BMW reveals 2 Series Gran Tourer

By CARSIFU | 20 March 2015

MUNICH: Meet the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer (F46), a premium compact model that offers up to seven seats for young families.

The new 2 Series Gran Tourer comes in measuring 4,556mm-long, 1,800mm-wide and 1,608mm-high with 645 - 805 litres of boot space or 1,905 litres with the rear-seat backrests folded down at the press of a button.

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Additionally, BMW says that its new GT is able to accommodate up to three child seats on the second row alone and the third row of seats can be completely lowered into the loading floor.

The front-seat backrests features fold out tables attached.

BMW is providing five turbocharged engines in either three or five cylinder configuration with 116bhp to 192bhp and an optional all-wheel drive.

The combined fuel consumption is rated from 3.9-6.4 litres per 100km and combined carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are at 104-149g/km.

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First to be made available will be the BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer all-wheel drive variant.

Features include the BMW ConnectedDrive, head-up display and traffic jam assistant that helps the driver accelerate, brake and stay in lane and the new “myKIDIO” app will debut in the 2 Series Gran Tourer for young passengers during long journeys.

The app will feature films, series, audio books and audio plays – on tablets such as the Apple iPad to keep rear passengers entertained and can be controlled via the iDrive controller and control display.

Additionally, children are also able to view information about the journey that includes time of arrival, speed and outside temperature through the BMW Kids Cockpit.

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The other four variants include the Advantage model that offers other features such as dual-zone automatic air conditioning, rear-parking sensors, cruise control with braking function and a multifunctional steering wheel.

The Sport Line model will include light-alloy wheels and sports seats, while the Luxury Line gets more chrome applications, select light-alloys and leather appointments.

Lastly, 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 others.