BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer spotted

Spy Photos | January 20th, 2015 by 8
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The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer F46 will be presented in a few weeks at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show 2015 and will come …

The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer F46 will be presented in a few weeks at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show 2015 and will come to the market a few weeks later. The seven seater 2 Series was spotted in China providing a good impression of the final roofline and window graphics at the rear of the vehicle.

Just like the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer F45, the longer Gran Tourer is based on the flexible UKL architecture for front wheel drive vehicles, and especially at the front, the two vans are visually very close together.

Thanks to a longer wheelbase and less sloping roof line, the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer offers much more space in the rear – so much that on request a third row of seats can be installed. If the seats are not needed, they can be folded to save space.

bmw 2 series gran tourer image

bmw 2 series gran tourer

Engines and transmissions will be shared with his little brother, so expect a combination of three-and four-cylinder engines. Remains to be seen whether the family van will also be offered as a plug-in hybrid.

[Source: auto.sohu.com]

8 responses to “BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer spotted”

  1. mckillio says:

    I still don’t understand why this and the Active Tourer are in the 2 series and not the 1 series but hopefully this is more successful than the R class.

    • Horatiu B. says:

      I think it’s all about marketing. It’s a larger car than 1 Series.

      • mckillio says:

        That kind of makes sense but before this the even number vehicles are coupes (or coupe style) and the odd number vehicles are sedans and the 6 isn’t bigger than the 5 (it’s smaller) and the 4 is technically bigger than the 3 but only by an inch here and a half an inch there. I think it causes confusion.

      • Matt Stokes says:

        I’d agree it’s about marketing. I think it was done to position the 2AT against the Mercedes B class (instead of the A-Class), and if I was being cynical, I’d suggest that BMW were hoping that some of the 2-er coupe’s sporty image would rub off on it.

        The R-class was twice the price, and therefore not only had a smaller market, but was competing against “soccer mom” SUV’s. I personally quite liked the R-class.

  2. mckillio says:

    I still don’t understand why this and the Active Tourer are in the 2 series and not the 1 series but hopefully this is more successful than the R class.

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