BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé Overview
For an ‘entry-level’ status car, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe sure knows how to make a grand entrance. Thanks to its rather handsome new look and a sleek 4-door-coupé body style, you can almost forgive the fact that it has half the ideal number of cylinders and power sending to the front wheels.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé has little to nothing to do with the 2-door BMW 2 Series Coupé, in fact it shares most of its genetic components with the BMW 1 Series hatchback. Joining the BMW’s 4, 6, and 8 series Gran Coupé lineup, the entry level model shares the low, sweeping roofline and sleek, stylish curves of a classic coupé with the practicality of a 4-door sedan.
But unlike its siblings further up in the range, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé is less niche and more mass-market, where particular attention has been put on practicality as much as style. And for the first time, the compact transverse engine layout has made its appearance in a sporty low-slung BMW.
Available in the sole 218i Gran Coupé M Sport variant, prices start from RM 199,177 (with SST exemption) without the extended warranty and service package and RM 211,367 with the recommended package. It is the direct rival to the Mercedes-Benz CLA (only available in the AMG CLA 45 S 4Matic+ form in Malaysia now) and competes against the more conventional rivals like the Audi A3 and the Mercedes-Benz A Class sedan.