The newly-launched BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is positioned below the 3 Series in BMW’s portfolio in India. This article is going to provide you with a comparison between the two sedans in terms of their features, specifications and prices. Read on to discover.
A new entry-level sedan from BMW, the 2 Series Gran Coupe, has recently been launched in the Indian auto market. While the new sedan will soon have to face the fierce competition from the two new rivals: the Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine and the Audi Q3, the 2-Series Gran Coupe also competes against one of its siblings, the BMW 3-Series. While the former is positioned below the latter, they bear a strong resemblance to each other as regards many aspects, which can cause headaches to customers when choosing between these two cars. To help you make a wise decision, a detailed BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe vs BMW 3 Series comparison in terms of features, specifications and prices will be provided below. Read on for more details.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been launched in the Indian auto market to become the most affordable model in the German automaker's portfolio in the country.
The BMW 3-Series measures greater than the 2 Series Gran Coupe in all aspects.
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
BMW 3 Series
The 3-Series is greater than the 2-Series Gran Coupe in length, with and height by 183 mm, 27 mm and 15 mm, respectively. Additionally, the wheelbase of the former is also longer than that of the latter by 181 mm.
Powertrains and transmission
The 2 Series Gran Coupe receives its power from a BMW TwinPower 4-cyl turbo oil burner which also serves as the power source for the 3-Series. The engine can generate 190 HP against 400 Nm and is mated to an 8-speed AT. The India-spec 3-Series is also powered by a 2.0-litre turbo gasoline burner which can produce 258 HP against 400 Nm and is coupled with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport auto. Nevertheless, while the 2 Series Gran Coupe comes with an FWD system, the 3 Series gets a standard RWD one. Both of the luxury sedans get a launch control system and different driving modes: Sport, ECOPRO and Comfort with a Sport+ driving mode exclusively offered on the 3 Series.
The BMW 3 Series comes with greater dimensions and more diverse engine options.
The 2 Series Gran Coupe is equipped with automatic headlights, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, wireless smartphone charging, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, BMW Gesture control, automatic rain wipers, automatic climate control and electrically-adjusted front seats.
The 2 Series Gran Coupe is packed with a wide range of top-notch features.
The 3 Series comes with many similar features to its sibling; however, it is also replete with many additional features which help distinguish the two cars from each other. They include hand-writing recognition and gesture control, a three-zone air conditioning system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, etc.
Priced at a higher range, the BMW 3 Series is packed with a wider range of premium features than its sibling.
As regards the safety features, both of the two sedans are equipped with a wide range of safety features which include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, BMW Condition Based Service, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Cornering Brake Control, Electronic Differential Lock Control, etc. Noteworthily, the 2 Series Gran Coupe also comes with Pedestrian protection with Active Bonnet and Attentive Assistance which analyses the driver’s behaviour and recommends the time to take a break in the control display.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is priced between INR 39.30 lakh to INR 41.40 lakh. In the meanwhile, the diesel version of the BMW 3 Series cost from INR 41.7 lakh to INR 47.5 lakh; the petrol variants of the 3 Series is priced from INR 41.7 lakh to INR 48.50 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom). We can see that there is clear gap in the prices of the two sedans.
Despite being the most affordable model in the German luxury auto maker’s lineup, the new 2 Series Gran Coupe is packed with a number of top-notch features and is a suitable option for customers who want to enter the luxury car segment but are not on a loose budget. On the other hand, the BMW 3 Series, with larger dimensions and more diverse engine options, proves to be an ideal choice for anyone who is on a quite loose budget and wants a sedan with amber car space.