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Entry-level BMW Sedan Gets A Launch Date For India


The 2 Series Gran Coupe sedan, which made its global debut a year ago, is finally coming to India

 

  • It is based on the 1 Series hatchback with a largely similar design.

  • Features include a 10.25-inch touchscreen, head-up display and connected navigation.

  • It is likely to be offered with a choice of petrol and diesel engines.

  • BMW is likely to price the sedan from around Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom).

BMW unveiled the 2 Series Gran Coupe sedan in October last year to serve as its latest entry-level sedan. Almost a year later, it’s finally coming to India, with BMW announced October 15 as the launch date for the sedan. Based on the 1 Series hatchback, the 2 Series GC will sit below the 3 Series to make it BMW India’s new entry-level sedan. Here’s what to expect:

 

The 2 Series Gran Coupe is largely similar to the 1 Series it is based on with the highlight being the trademark kidney grilles and LED headlamp setup. But there are some differences in the form of a more aggressive front bumper. Other highlights include a sloping roofline, dual-tone alloy wheels, sleek LED tail lamps and dual exhausts.

 

On the inside, the cabin sports a clean design that is borrowed from the 3 Series sedan. It comes loaded with features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, ambient lighting, a head-up display, Apple CarPlay, a panoramic sunroof, powered front seats, connected navigation, BMW digital key as well as a parking assistant. It even features driver assists like lane departure warning, active cruise control, lane change warning, rear collision warning and cross traffic warning. 

BMW offers the 2 Series Gran Coupe with a choice of two petrol engines and a diesel motor in various international markets. The India-spec model is likely to be offered in two variants: 218i petrol and 220d diesel engine options initially. Here’s a more detailed look at the engine output of these variants:



BMW 218i

BMW M235i XDrive

BMW 220d

Displacement

1.5-litre

2.0-litre

2.0-litre

Power (PS)

140PS

306PS

190PS

Torque (Nm)

220Nm

450Nm

400Nm

Transmission Options

6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT

8-speed AT

8-speed AT

Drive

Front-wheel drive

All-wheel drive

Front-wheel drive

Although the more powerful M235i XDrive variant is unlikely to be launched here anytime soon, buyers can spruce up their car with add-ons from BMW’s M Performance bin. These include bits like carbon fibre elements inside-out, an M Performance steering wheel, M Performance brakes, and lightweight alloy wheels. 

 

BMW could price the 2 Series Gran Coupe around the Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom) mark. While it might not have any direct rival at launch, it will take on the likes of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan (bookings open) and the Audi A3 in the near future. 

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