2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe: FWD/AWD challenger to CLA

The new 2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe is the company’s competitor for the Mercedes-Benz CLA, and like its competitor it has a FWD/AWD platform.

It’s not the first FWD/AWD sedan from BMW, there’s already a 1-Series sedan for China. The new 1-Series hatch and sedan, 2-Series Gran Coupe, X1 and X2 are all based on the UKL FWD/AWD platform shared with Mini.

At launch there will be three powertrains for Europe (218i, M235i xDrive and 220d), and two for the US (228i xDrive and M235i xDrive).

  • 218i: 1.5L turbo I3 with 103kW (140hp), 220Nm (162 lb-ft), 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT
  • 228i xDrive: 2L turbo I4 with 170kW (228hp), 350Nm (258 lb-ft), 8-speed auto
  • M235i xDrive: 2L turbo I4 with 225kW (306hp), 450Nm, 8-speed auto
  • 220d: 2L turbo-diesel I4 with 140kW (190hp), 400Nm, 8-speed auto


Length: 4,526mm | 178.2″
Width: 1,800mm | 70.9″
Height: 1,420mm | 55.9″
Wheelbase: 2,670mm | 105.1″
Trunk space: 430L | 15.2 cu-ft