BMW’s latest in an onslaught of new car reveals is a four-door 2 Series sedan called the Gran Coupe. It’s a mishmash of design cues borrowed from other products in the Bavarian stable.

See that low-sung and curved roof? It’s the mark of a Gran Coupe, the company’s fusion of practicality, sporting intent and emotionally charged styling. If you think you’ve seen the guppy-eyed front styling before, it’s because it mirrors the new Z4 and the new 1 Series hatch, with which it shares the same front-wheel drive platform. Principal models, the 218i and 220d are front pushers but the top-of-the-pile M235i is underpinned by BMW xDrive all-wheel drive. ..

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