When I first heard that BMW was making a 2 Series Gran Coupe I just assumed it was going to be a 4-door version of the current model, much like the 4 Series Gran Coupe. But it isn’t. Unlike the standard Coupe and Convertible, this one is based upon a front-wheel drive car made in the UK. The 2.0-liter turbo sits sideways, all-wheel drive is standard and sorry – you can’t get a manual transmission. But what you do get is a 2 Series with more accessible rear seats, slightly more passenger volume and a bigger trunk. And though it’s not as quick as the standard coupe it does return better mileage and delivers a longer driving range.