2020 BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe Chases Mercedes Downmarket

Built on a Mini platform, BMW’s new 2020 2-series Gran Coupe enters the entry luxury space in the mold of the Mercedes CLA-class.

If it weren’t for the piles of money on the line, there would be something rather childish about German automakers and their never-ending match game. As they busy themselves inventing new niches and body styles, BMW and Mercedes-Benz keep one eye on ensuring that the other carmaker doesn’t have anything in its portfolio without a direct competitor. So it doesn’t surprise us that BMW now has an entry-level four-door built on a transverse-engine Mini platform so much as it surprises us that the company took so long to come up with a response to Mercedes-Benz’s CLA.

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