BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer front three quarters left

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer minivan revealed; offers up to seven seats

February 11, 2015
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A new version of the BMW 2-Series has been officially revealed – the BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer. The company says that it has carved out yet another new vehicle segment with the 2-Series Gran Tourer being the “world’s first premium compact model to offer up to seven seats”. The 2-Series Gran Tourer is not a completely new car; it’s essentially a larger version of the 2-Series Active Tourer.

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer rear three quarters left

The 2-Series Gran Tourer gets longer rear doors, a higher roof and a revised rear end. The compact family vehicle measure 4,556 mm long, 1,800 mm wide and 1,608 mm high. The standard 645 litres luggage space capacity can be extended to 805 litres. Optional third-row seats can be accessed by sliding rear seat bench – with a 40:20:40-split backrest that folds down at the press of a button. With rear seats folded down, the Gran Tourer offers more than generous, 1,905 litres of load space.

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer cargo space

The 2-Series Gran Tourer will be launched in the market with a choice of five newly developed turbocharged engines. Power output, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of these three- and four-cylinder engines will range from 85 kW/116 hp to 141 kW/192 hp, 6.4-3.9 l/100 km and 149-104 g/km respectively. The BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer will feature an all-wheel drive drivetrain right from the market launch.

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer tablet mount

The 2-Series Gran Tourer will host the commercial debut of the “myKIDIO” app which features films, series, audio books and audio plays for children and families, to keep children and families entertained during long-distance drives. The myKIDIO app can be operated via the iDrive Controller and Control Display as soon as the mobile device is connected to the car.

The control of this app remains completely in the hands of the driver and front passenger. The Control Display keeps the driver informed of what the children are watching on their tablet. The driver can focus on the driving without having to answer questions like time of arrival which kids usually keep disturbing by asking frequently; the BMW Kids Cockpit in the rear will allow kids to checkout information relevant to the journey, such as, time of arrival, speed and outside temperature. Initially the app will be available in German only.

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer dashboard

Over the standard version, the 2-Series Gran Tourer range comprises of four trim-levels. The Advantage model adds features like Cruise Control with Braking function, Park Distance Control, multifunction steering wheel and dual-zone automatic air conditioning to the standard version. The Sport Line model gets visual enhancements with exclusive exterior specifications including special light-alloy wheels and sports seats. The Luxury Line reflects its uniqueness with chrome trim, select light-alloys and leather used in various elements. The range-topping M Sport model offers a choice of various features seen on the BMW M models like M Aerodynamics package, M leather steering wheel, M Sport Seats and BMW Individual high-gloss Shadown Line.

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer

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4 Comments

  1. Great news letter, a better Autoweek publication. The BMW 2car G/Tourorlooks sma

  2. Great news letter, a better Autoweek publication. The BMW 2car G/Touror looks smallish in pics Sagar. Yet, it is a market segment they haven’t approached in the USA. Is it the size of a Mazda 5? Will 7 Germans fit in the car or 7 Asians? There’s a huge difference. It’s the true difference of a Japanese vehicles’ rear seat arm rest in the horizontal position, or lower seat cushion support vs. a German, American or British manufacturers’ interiors..

  3. As I ponder this vehicle, I’m reminded that only MBenz seems to have lower priced autos for sale of the Luxury Brands sold stateside. The days of the ‘get in’, low priced vehicles by BMW (IE: 318i, 320i & 2002’s are past. One can’t go down and buy a stripped out car for a commuter, racer or oldest childs’ driver. I suppose, due in part to profits, CSI returns and snob appeal. I know it’s different on the world scale. Especially, when you order a TAXI and it arrives as a 5spd, diesel MBenz, with roll-up windows and a vinyl interior. BMW has a 5car SUV, 3car SUV, a 1car body, no of which are cheap.

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