BMW teases first 2 Series Gran Coupé

The new variant will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November

22 March 2019 - 09:13 By AFP Relaxnews
A teaser picture of the upcoming S Series Gran Coupé.
A teaser picture of the upcoming S Series Gran Coupé.
Image: BMW

The world premiere isn't expected to take place until the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, but BMW has begun teasing the upcoming 2 Series Gran Coupé, while other car manufacturers tease their models for April's New York Auto Show.

While BMW's Gran Coupé line-up has already spanned from 4 Series models to 6 Series models, a 2 Series rendition will be joining the line-up next year.

Most vehicle teasers taking place right now have been published in preparation for the New York Auto Show. BMW, however, is preparing for the LA Auto Show world premiere eight months away.

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Of the shadowed teal model pictured in the teaser, all that is visible is a hair of the back door and its handle, and an illuminated taillight. The roofline, as far as we can see, looks pretty streamlined.

The four-door coupé has been developed for "modern, urban target groups" with a taste for sporty design. All the company revealed about the powertrain is that it will have a front-wheel-drive system, despite the standard 2 Series Coupe featuring rear-wheel-drive.

BMW also announced that the 1 Series will come out this year, but no further details have been revealed.

The 2 Series Gran Coupé will make its worldwide market launch in 2020, after its premiere this November. It will go on sale in SA in the first quarter of next year.