’s a four-door coupe!”), leaving the marketing guys saying, “what the hell do we call *this*?”

    If you’re going to number your cars, it sure seems easier to start based on class size.

  • Jeffery Surratt

    Over $61,000 for an M2 makes no sense to me. I can buy a 2016 V6 Camaro with 355 hp, 10 hp less than the M2, for $30,000. The BMW cannot be twice the car.

  • Noel

    Yeah, but then you’re stuck driving a Camaro. 😛