New times are forcing automakers to expand the lineup and to open up new segments. Sometimes you have to produce a very unusual models that diverge from the traditional image of the brand. Recently the way it was done in BMW, presenting the first in its history compactvans 2-Series Active Tourer and seven-seater 2-Series Grand Tourer.
The family of BMW 2-Series Active Tourer is now officially added the seven-seat version. The novelty has significantly increased in size relative to the common model and changed its name to Gran Tourer. Sales start expected in the autumn.
Release date: October 2015
Interestingly, third-row seats here are optional – by default, the compact MPV will retain five-seat configuration. But boasted a much more spacious interior – Gran Tourer grew by 214 mm in length (up to 4556 mm) and 53 mm in height (up to 1608 mm in total). The wheelbase is 2780 mm, that is, plus 110 mm relative to the “Active”.
Of course, the increase in dimensions of a few have affected the appearance (in particular, on the design of the rear part), but most importantly – increased trunk. The standard accommodates 645 l, whereas with the seats folded practical “kopeck piece” will take as much 1905 l cargo. The seats of the third row, by the way, are cleaned in a smooth floor, and the second folded configuration 40:20:40. Plus, for the latter there are provided longitudinal adjustment with 130 mm stroke.
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2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer exterior
Outside the novelty differs from the five-car with elongated rear doors, a higher roof and a new rear design. The exterior now is very rapid. The car has a pronounced wedge profile with a larger angle of inclination of the windshield, arched silhouette of the roof and a slightly raised back. Divided grille combined with the slanted headlights, in which are visible the traditional round lamp.
Optics, by the way, for an extra charge and can be fully led. In the V-shaped front bumper noticeable trapezoidal air intake. As the older brothers, the sidewall is made relief and wheel arches slightly dilated. The fifth door covered by a spoiler on the top, and the width of the rear is underlined by oblong lights.
2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer interior
The salon of the BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer is decorated in the same style as the smaller 5-door. Traditional BMW style dominates inside. Simple horizontal lines and finishing with a lot of black lacquered surfaces and inserts “aluminum” prevail. Luxury Line saloon is decorated with leather and wood. The dials of the instruments complemented with silver rims and a bright red light.
Optional is a data projection on the windshield system. The Central panel is slightly turned to the driver. Already in the basic version it has 6.5’’ screen of the iDrive multimedia system. Menu navigation is done using the round joystick. Key blocks of the audio system and climate control are large and rationally ordered. Inside a lot of places for small Luggage: capacious glove box, box in the Central armrest, large door pockets, additional niche in the center console and a set of coasters.
Front seats are somewhat elastic, but keep well back. It is optional to choose their electric and heating. Package M Performance implies sports seats with improved lateral support. On the 2nd row – a very decent legroom and overhead space. 2nd row seat are equipped with a horizontal adjustment, and adjustable angle backs.
Article about the 2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer seven-seater has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is actual information.
2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer engines
The engine line of the new multi-purpose vehicle consists of five engines.
The basic version 218i got a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline turbine TwinTurbo Power 136 HP and 220 N*m. This vehicle accelerates to a hundred kilometers per hour in 9.5 sec, stopping the acceleration at around 205 miles per hour.
Modification 220i is powered by a 2-liter 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo unit with a capacity of 192 horsepower (280 Nm). Model gains the first “hundred” in 7.6 sec and can accelerate up to 223 km/h.
The most compact diesel engine is a 1.5-liter three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo with dedication 116 horsepower (270 Nm). A car with this unit uses in mixed driving cycle only 3.9L of fuel per 100 kilometers.
Modification 218d uses a two-liter 4-cylinder petrol TwinPower Turbo of 150 horsepower (330 Nm).
Top four-wheel drive version 220d xDrive is driven by a 190-horsepower unit (400 Nm). Paired with 8-band “automatic”, this unit provides BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer acceleration from a standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in just 7.6 sec. Maximum speed of this model – 218 miles per hour.
The models are equipped with the newest security systems, projection display and Traffic Jam Assistant. Advantage model beefed with cruise control, automatic braking, dual-zone automatic climate control, Parking assistant, Park Distance Control and multifunctional driving wheel. Luxury Line offers chrome accents, leather upholstery and additional designs wheels. Sport Line suggests the sport seats, unique trim, and special wheel disks and “M Sport” bodykit package “M Aerodynamics”, black lacquer molding around the side windows, black gloss grille, special front bumper and leather-trimmed steering wheel.
Recall that the five-seat pricing on home market starts from €27 000.
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Photo of 2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer seven-seater
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