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2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe prototype first drive review: A compelling compact sedan

by Jasmin Billson (2020-03-17)


id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Enlarge Image BMW For one reason or another, the thought of a front-wheel-drive BMW sedan totally freaks some people out. Never mind the fact that BMW's X1 and X2 compact SUVs -- not to mention its entire Mini division -- already use front-wheel-drive architecture. To enthusiasts who have long championed BMW's commitment to rear-wheel-drive sport sedans, 안전한놀이터 this paradigm shift feels like heresy.

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In June, BMW let me sample two prototypes of its upcoming 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe, the company's first sedan (read: not actually a coupe at all) to ride on a front-drive platform. In both 228i and M235i spec, the little BMWs drive with the same sort of verve I've come to expect from the company's compact offerings. And against competitors like the Audi A3 and new Mercedes-Benz A-Class -- both of which also use FWD bones -- the new baby Bimmer makes a strong play for being the dynamic champ of the bunch.



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