Thanks to the success of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA, BMW also decided to develop a “four-door coupe” body style in the new BMW 2 Series.

Only the BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport is available from BMW Malaysia. Priced from RM199,177 for basic warranty to RM211,367 for unlimited mileage warranty with five-years free scheduled maintenance package, a low price thanks to local-assembly by BMW Malaysia.

Thanks to the new front-wheel drive layout of the platform, the packaging inside the 2 Series is much better than the outgoing F20 BMW 118i that also served as entry to the BMW experience.

How about the power delivery of this new front-wheel drive orientation? Woon went out to put the BMW 218i Gran Coupe through its paces on some of the central region’s best bend of roads.

On the specifications sheet, the BMW 218i Gran Coupe sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds courtesy of a 140 hp/220 Nm turbocharged three-cylinder 1.5-litre engine paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Watch and enjoy the full video above for more insights on the new BMW 218i Gran Coupe M Sport and why it has become so popular on Malaysian roads.