BMW's 2 Series presents Gran Tourer with amazing versatility
|   Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Previously BMW had released its Active Tourer which belongs to 2 Series. Now they have decided to launch its sister model which is Gran Tourer. This model has a lot of versatility in terms of presenting a great hatchback and MPV vehicle's features. It is going to debut in Geneva's Motor Show and will start to get sold from 6 June primarily in UK.

The new Gran Tourer has five doors and enough space for seven people to seat comfortably. Its starting price is fixed to 24,175 pounds which is for the SE trim type 218i model.
However, its 220d xDrive version with M Sport trims will cost 33,885 pounds. As per the leaked photographs of this model, it is clear now that it has nice front end style similar to Active Tourer. They have changed its silhouette and didn't go for the old rear wheeled drive option. There is a shorter bonnet with big windscreen angled to give provide great cab forwarding ability.

Ian Robertson, the Marketing Chief of BMW told to media that company expects the upcoming Gran Tourer of Series 2 to be more attractive than its rivals. He believes that this single model is enough to bring more customers to their family. Active Tourer got a record percentage of customers which is around 60 to 65 in this case. And BMW is hopeful that Gran Tourer can make equal amount of impact or even more than that especially in UK market.

As far as size is concerned, Gran Tourer got higher points than Active Tourer. The newer model has 455 cm length, 180 cm width and 161 cm height which are more than 21.4 cm and 5.3 cm in length and height than Active Tourer. Width of both models is almost same. The wheelbase absorbs the increased length mostly and it has now 278 cm size providing this BMW model much longer doors at back and a lot of space at the rear.

Interior of Gran Tourer contains almost similar materials and gadgets like that of Active Tourer such as dashboard and other fittings. Europeans who like five seated vehicles more, they will like it too as it can be a five seated car with extra space available within the cabin. Booting capacity of this model is said to be 645 liters having most seats down. It rises to 1905 liters during use of second seats row which can be split into a configuration of 40:20:40 and then folded.

Active Tourer provides 465 liters with 1510 liters which is much less than Gran Tourer. The seats at second row allow three seats and third row allows two seats. So excluding driver, six people can sit comfortably in Gran Tourer. It is the second only model to hire UKL platform tech which uses best quality steel with amazing strength.

Buyers need to choose between front wheeled drive and four wheel optional drive system. However, later has only 187 bhp turbo and 2.0 liter based four cylinder cars running by petrol.
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