The new M2 Gran Coupe will be based on the standard 2-Series Gran Coupe, which is expected to launch in 2019. Like its two-door counterpart, the four-door M2 Gran Coupe will use a turbocharged inline-six engine — good for about 365 horsepower — and a rear-wheel drive layout. Both a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will be offered.
While the Gran Coupe would follow the brand’s tradition with the 4 Series and the 6 Series, models with odd numbers in their names, the liftback body style would bring a new level of practicality for the 2 Series.
With the next-generation 3 Series saloon set to grow in size, BMW believes there is sufficient scope within its future line-up to accommodate an additional model riding on its widely used rear-wheeldrive platform, hence the introduction of the 2 Series GranCoupé.
More importantly, the same report suggests will feature a reworked interior – sportier – and actually showing up on the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible alongside their respective new generations that will be offered closer to the end of the decade. Powertrains should remain the same turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines from the members of the family – with the flagship being the M version that makes use of the 365-hp 3.0-liter, turbo-six directly taken from the M2.