Don't be misled into thinking the 2 Series Gran Coupe is simply a four-door version of the 2 Series.
It actually rides on a completely different, less performance-oriented platform that it shares with the X1 and X2 small SUVs.
Nonetheless, it packs a healthy level of BMW DNA and will put a grin on a driver's face when the road gets twisty.
While it's an all-wheel-drive car, its front-drive-based platform only shows its limitations when the car is pushed to the limits.
The standard 228-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder delivers eager power through a responsive transmission.
Ride comfort is on the stiff side.
The rear seat is cramped and access is awkward.
Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and blind spot warning are standard.