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The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé has more than a little in common with the BMW 1 Series family car. In fact, you can think of it as that model’s more glamorous sibling; in essence, it’s the same car, but very slightly stretched, with a lower roofline and a swoopy, eye-catching makeover.
Its main rival is the similarly style-focused Mercedes CLA, which itself is a sleeker coupé version of the Mercedes A Class family car, but it also counts cars such as the Volkswagen Arteon and Audi A5 Sportback among its competition.
The Gran Coupé’s kinship to the 1 Series extends to its mechanical underpinnings, with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive versions available, unlike the two-door 2 Series Coupé, which remains rear-wheel drive in the time-honoured BMW tradition. The 1 Series confounded naysayers by proving terrific to drive – can the Gran Coupé follow in its footsteps?
Of course, to be worth your consideration, the 2 Series Gran Coupé has to more than just drive well; it has to stack up well against executive rivals when it comes to comfort, efficiency, and much more besides. Read on to find out what it’s like inside and how much it’ll cost to run, as well as how it performs on the road.
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