The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé
The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé

The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will be available to order in Ireland from October, with customer deliveries from March 2020. The new compact four door coupé features the latest front-wheel-drive and AWD architecture also seen in the BMW 1 Series, along with an array of other technological developments. According to BMW, the new 2 Series Gran Coupe will set the benchmark in terms of driving dynamics and agility within the segment.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is equipped as standard with full-LED headlights that can also be specified as an option in adaptive form. The rear lights also feature full-LED as standard. Also at the rear of the car are the 90mm dual chrome exhaust tailpipes (single on the 218i models), while the BMW M235i xDrive features free-form design tailpipe trims.

The entry level Sport model will be fitted with 17-inch light-alloy wheels while the M-Sport and BMW M235i xDrive M Performance models will run on polished 18-inch light-alloy wheels.  The 19-inch rims will be available as an option for both the M Sport and M235i models.

The front-wheel-drive architecture with transverse-mounted engines and a lower centre tunnel creates more interior space. Rear passengers get 33mm of extra knee room over the BMW 2 Series Coupe, while the seating position is 12mm higher with 14mm more headroom when the optional panoramic roof is specified. The 430-litre boot (40 litres more than the two-door coupe) can be expanded further by folding down the 40/20/40 split rear seat backrest, while the rear bench can be released fully from the load compartment.

The interior of the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé
The interior of the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé

Engines for the new 2 Series Gran Coupe

In Ireland, the new coupé will be available with two petrol and one diesel engine and will go on sale priced from €34,010.

A revised 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine will power the entry level BMW 218i. CO2 emissions have been reduced by 29g/km over the previous engine, while power is up by 4hp to 140hp. The BMW 218i accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 8.7 seconds and can reach a top speed of 215km/h. It will return 49.6-56.5mpg with CO2 emissions of 131-114g/km.

The 2.0-litre unit under the bonnet of the M235i xDrive is the BMW Group’s most powerful four-cylinder engine, delivering a maximum output of 306hp with the help of BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Peak torque is 450Nm, which helps it to achieve the benchmark zero to 100km/h sprint in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 250km/h. The M235i returns 39.8-42.2mpg with CO2 emissions of 162-153g/km*.

The diesel offering comes in the form of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder BMW 220d, which generates a maximum power output of 190hp with a peak torque of 400Nm. The sprint from zero to 100km/h takes just 7.5 seconds on the way to a top speed of 235km/h. The BMW 220d returns 62.8-67.3mpg and emits 119-110g/km* of CO2.

Available from €34,010
Available from €34,010
Model Maximum Power (hp) Torque (Nm) Acceleration (0-100kms) Top speed (Km/h) Economy (mpg)* Emissions (g/km)** Price (RRP)*
218i 140 220 8.7 215 49.6- 56.5 131-114 €34,010
M235i xDrive 306 450 4.9 250 (limited) 39.8-42.2 162-153 €52,030
220d 190 400 7.5 235 62.8-67.3 119- 110 €44,180

**Provisional data. *current pricing at November 2019.