BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe is coming soon to the Philippines

Updated Apr 13, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It’s the smallest BMW four-door coupe ever but not in any way less.

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.

A picture of the front of the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe on a parking lot

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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.

A picture of the 2 Series Gran Coupe's interior

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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A picture of the BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe's rear end as it passes through a street in the city

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 for more updates.

Know more about BMW 2 Series 2024

BMW 2 Series

The 2023 BMW 2 Series is a subcompact executive car that is available locally in a 2+2 body only. It is offered at a price of Php 3,690,000 only for the sole 220i M Sport variant. Powering the vehicle is an award-winning 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower inline-4 gasoline engine capable of generating 184 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. An 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic is the only option locally, sending power to the rear wheels.

Dimensions-wise, the 2 Series measures 4,537 mm in length, 1,838 mm in width, and 1,390 mm in height, with a wheelbase rated at 2,975 mm. In the local market, this German subcompact executive car goes up against the like of the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3.

₱ 3,690,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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