Great news readers, especially you Bimmer fans. According to a reliable source who wishes to remain anonymous at this point, the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe is coming soon to the Philippine market.
Since the 1 Series and the refreshed X1 were introduced here in the country in February 2020, it only makes sense for the 2-Series Gran Coupe to be launched here too. Here’s what you need to know about the newest BMW that will reach the Philippines soon.
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe: Aggressive and very modern
Officially launched in March 2020 in several territories, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is a compact, front-wheel-drive coupe, which shares the same mechanical underpinnings with the 1 Series and Mini models like the Mini Clubman.
Style-wise, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is very aggressive, and as one car journo had put it: grim-looking due to its wealth of rough, angry angles, and several metallic looking pieces.
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Upfront the model, of course, features the iconic BMW kidney grille. The said grille dominates the front fascia and alongside it is a pair of angry, but very modern-looking LED headlights. The strange thing about the headlights on the 2 Series Gran Coupe is that the pair are positioned directly above the front wheels; something that’s more common among SUVs.
Classed as an executive sedan, the 2-Series Gran Coupe offers a very premium interior
Powering the 2 Series Gran Coupe are three engine options starting with a gasoline 1.5 liter inline-3 turbo, and there’s also a turbo-diesel inline-4. The most powerful of the three is a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline option, which can make up to 302 horsepower. This makes the 2 Series Gran Coupe up to par with the likes of the Mercedes-AMG CLA 35.
Available to the inline-3 version is a six-speed manual, and the other two engines have an eight-speed automatic. However, we still yet to know which of these three engine options will come to the Philippines, but we’re rooting for the more powerful one, of course.
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The manual variant is still a very attractive prospect though. That's despite being a smaller engine option
Are you excited about this new BMW model? If so, continue reading here on Philkotse.com for more updates.
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