BMW’s battling to the Mercedes-Benz CLA and A-Class auto has lobbed, and is apprenticed for Australia.
BMW has appear the first-ever 2 Series Gran Coupe in full, advanced of its accession in the aboriginal division of 2020.
Based on the aforementioned front- and all-wheel drive belvedere as the Mini agency and the new 1 Series hatchback, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is aimed at the Mercedes-Benz CLA and A-Class sedans. That agency a coupe-ish roofline and four frameless doors, in an attack to airing the band amid appearance and substance.
A ambit of models will be offered abroad: the 218i, 220d and the M235i xDrive. BMW Australia hasn’t accepted which engines will be offered in Australia, but mentions alone the M235i in its columnist materials, so we’d advance it’s a acceptable applicant to appear Bottomward Under.
It’s powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol agent outputting 225kW and 450Nm, put to the alley through all four auto through an adaptive M xDrive all-wheel drive system.
Meanwhile, the 218i is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol agent authoritative 103kW and 220Nm, acceptable for an 8.5-second dart to 100km/h. That ability is put to the advanced auto through a seven-speed dual-clutch manual as standard.
The 220d isn’t offered as an advantage on the 1 Series auto Bottomward Under, suggesting it’s beneath acceptable to accomplish the adventure to Australia. It’s a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel authoritative 140kW and 400Nm.
Inside, the birr is identical to that of the latest 1 Series hatch. That agency it appearance the latest BMW OS7.0 infotainment system, with two 10.25 inch displays and accustomed articulation inputs.
The rear backrest folds 40/20/40, and there’s 430L of cossack amplitude with them in place. That’s bottomward 30L on the Mercedes-Benz CLA, but identical to the approved A-Class sedan.
Unlike the CLA, which is absolutely best than the approved C-Class sitting aloft it in the Mercedes line-up, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is aloof beneath 200mm beneath than the 3 Series sedan, 27mm narrower, and 15mm beneath at the top of its roof.
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