BMW has always been well-versed in the art of the three-box, two-door coupé. Models like the 02 Series family (1602, 2002, 1802 and 1502) built between 1966 and 1977 earned the brand a famed reputation. These stylish, compact offerings were elegant in design and, for the time, regarded as sporting in character.
The brand revived the essence of these forebears when it made the 1-Series (E82) in coupé form. Following up on the model, BMW decided it wanted to create greater distinction from the 1-Series. So the 2-Series was born as a standalone range, with an Active Tourer multi-purpose vehicle, Gran Coupé with four doors and a traditional coupé, featured here.
A great deal has been said about the BMW design language of late. Most of it critical. For the 2-Series, the firm opted against the controversial frontal grille treatment seen on the 4-Series. Instead, the vehicle sports a decidedly conventional pair of kidneys, with a reasonable width and diameter.