BMW has unveiled its first premium compact model to offer up to seven seats; the all-new 2 Series Gran Tourer.
The model is available with a choice of five turbocharged petrol and diesel engines; a 114bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine in the 216d model, a 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel variant in the 218d, a 187bhp 2.0-litre diesel unit in the 220d, a 134bhp 1.5-litre petrol in the 218i and the 220i has a 189hp 2.0-litre petrol unit. Mpg ranges from 47.9 in the 220i to 68.9 in the 216d.
The new 2 Series Gran Tourer comes as standard with a sliding second row of seats with adjustable backrest, a third row of seats that fold into the floor and provision for up to five universal child seats,a non-slip step in the rear door opening aids access in conjunction with the folding and sliding second row of seats. Plus, if the extra passenger seats are not required, the third row can be completely lowered into the load area floor to save space.
The list of standard equipment includes a high-quality AM/FM radio, with Bluetooth hands-free system and audio streaming in conjunction with compatible smartphones, the iDrive operating system with controller on the centre console, a 6.5-inch colour display and the driving experience control switch with ECO PRO mode, electronic parking brake, front armrest, rain sensor with automatic headlight activation, collision warning with city braking function, two-zone automatic air conditioning, rear park distance control, front fog lamps and a multi-function steering wheel.
The all-new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is available in 13 different paint finishes and there is a choice of nine different designs ranging in size from 16 to 18-inches.
Check out our image gallery of the model here.