The BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer has officially been unveiled as the “world’s first premium compact model to offer up to seven seats”, and is the second front-wheel drive vehicle from BMW built on the new UKL architecture.
Powerful presence and significant increase in spaceActing as a larger sister model to the recently introduced 2-Series Active Tourer, the Gran Tourer offers ample space and a generous luggage compartment that can be extended to 805 litres from 645 litres. This rises to an impressive 1905 litres of load space with the rear-seat backrests folded down. The standard-fitted fore-aft sliding rear seat bench ensures maximum variability with a 40:20:40-split backrest that folds down at the press of a button – which allows three child seats to be fitted.
Five newly developed turbo enginesThe 2-Series Gran Tourer will be available with five newly developed turbo engines with three and four-cylinders, as well as a standard six-speed manual and optional eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Petrol units include a 1.5-litre three cylinder producing 100 kW and 220 Nm in the 218i and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with 141 kW and 280 Nm in the 220i. While the diesel range includes a 1.5-litre three cylinder delivering 85 kW and 270 Nm in the 216d and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that serves up 110 kW and 330 Nm in the 218d and 140 kW and 400 Nm in the four-wheel drive 220d xDrive, which is available in automatic guise only.
In addition, the 2-Series Gran Tourer lineup will feature a full range of advanced technology systems including BMW’s EfficientDynamics and ConnectedDrive systems. Also available will be Traffic Jam Assistant that assists the driver in accelerating, braking and staying in the lane in bumper-to-bumper traffic.