Rumor: BMW Approves 2 Series Four Door Gran Coupe

For years there have been rumors of a four door 1 and now 2 Series. The idea is simple – stretch the chassis to accommodate for two more doors and a vastly expanded potential market. As seen with the early success of the Mercedes CLA, there’s a huge opportunity for a $30k four door german premium car. Like because of this success BMW has reportedly approved production of the 2 Series Gran Coupe four door. It’s an interesting move and in our eyes the right one.


With the 1 and 2 Series both becoming front wheel drive in their next generations (around 2020 for the 2 Series) this may have been BMW’s last chance to introduce a small rear wheel drive sedan. If this rumor proves true (and it comes from über insider Scott26) it’s a huge sigh of relief for the enthusiast who have been waiting for a long time for exactly this kind of car from BMW.

As we’ve previously reported, we expect a late 2015 introduction for the car.

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  • Andy Subbiondo

    Looks nice but this Gran Coupe monniker is silly, it’s a four door sedan.

    • CJ

      I don’t care what’s called just excited it’s coming!

  • rick longino

    A wise decision, for those of us unhappy with the 3-series belly-creep. Now all they need to do is update colors and interior colors with this new car. Give us Saddle (with Sport); give us Cinnamon. Give us some good exterior color options. Learn from Audi, which has grabbed huge market share in my wealthy area.

  • JRobUSC

    Not sure how that applies, really, since the 2-Series coupe already starts at $3k more than the CLA and A3 sedan, and the 2GC will cost more than the 2 Coupe, not less. What BMW needs to do is hurry up with the new Mini-based front wheel/all wheel drive 1-Series sedan. Benz sold almost 5k CLA’s last month. They’re giving them away on leases. If BMW really wants to win the volume war (and by the way, I HATE that they do) then the only way they’re going to is by getting that car out sooner than later.

  • Frank Granados

    This car seems to me like a reasonable “Upgrade” path from the E90 3-series. This could perhaps be my next BMW.