BMW has introduced a less expensive version of the 2 Series Gran Coupe in the US, the front-wheel drive 228i Gran Coupe. According to CarsDirect it’s priced at $36,695, including the $995 destination, which means it lowers the starting price for the 2 Series Gran Coupe by $2,000.
The front-wheel drive 2 Series is powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as the 228i xDrive Gran Coupe. The engine generates 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The front-wheel drive version is slightly more fuel efficient with a 24 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined rating. The all-wheel drive version is rated at 23/33/27 mpg.
For buyers that want more power, there’s the BMW M235i Gran Coupe, which is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 301 hp and 332 lb-ft.