The only seven-seater that handles and performs like a BMW


A recent styling refresh (in line with its sibling the Active Tourer) has endowed the Gran Tourer with new front and rear bumpers, a larger grille, new air intakes and new LED fog lights. There’s also a wider range of exterior finishes, with a choice of 13 colours, plus some new alloy wheel designs and new ways to personalise your car. Inside, the Grand Tourer’s extra 202mm in length compared with the Active Tourer provides room for up to seven, with a fold-down third row of seating. When the back row is not in use, the rear seat bench both folds 40:40:60 and slides back for extra legroom. Alternatively, there’s up to 1820 litres of luggage space with all seats folded.

BMW 2 Series Range


If you prefer petrol power then you have a choice of the 218i three-cylinder powertrain with 140hp and the four-cylinder 190hp 220i. Alternatively the fuel-efficient diesel options include the three-cylinder 116hp 216d and the four-cylinder 150hp 218d and 190hp 220d. Top for economy is the 216d diesel which achieves 64.2mpg; the 220i is the most economical of the petrol engines with 47.9mpg, as well as being the fastest with a 0-62mph time of just 7.8 seconds. All these models are front-drive, but if you need the extra traction of all-wheel drive the 220d xDrive is available in Sport, Luxury and M Sport Trim levels, and delivers 0-62mph in 8.0 seconds with 57.6 combined mpg. All engines benefit from a friction-reducing machining technique, and diesel models get a selective catalytic reduction system that uses AdBlue to reduce NOx emissions.


Every model features a 6.5in screen running the latest BMW iDrive infotainment system. The screen can also be upgraded in size to 8.8in, and can incorporate connected services including real-time traffic information, wireless charging for your mobile phone and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring. Several of the more popular options are available bundled together as Packs, including the Comfort Pack, Tech Pack, Vision Pack and Driver Pack.


Standard safety equipment includes Cruise Control with braking function, which can be upgraded to Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go. A rain sensor with automatic headlamp activation ensures you’re seen in poor weather conditions, LED foglights come as standard and the optional Driving Assistant includes City Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning and Preventive Pedestrian Protection.


 If you’re resigned to accepting a utilitarian people carrier as a trade-off for accommodating up to seven people, the 2 Series Gran Tourer could come as a pleasant surprise. Unlike seven-seat SUVs it’s manoeuvrable and agile in town, and BMW’s performance heritage shines out on the open road.

Dimensions (218i)
Vehicle length 4556 mm / 179.4 in
Vehicle Width 2038 mm / 80.2 in
Vehicle Height 
1647 mm / 64.8 in
Wheelbase 2690 mm / 105.9 in
Unladen weight (DIN) 1425 kg / 3141 lb

Engine Cylinders 3
​Engine Capacity​1499 cc
Max Torque 220 nm @ 1250 rpm
Max Power 100 kW @ 4400 rpm
Top Speed 127 mph
Acceleration 0-62 mph / 9.8 sec
Combined cycle 51.4 - 53.3 mpg
Urban cycle 41.5 - 43.5 mpg
CO2 123 - 129 g/km


  • Large air inlets with chrome frames
  • LED fog lights with matt black accent trim
  • Oxide Silver interior trim strips
  • Bluetooth hands-free facility with USB audio interface and Bluetooth audio streaming
  • BMW Navigation with Real Time Traffic Information
  • Cruise control with braking function


  • Kidney grille with ten extra-wide High-gloss Black fronted vertical slats
  • 40:20:40 electrically split-folding rear seat with 60:40 manually sliding bench
  • Sport automatic transmission, eight-speed (220d / 220d xDrive)
  • 17" Double-spoke style 549 alloy wheels
  • Sport seats, driver and front passenger
  • Exclusive Sport Cloth/Sensatec upholstery
  • Interior trim strips in high-gloss black


  • Chrome details in the double kidney grille, front air inlets and rear accent trim
  • High-quality Dakota leather with perforation interior trim
  • Interior trim, Fineline Stream wood with Pearl Chrome finisher
  • Door sill finishers with the BMW logo
  • Optional Panoramic glass roof


  • High-gloss black sporty accents
  • M Aerodynamics package and M Sport suspension
  • M Sport multi-function leather steering wheel with speed limiting function
  • 18" Double-spoke style 486 M light alloy wheels
  • No-cost option black Dakota leather sport seats with perforations and refined blue accents
  • Optional Estoril Blue metallic paintwork

2 Series Gran Tourer 360° View