Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Driven: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Sport Line Diesel

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After road testing the diesel M-Sport, some time, the Sport line variant wa launched. Mechanically, the same, but BMW did let us spent time with this car. Let’s find what it has to offer. For the full review though, the road test is already live. The cabin of the 2 Series Gran Coupe boasts a combination of perfect 8 series gran coupe inspired design high quality, practicality and ergonomics. We spent time with this variant to tell you all about it. Despite being an entry-level car, BMW hasn’t been stingy with its quality and features. Everything feels high-class here, textures ooze luxury, and the overall snob value of the cabin is high even as it lacks the drama and fizz of some other racy designs.

The floating touchscreen is a responsive unit and although it’s one generation old, the interface is well-supported by the iDrive control of the car. In fact, using iDrive is so intuitive that one does need not to reach the touchscreen to operate the unit. The use of the light-coloured white leather upholstery makes the cabin feel roomier although it’s prone to smudges and soiling. The driver seat is electrically adjustable and it comes with a memory function for added advantage.

The doors are frameless and although once seated you’ll feel comfortable, making ingress-egress is not among the smooth affairs in this car. You have to couch down to get into the low-slung seats but once fully settled, the cabin wraps snugly around the occupants.

The space at the rear seat can be best described as average and fitting three here will be a squeeze. The scooped-out roof helps to liberate more headroom for the passengers although the low-slung posture and short under-thigh support might interfere with the overall comfort of rear occupants. Thankfully, the provision of a two-pane sunroof and rear quarter glass alleviates the lack of space inside the cabin. However, when it comes to the boot space BMW 2-series Gran Coupe scores impressively well with its 430-liter trunk which is bigger than the 395-liter available on the Mercedes-Benz A-class. The layout of the boot is very practical and its wide opening further adds to its practicality. What’s more the 40:20:40 rear seat split augments the boot capacity should you need to haul more luggage than the standard trunk can accommodate.

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Driving this variant made us realize what we did at the road test as well. The diesel torque and horsepower are overwhelming going through the FWD layout and everything else is typical BMW. Confident driving dynamics, great gearbox to go up and down the shifts, just about enough compliant ride quality, refinement and comfortable enough!

Available in both petrol and diesel engines, the 2 Series Gran Coupe makes for a decent buy for those who don’t want to go for higher series cars of BMW. Prospective buyers can choose from Sport Line and M Sport variants as Munich-based luxury car maker offer both variants with each engine option making it an incredible deal considering there are barely any corners cut. The BMW 360 degree package makes life even more easier with its package for sales and after sales making the BMW 2 series an ideal choice in this segment against all its rivals thanks to powerful engines over its rivals.

Mohit Soni
Mohit Sonihttps://www.thrustzone.com/
NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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