BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer

With the new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer, BMW has carved out yet another new vehicle segment. With its generous space, versatility and groundbreaking flexibility, the BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer is the world's first premium compact model to offer up to seven seats and fully meet the mobility requirements of young families.

Lined up for market launch: five turbo engines and all-wheel drive

Five newly developed turbo engines with three and four cylinders (85 kW/116 hp to 141 kW/192 hp, fuel consumption combined: 6.4-3.9 l/100 km [44.1-72.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 149-104 g/km) team up with the unique BMW EfficientDynamics package of measures to guarantee a unique driving experience that couples sporty dynamics with maximum efficiency and the lowest CO2 emissions in the segment. The only vehicle in the premium compact class to offer up to seven seats, the BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer will be available with all-wheel drive right from market launch.

2016 BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer Front Angle

The assistance systems and information and entertainment options available under the umbrella of BMW ConnectedDrive enhance both driving safety and convenience. Take the Head-Up Display, for example, which projects all relevant information directly into the driver's field of view, or the Traffic Jam Assistant that helps the driver accelerate, brake and stay in lane.

Entertainment on the move for children as well

Thanks to the new "myKIDIO" app (initially available in Germany only), long journeys can be fun even for younger passengers. The app makes its debut in the BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer and provides appropriate content for children and families - e.g. feature films, series, audio books and audio plays - on tablets such as the Apple iPad to keep rear passengers entertained. The driver or front passenger remains in complete control of the content being played: the app is easily operated via the iDrive Controller and Control Display as soon as the mobile device is connected to the car. At this point the "myKIDIO" app enables the control and release of age-appropriate content on the hooked-up tablets, turning long-distance drives into an enjoyable experience even for children. The Control Display shows what the children are watching on their tablet at any time, while the kids in the rear can also use the BMW Kids Cockpit to check out information relevant to the journey (e.g. time of arrival, speed and outside temperature) in a simple and fun way.

Four model variants for further individualisation

In addition to the standard version, the new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer is available in a further four model variants. The Advantage model offers enhanced functionality over the standard model, including, among other features, two-zone automatic air conditioning, Park Distance Control at the rear, Cruise Control with Braking function and a multifunctional steering wheel. The Sport Line model accentuates the sporting aspect with exclusive exterior specifications, special light-alloy wheels and sports seats, while the Luxury Line highlights its exclusivity with chrome applications, select lightalloys and leather appointments. Beyond these, the M Sport model comes with a choice of the M Aerodynamics package, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line, M leather steering wheel and M Sport seats, among other features.

Design - Functionality fused with dynamic allure

In true BMW tradition, the new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer with its unique space-functional concept reveals its attributes at first glance. A long wheelbase and high roofline already point to the generous space that awaits in the interior. Precise lines, meanwhile, lend the BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer a stretched look and endow it with a particularly dynamic flavour. As a result, from whichever angle you look at it, the vehicle exudes a sporty, elegant and at the same time functional appearance with a high recognition factor.

2016 BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer Rear Angle

Extensive, premium, individual

In addition to the standard version, the new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer can be further customised by choosing from four other model variants that each place their own particular slant on the vehicle - Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport - as well as from a host of options for adding individual touches both inside and out. Whereby the new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer already comes generously appointed with features for enhanced functionality, driving safety and comfort even in standard guise.

To ensure supreme everyday usability and maximum versatility, the standard specification of the new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer includes a sliding rear seat that folds down flat and also allows up to three child seats to be fitted. Practicality is given a further boost by the foldable luggage compartment floor, bottle holders in all four doors, stowage compartments under the front and rear seats, plus an array of other storage facilities. A third row of seats, which disappears out of sight underneath the luggage compartment floor when not in use, as well as a folding passenger seat are available as options.

BMW 220i Gran Tourer: high-performance four-cylinder petrol unit

Thanks to high peak output, spontaneous throttle response and high pulling power, the four-cylinder petrol engine already familiar from the Active Tourer helps the BMW 220i Gran Tourer achieve supreme performance coupled with fuel efficiency (fuel consumption combined: 6.4-6.2 l/100 km [44.1-45.6 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 149-144 g/km). The 2.0-litre inline unit has its peak output of 141 kW/192 hp on tap from 5,000 rpm, while peak torque is available between 1,250 and 4,600 rpm. A sporty performance curve propels the BMW 220i Gran Tourer from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 223 km/h (138 mph).

BMW 218i Gran Tourer: agile three-cylinder petrol engine

The BMW 218i Gran Tourer (fuel consumption combined: 5.5-5.1 l/100 km [51.4-55.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 127-119 g/km) is driven by an extremely compact and lightweight three-cylinder petrol engine. Thanks to BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, it impresses with high performance and exemplary efficiency. Ensuring maximum running smoothness throughout the engine speed range are a balancer shaft and the combination - rare in this class - of a dual-mass flywheel and centrifugal pendulum absorber. The 1.5-litre three-cylinder unit develops 100 kW/136 hp from 4,400 rpm. Peak torque of 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) is already available from 1,250 rpm and can be increased to 230 Nm (169 lb-ft) for short periods by using the overboost function. The BMW 218i Gran Tourer with six-speed manual gearbox accelerates from from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.5 seconds. Top speed is 205 km/h (127 mph).

BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer: diesel power and all-wheel drive

The top performer in the engine line-up comes in the shape of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel powering the new BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer (fuel consumption combined: 5.1-4.9 l/100 km [55.4-57.6 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 133-128 g/km). With a peak output of 140 kW/190 hp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) at 1,750 rpm, this BMW Gran Tourer offers extremely dynamic propulsion. This diesel model, moreover, is the only vehicle in the premium compact segment with up to seven seats and comes with all-wheel drive as standard. BMW xDrive distributes power to all four wheels as required, thus optimising traction and driving stability in all road and weather conditions. This intelligent all-wheeldrive system also improves cornering dynamics for the BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer. The torquey diesel completes the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) dash in just 7.6 seconds and effortlessly accelerates all the way to 218 km/h (135 mph).

2016 BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer Interior

BMW 218d Gran Tourer: pulling power plus fuel efficiency

The BMW 218d Gran Tourer (fuel consumption combined: 4.5-4.3 l/100 km [62.8-65.7 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 119-114 g/km) is likewise driven by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel. This unit is distinguished by its refinement and high power output combined with high levels of efficiency and economy. The new BMW 218d Gran Tourer develops a maximum output of 110 kW/150 hp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm, taking this Gran Tourer from standstill to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.3 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 205 km/h (127 mph).

BMW 216d Gran Tourer: extremely frugal three-cylinder diesel

The 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine in the new BMW 216d Gran Tourer (fuel consumption combined: 4.2-3.9 l/100 km [67.3-72.4 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 111-104 g/km) sets impressive standards, yet again corroborating the leading position of BMW diesel technology in terms of efficiency. Featuring a balancer shaft, dual-mass flywheel and centrifugal pendulum absorber, the BMW 216d Gran Tourer diesel develops 85 kW/116 hp at 4,000 rpm and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque from as low as 1,750 rpm, taking it to a top speed of 192 km/h (119 mph) and from rest to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.1 seconds. With average fuel consumption of 4.2-3.9 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (67.3- 72.4 mpg imp ) and commensurately low CO2 emissions of 111 to 104 grams per kilometre, the BMW 216d Gran Tourer is the most economical, environmentally friendly and efficient vehicle in its class.

Further drive variants from summer: BMW 220d Gran Tourer and BMW 216i Gran Tourer

BMW will this year be adding further engines and an extra drive variant to the engine portfolio of the new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer. The BMW 216i will be launched as the entry-level petrol engine, while the BMW 220d Gran Tourer is set to join the line-up as a front-wheel-drive variant with manual or automatic transmission.

Personalisation: LED door projectors and light-alloy wheels

The new LED door projectors make getting in and out of the car an extraspecial experience as soon as darkness starts to fall. When the doors are opened, the LEDs project a graphic onto the floor next to the vehicle that is produced using an interchangeable slide. The choice of designs includes the BMW logo, the BMW wordmark, the M logo and the xDrive logo. The LED door projectors replace the standard courtesy lights and offer an attractive means of personalising the car while providing exactly the same safety and convenience. The 19-inch cast-aluminium wheels with turbine styling and a bi-colour finish are one inch wider in diameter than the wheels available as optional extras and lend the exterior added flair.

All Original BMW Accessories products meet the same high standards as the BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer itself in terms of their design, quality and safety.

Source: BMW

Gallery: BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer (2016)