BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe definitely has a front-drive layout

3 January 2019 - Autoblog

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe definitely has a front-drive layout

Spy shots show a lack of rear differential and axles

One of the big questions we had when we first laid eyes on the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe was whether the little luxury sedan would have rear-wheel drive like the real 2 Series coupe, or if it would have front-wheel drive like the 2 Series Active Tourer. The spy shots shown above give us our answer, and it's definitely going to have a front-drive setup.

Our spy photographer got photos of the mechanical bits under the rear, and there's not a differential or axles to be found. That's certainly going to be a disappointing revelation for fans of BMW's rear-drive cars, and it means that there won't be a rear-drive alternative to other subcompact luxury sedans such as the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz A-Class and CLA-Class. Still, all-wheel-drive will almost certainly be available, and BMW has demonstrated the ability to make fun front-drive cars — just look at the Mini brand.

There isn't much new to report on the exterior, except for the lighting. This example now has production-spec headlights and taillights that are typical of modern BMWs. The headlights have angular "halo" daytime running lights, and the taillights have flowing, intersecting elements under a solid red lens.

We still predict at least a year or two before we see this sedan revealed. Since it will use a front-drive layout, it's safe to assume it will only be available with four-cylinder engines so as to fit it transversely. We also have a feeling this will car be offered in the United States considering the success of the aforementioned Audi and Mercedes competitors. As such, we predict the base engine will be a version of the 2.0-liter turbo inline-4 found in the BMW X2, with smaller engines and diesel variants available in Europe. The 2.0-liter engine would be a competitive engine with 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque in X2 specification. There will probably be more potent M versions at a later date.

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