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The BMW 2 Series Coupé and Gran Coupé are not the same

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If you’ve been looking for BMW 2 Series models and noticed two vastly different styles, don’t worry. For inexplicable reasons, two-door and four-door BMW 2 Series models do not share the same platform. In fact, they don’t even share the same powertrain. The BMW 2 Series Coupé and Gran Coupé are related in name only, so be careful when choosing which one to take home.

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Comparison of the performance options of the BMW 2 Series Coupé and Gran Coupé

Under the hood, the latest BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé models come with one of two turbocharged four-cylinder engines. The base kit gives you 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the M235i produces 301 horses. BMW’s xDrive all-wheel drive is standard in the M235i, but it’s the base model that’s really disappointing. Offered as front-wheel drive, the 228i Gran Coupé doesn’t even feel like a proper BMW. Instead, it feels like an econobox with some luxury cabin upgrades. Hardly an experience befitting “The Ultimate Driving Machine”.