There are many prestigious awards in the automotive industry, and it's always a great honor to be recognized in that way. Essentially, it is a nod to the fact that the vehicle being picked out is among the best in that segment. Over the years, many BMW vehicles in the lineup have been recognized for their excellence in performance, capability, and utility. This year was no different. The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been named as one of the finalists for the 2021 Car of the Year Award handed out by Motor Trend. BMW of Freehold, located at 4225 US Highway 9 in Freehold, NJ, is here to fill you in on all the details.

Motor Trend Gushes Over the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe's Performance and Capability

At first glance, the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe certainly isn't your typical car in the BMW lineup. It has a standard front-wheel-drive platform, unlike the other cars in the BMW collection. It is also in a four-door sedan style, as opposed to its name. Despite some of these quirky differences, the experts at Motor Trend fell in love with this BMW vehicle.

They were huge fans of the BMW's strong standard engine. This BMW car is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission comes paired with this zippy engine. The 2 Series Gran Coupe comes standard in all-wheel drive, meaning that it has excellent traction in the sometimes-difficult road conditions that drivers face in this area.

Motor Trend experts also went on to praise the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 301 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. Effusive praise was also given to the handling and steering capabilities of this fun vehicle. The experts stated that the driving experience was athletic and sporty. Clearly, this is a car that could make any daily commute a fun one.

Motor Trend Enjoys the Refined Interior of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

When you purchase a vehicle, the interior probably plays a pretty big role in whether your decision. After all, you don't want to buy or lease a car if you don't find the interior comfortable or appealing. The experts at Motor Trend were quite pleased with the interior of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.

These driving aficionados mentioned that the BMW car had many nice modern touches, like Apple CarPlay®, that would appeal to people who wanted their vehicle to feel like part of the modern driving landscape. In the luxury segment, there is little from for cars that can't keep up with the expectations that people have for standard and available features.

In addition, the experts stated that they loved the refinement and luxury provided by the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe. They stated that the soft leather in the seating was quite nice and that the available premium sound system provided clear and crisp audio. Overall, the judges left feeling that this BMW vehicle offered a wonderful driving experience for those who would choose to get behind the wheel.

Buying or Leasing Your Own BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

The winner of the Motor Trend 2021 Car of the Year will be announced on November 16th, 2020. The team at BMW of Freehold, serving Freehold, Old Bridge, Howell, Toms River, and Jackson, NJ, is eagerly awaiting the results. If you are interested in learning more about the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, or in arranging a test drive, you should contact a sales team member at our dealership to get started today.

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