BMW has again teased the upcoming 2 Series Gran Coupe with the brand releasing camouflaged images of the car as it completes its final testing phase.
The 2 Series Gran Coupe will be built on BMW’s new front-wheel drive architecture that also underpins the new generation 1 Series hatch.
Without a rear wheel drive option, performance variants will use the marque’s xDrive all-wheel drive system.
The range-topping M235i xDrive will use the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 225kW and 450Nm. It’s the same unit found in the X2 M35i, along with the new John Cooper Works versions of the Mini Clubman and Countryman.
The M235i Grand Coupe will also get the newly developed mechanical Torsen limited-slip differential as standard, which creates a locking effect between the front wheels.
Performance versions of the Gran Coupe will feature BMW’s ARB (near-actuator wheel slip limitation) from the i3s. ARB uses a slip controller positioned directly in the engine control unit rather than in the control unit for the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system.
The change eliminates long signal paths, meaning the information is relayed three times quicker, while the driver perceives wheel slip being brought under control up to ten times faster.
The world premiere of the 2 Series Gran Coupe will take place at the Los Angeles motor show in November 2019.
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