Welcome, everyone, to the new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.
Slotting into the premium compact segment like its brethren, the four-door coupe adds to the burgeoning 2 Series lineup.
It will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2019, with the worldwide launch in early 2020.
The BMW 2 Series GC sets “new accents in individuality, aesthetics and emotion” in the premium compact segment, BMW said.
It will be front-wheel drive and share parts with the new BMW 1 Series, which will debut in 2019, BMW added.
The new 1 Series will launch in September 2019 as a hatchback, and be front-wheel-drive compared with the rear-wheel-drive in the current model.
BMW is targeting “modern, urban” buyers with the new 2 Series Gran Coupe with its design-oriented styling and “dynamic charisma”.
A global model, the 2 Series GC will be launched in markets which show a “strong affinity for notchbacks”.
The current 2 Series Coupe and 2 Series Convertible were launched in July 2017, featuring sharper front-end styling, LED headlights fitted as standard, further interior upgrades and new connectivity services.
The models also offer sporty performance, courtesy of rear-wheel-drive (unique in the segment) working in tandem with efficient power-transfer systems.
More than 140,000 units of the Leipzig-built models have been delivered to customers so far.