Would you fancy a BMW 2 Series Touring?

2 Series, Interesting | October 28th, 2019 by 10
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Now that the 2 Series Gran Coupe is out, the question is whether BMW is willing to further develop another niche model on this basis. The most obvious candidate would be a Touring version born out of the F44 2 Series. The new BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe is decisively aim at fighting the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Building up on the styling of the new 1 Series, the new 2 Series Gran Coupe is coming fully armed to battle its arch-rival – the CLA. The four-door coupe from the brand with the three pointed star is not just a standalone, baby CLS, but it also got a quite practical and attractive sibling: the Shooting Break variant (X118).

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So, what if BMW would give it a second thought and surprise us with a proper Touring variant for its brand new 2 Series Gran Coupe? Even though wagon sales are a bit sluggish across the world, in the European markets they are quite popular. If the Merc recipe works in this case, why wouldn’t it for BMW as well?

A possible 2 BMW 2 Series Touring could display an overall streamlined exterior shape with a high side window and a longer roof extending towards the rear. The tradition of BMW touring models is quite rich and the Munich-based carmaker really knows how create a handsome station wagon.

In the case of the 2 Series Touring, body parts such as the front fascia or rear-end visual treatment shouldn’t differ from the gran coupe choice. Surely, the Touring version would flaunt its distinctive aura and cater to a much broader audience. Besides that, the overall practicality, the increased cabin space and the improved rear visibility could be the decisive acquisition points, let alone the exterior design.

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The perspective of a frameless-door Touring with a cool and mind blowing silhouette reminiscent of a coupe is rather mouth-watering, to say.

But will that be appealing to the consumer in a market that mainly caters to SUV lovers?

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