The rumored BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is rendered once again. In 2014, BMW plans to launch a four-door coupe version of the upcoming 2 Series Coupe. The niche model aims to compete with similar offerings from Mercedes (CLA) and Audi (A3 sedan). The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe will offer to customers the sleekness and design of a coupe with the practicality of a small sedan.

The exterior design is based on the 2 Series Coupe and Convertible models, but with a slightly longer platform to accommodate the sleek roof line and increased size. The 2 Series Gran Coupe is said to sport short overhangs at the front and rear with a coupe-like profile all around. Because of the stretch to accommodate a slightly lengthened platform, the elongated roofline is lower, more rounded.

Rendering: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

Rendering by Autobild

With a smaller footprint and lower weight, the 2 Series Gran Coupe could carry under the hood a variety of different engines, from four-cylinder diesel and petrol units to equivalent six-cylinder powerplants. e car will retain the rear-wheel drivetrain while the engines will be matted to a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmissions.

Market launch time? Either late 2014 or early 2015.

By Horatiu Boeriu. Read Bio