The first true BMW seven-seater, 2 Series Gran Tourer, launched in France last week. BMW France shows the new family van in two metallic finishes, Flamenco Red and Mediterranean Blue, and in the classic Alpine White.
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.
BMW’s F46 2 Series Gran Tourer is available in 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). The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer provides a further significant increase in space, compared to the 2 Series Active Tourer, 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.
On the back seat of the Gran Tourer, up to three child seats can be attached side-by-side, and the middle seat can be positioned in the opposite direction of travel. When the kids are a bit older, they can take a seat in the third row of seats.
The series Gran Tourer shares its exterior styling with the Active Tourer through to the trailing edges of its front door. Its silhouette differs dramatically from traditional rear-wheel drive BMW models, with a short bonnet and heavily angled windscreen.
Inside, the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer uses the same dashboard and buttons as the ActiveTourer – alongside which it will be produced at BMW’s factory in Leipzig, Germany.
Prices start at 28,650 euros.