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.
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.
|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 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|
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