knew that the journey of the BMW minivan was not going to end the BMW Series 2 Active Tourer. Some time ago the brand develops a variant seven seats of which is its first minivan. A model that is already among us, the new BMW Series 2 Grand Tourer , which opens a new market niche, that of premium consists seater minivans. It will debut in public at the Geneva Motor Show.
The recipe is very simple. The Series 2 Active Tourer growing on its back, with a cantilever larger and higher ceiling to accommodate the two additional seats that fold up the trunk floor. The total length of the new seven-seat model is 4.55 meters compared to 4.43 meters of his little brother. The battle is also higher, becoming 2.78 to 2.67 meters in front of Active Tourer.
The seven seats are one of the distinguishing features of this model, but also there will be versions of five seats . The second row seats are adjustable longitudinally in 13 inches, either to save space in the trunk or leave more legroom in the third row of seats. A third row of seats is accessed by folding forward the side seats in the second row.
The boot is one of the most attractive features of the Series 2 Grand Tourer. The Active Tourer has 468 liters capacity with five seats in the new model is augmented until 645 liters (560 versions of seven seats), but by moving the second row of seats forward you can expand the volume. Folding down the rear seatbacks (40:20:40) load capacity is 1905 liters in five-seat models and 1,802 in five places. If large objects are loaded, Rolling luggage compartment tray can be kept under the boot floor.
Like his brother five seats, the Series 2 Grand Tourer maintains the levels of termination premiered by BMW . There are four and are called Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury and M Sport. Lists of standard and optional equipment are virtually the same. The interior design is identical in both models.
The engine range of the Series 2 Grand Tourer will not be the same as the Active Tourer, although the mechanical available are common. In the launch phase the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer come with five engines two petrol and three diesel .
On the side of the fuel are the 220i four-cylinder and 192 horses and 218i three-cylinder engine with 136 horsepower. By diesel found the 216d three cylinders and 116 horses and four cylinders 218d and 220d xDrive with 150 and 190 horsepower respectively. The 220d xDrive AWD and offers standard eight-speed automatic transmission, which is optional in the other four-cylinder engines, except the 220i is just automatic. The automatic switching of three-cylinder engines are six-speed. All engines are turbocharged and have Stop & amp; Start.
Later versions such as the three-cylinder 216i and 220d front wheel drive version either manual or automatic transmission will be offered.
Source – BMW
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