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BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe F44

Subcompact Sedan

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Product Overview

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe F44 is a subcompact sedan in production from 2019. It is available with a range of inline-3 and inline-4 engines that displaced 1.5 to 2.0 liters.
BMW has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.25 coefficient of drag to show for it. Unfortunately, the designers took some time off and delivered an ugly, FWD-based car. In comparison, Mazda and Honda make much more compelling options in this segment.
Drivers who appreciate handling should keep in mind that the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe F44 uses MacPherson front suspension, which doesn't provide the best cornering performance.


What we found

Neofiliac score 40%
  • Good 0.25 drag coefficient
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Rather ugly
  • Gran coupe nonsense
  • FWD
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found

External score 62%
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Decent handling
  • Excellent rear-seat practicality
  • Good standard equipment
  • Lacklustre handling
  • Lack of rear leg room
  • Lack of rear-seat space
  • Expensive compared to rivals
  • Not as fun to drive as rivals
  • Not the most refined

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Variants shown:
218d MT
218i 136
218i 136 MT
218i 140
218i 140 MT
220d xDrive
220i xDrive
228i xDrive
M235i xDrive

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External Reviews


Reviewer score 86% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autocar have found:
The M240i variant also features a range of aerodynamic turning vanes and splitters to reduce lift. BMW claims the new coupé has 12% more torsional rigidity and maintains 50:50 weight distribution. The car’s extra length has enabled the boot to grow to 390 litres, although space in the rear predictably remains limited.
  • Powerful engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent rear-seat practicality
  • Lack of rear leg room


Reviewer score 75% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
All Gran Coupe models come as standard in Sport trim, but for an additional £2,500 you can specify the M Sport trim. For this you get larger 18-inch M alloys, a bigger 10.25-inch central touchscreen display and Dakota leather upholstery rather than cloth. By comparison the Mercedes CLA 220d AMG Line costs £35,475 and comes with no more standard equipment than the BMW.
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good standard equipment
  • Somewhat soulless engine
  • Not the most refined


Reviewer score 67% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carwow have found:
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has a distinctive large grille and LED headlights at the front, exactly like the 1 Series. It's only in profile and at the rear that you can tell it's a 2 Series. The frameless doors and different roofline are really the biggest changes. The 1.5-litre petrol is the best all-rounder but the diesels are good for long trips. The M235i is fast but not exciting enough.
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • No swoopy roof


Reviewer score 65% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found:
The 2 Series Gran Coupe will make its public debut during the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show opening its doors on November 22. The front-wheel drive platform let BMW carve out an acceptable amount of space inside. The infotainment system looks almost exactly like the 3's, and I like the split-screen functionality.
  • Gran Coupe looks and feels like a coupe
  • Fantastic infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lack of rear-seat space
  • Not as fun to drive as rivals


  1. ^ BMW 2 Series review . [autocar].
  2. ^ New BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe 2020 review. [autoexpress].
  3. ^ BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Review. [carwow].
  4. ^ 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe prototype first drive review. [digitaltrends].