Originally Posted by Sedan_Clan
This GC stuff just doesn't make any sense to me at all.
probably because you aren't paying attention to the market place.
the 2 series gran coupe will compete with the Mercedes CLA which is out now, as well as competitors from Audi and other marques.
Putting any confusion/unwilligness to understand the Naming convention aside, what BMW needs in the US market is a compact 4 door sedan (ala the E36 and E36 M3). The 2 series gran coupe and eventual M2 gran coupe will be exactly that replacement. Should sell like hotcakes in the US where buyers have been pining for an E36 M3 replacement. A car that is an M car, with 4 doors, and weights about 3200-3300 lbs instead of the 3500-3600 or more that the E90/E92 and the F30 models weigh.