BMW UK is hosting this week the media launch of the new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. BMW UK shows the new family van in two strong metallic finishes, Flamenco Red and Mediterranean Blue, and in the classic Alpine White with M Sport package.
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In addition to the standard version, the new BMW F46 2 Series Gran Tourer is available in a further four model variants: Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport. The exterior dimensions are: 4,556 x 1,800 x 1,608 mm (179.3 inches long, 70.9 inches wide and 63.3 inches tall). A mere 214 millimeters longer and 53 millimeters higher than the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, the new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer provides a further significant increase in space thanks to its long wheelbase, measuring 2,780 millimeters. BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer offers ample space and a generous luggage compartment that can be extended in capacity from 645 to 805 liters (67.3 cubic feet).
The optional third row of seats for two can be completely lowered into the loading floor.
The F46 Gran Tourer is powered by three- and four-cylinder engines. Gasoline engines are found in the 218i (3-cylinder, 134 hp) and the 220i (4-cylinder, 189 hp). Diesel fans can choose between the 114 hp 216d (3-cylinder), the 148 hp 218d (4-cylinder), and the 220d xDrive (4-cylinder, 187 hp). The engines are matted to a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.
BMW only offers the xDrive in the 220d model.
Like all BMW M Sport Packages, the one found on the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer comes with M aerodynamics parts, like the modified aprons and sills. Large air intakes shape the front bumper and the kidney grille is painted in high-gloss black. At the rear, a contrasting diffuser emphasizes the width of the vehicle while the tailpipe trims in high gloss chrome complete the sporty look.
The sporty package, in addition to the 17 or 18 inch wheels, include the BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, the M sports suspension and numerous M elements for the interior.
Inside, the M Sport package features sports seats, sports steering wheel, M shifter and a seat cover fabric, and Alcantara with blue accents.
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