The new Mercedes CLA rival, the 2-Series Gran Coupe is categorized under the 3-Series since 2020. However, unlike the 1-Series sedan, the model is offered in various markets, especially in Canada and in the United States. It’s superbly elegant and clearly performant. The Germans know how to do things in the right order when it comes to launching new entry level sedans and continuing their long tradition of luxury cars.
BMW Ste-Agathe in the heart of the Laurentians, near Saint-Jovite, Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Jérôme, introduces us to the new 2-Series, which has been an ongoing success since its release in 2020.
THE 2-SERIES BMW: A MUST!
First of all, the 2-Series Gran Coupe is mounted on the UKL front-wheel-drive platform of the German company in Bavaria. A choice that may attract a lot of criticism, but the automaker has previously stated that the car offers “BMW’s driving pleasure”.
More specifically, the 2-Series Gran Coupe is a new car, based on a front-wheel drive architecture. Thus, even though the 2-Series is available in two models, they are in fact two different cars, but the choice is more limited for Canada.
For example, the 2-Series is available with all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. However, engine power will vary depending on the price. In the 228i xDrive model, the engine generates 228 horsepower and 258 pounds of torque. In the 335i xDrive version, it produces 301 horsepower!
The turbocharged engine works wonders with the 8-speed automatic transmission. It really feels like she is able to extract every last bit of the 301 horsepower from this sedan engine. You’ll be amazed by the quick acceleration (0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds) and the smooth city driving. With the 2-Series, you get the best of both worlds… for sure.
But what’s most appealing about this car is the purity of its steering. More often than ever, we’re having power-assisted cars, cars that we no longer really drive, but rather cars that listen to us when they think it’s safe for them to do so.
Furthermore, the pictures show that the car for 2021 has a prominent grille coupled with slender headlights. We also notice an aggressive front bumper with large air intakes.
The sporty look continues with the 2-Series Gran Coupe’s dynamic design, sloping roofline, sleek body line and elegant rear end with an integrated spoiler.
Inside, you instantly recognize the German signature, with the 2-Series’ design, both exterior and interior, the quality of the finish, the implementation of driver assistance technologies, everything is there to make you want to drive a real BMW. For example, we are entitled to the most advanced version of the infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, the Harman Kardon audio system. You can even activate this infotainment system by moving your hands in front of the screen, or even call out “Hello BMW”, as if to wink at its rival, Mercedes-Benz.
In addition, the road handling of the 2-Series Gran Coupe 2021 is exceptional, and we are weighing our words. The chassis is extremely rigid, and thanks to the xDrive all-wheel drive system, you can make a lot of driving mistakes that would have sent you to the hospital a few years ago, without even realizing it.
It should be noted that the sporty suspension is also very smooth, as the car remains ultra-comfortable, even on damaged roads.
In short, the 2021 BMW 2-Series adds teeth to the act and has a distinctly sporty look.
BMW STE-AGATHE: THE RIGHT DEALERSHIP FOR YOU!
In the luxury vehicle market, BMW Ste-Agathe in the heart of the Laurentians, near Saint-Jovite, Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Jérôme, excels by its outstanding service, its dedicated and talented team, its unbeatable prices and its advantageous financing solutions. The people at BMW Ste-Agathe take the time to listen, suggest the best options and guide you through your final choice. Come and meet our passionate staff today to discover the 2021 2-Series.