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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe To Launch In India On October 15 To Rival Upcoming Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan And Audi A3

  • 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).

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 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





Power (PS)




Torque (Nm)




Transmission Options

6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT

8-speed AT

8-speed AT


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 in the near future.

By Gaurav Davare September 30, 2020 at 05:30PM

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