BMW launches its second front wheel drive vehicle built using the new UKL architecture. The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer joins the 2 Series Active Tourer (five-seater) in the new family of compact vehicles.
The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is a longer version of the 2 Series Active Tourer with more space and seating for up to seven passengers. The seven-seater Gran Tourer will make its public debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show and goes on sale this summer.
A Seven Seater BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
Design and Styling :
Design wise, the 2 Series Active Tourer looks like a MPV (multi purpose vehicle) that has a premium look with its typical kidney grille and double round headlamps. The taillight form an L-shape, their two LED lights incline towards the centre to support the dynamic rear-end look.
Dimensions and Practicality :
At 4,556mm (millimetres) long, 1,800mm wide and 1,608mm tall – the new 2 Series Gran Tourer is 214mm longer and 53mm higher than the 2 Series Active Tourer upon which it based.
The has more space as it sits on a 110mm (millimetre) longer wheelbase at 2,780 mm. This means it offers plenty of passenger space.
The luggage compartment can be extended in capacity from 645 to 805 litres. To increase load space, the optional third row seats can be completely lowered in to the loading floor and it makes 1,905 litres worth of space which is significantly more than the 2 Series Active Tourer’s 468 to 1,510 litre boot capacity.
All the 2 Series Gran Tourer models come with a high quality FM/AM radio including audio streaming and a Bluetooth hands free system, the iDrive operating system, a 6.5 inch colour touch screen display and the driving experience control with ECO PRO mode as standard. BMW have ensured the 2 Series Gran Tourer comes with an electronic parking brake, a front armrest, a rain sensor with automatic headlight activation and collision warning with city as standard to boost safety.
The ‘Advantage’ model offers enhanced functionality over the standard model and benefits from a multi-functional steering wheel, cruise control with braking function, park distance control, two-zone automatic air conditioning and rear park distance control.
As the name suggests, the ‘Sport Line’ model comes with sportier features including special light alloy wheels and sports seats. While the ‘Luxury’ model adds selected light alloy wheels and a leather finishing.
The higher ‘M Sport’ model comes with a choice of the M aerodynamic package, BMW individual shadow line, M leather steering wheel and M sport seats.
The 2 Series Active Tourer will be available with a custom made new myKIDIO entertainment system which includes information like your speed, outside temperature and can answer the all important “are we there yet?”question. The app provides appropriate content for children and families and can make long journeys fun even for young passengers.
The Gran Tourer will be powered by three and four cylinder engines. Petrol engines are available in the 218i (134 hp three-cylinder) and 220i (189hp four-cylinder). The Diesel engine is available in the 216d (114 hp three-cylinder), the 218d (148hp four-cylinder), and the 220d xDrive (187 hp four-cylinder). The engines are available in a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
If you are looking to get the 2 Series Gran Tourer, you will have to wait until May 2015 before it makes public debut in Geneva Motor Show.
In interested in BMW 2 Series? Why not have a look our dedicated BMW 2 Series page here or simply call our car leasing team on 0800 458 0113 !