BMW excels at catering to specific niche markets, the Gran Coupé is based on the 2 Series Coupé which until now has only been available as a two-door menace.
by SHAWN DONOVAN BRETT
*Prices accurate at the time of publishing – Gay Pages Winter / Spring 2020 Edition 96
The additional doors allow you to experience the sultry sportiness it has maintained, but with more friends and family.
The 2 Series has a much bolder presence with the larger kidney grilles and snarling air intakes and the extra length allows for a less-rushed and more elegant silhouette than its divided sibling.
Attention to detail has been paid on the interior, the plush soft touch dashboard, brushed metal finishes and slim digital instrument cluster all elevate the upmarket feel.
The lively turbo petrol engine is harnessed by the all-wheel drive system which assists in keeping the sprint happy hooligan pointing the right way.
The Sport driving mode not only quickens the gearbox and throttle response, but it gives the exhaust note a throaty baritone charm.
In the M235i, the power flows through an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with an integrated Torsen limited-slip differential standard. With the optional active cruise package, the transmission will gather information from the navigation system and cruise control sensors to “see” the road conditions ahead and make sure it’s always in the best gear for the situation that includes dropping into a lower gear when it senses a twisty section of road ahead.