2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Review, Pricing, and Specs
What a difference an engine can make! The 301-horsepower M235i xDrive Gran Coupe delivers an altogether different driving experience than its 228i sibling.
The engine is a paragon of contemporary efficiency, extracting 301 horsepower and 332 ft-lbs of torque from a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engine is smooth, resonating, and highly entertaining. The eight-speed automatic transmission feeds all four wheels as though nerve endings were touching the road.
While BMW has caught a lot of flack over the M235i GrandCoupe’s styling, transverse engine layout, and front-drive platform, the car is solidly built and drives in a very ultimate driving BMW like fashion.
The overall styling has acceded some of the grace of its predecessors. The interior treatment is everything we’ve come to expect from BMW over the years, both good and bad. While the layout is logical and controls are well placed, the complexity is matched with its luxury.
Driven with an open mind, you’ll find delightful handling and confidence-inspiring stability. However, you might also find your rearview mirrors full of angry red and blue lights if you aren’t careful. This car is deceptively fast.
And I like it!
2020 BMW M235i xDrive Gran Coupe pricing and specs
Horsepower: 301 hp
MSRP: From $45,500
Curb weight: 2,605 lbs
Dimensions: 179″ L x 71″ W x 56″ H
MPG: 23 city / 32 highway
Torque: 332 lb-ft