BMW has now created a brand new segment with its new offering. This new offering is the 2016 2 Series Gran Tourer, which offers amazing space, is superbly flexible and is ultra versatile. This is the first of its kind car in the world. It is a premium car that is compact yet spacious and hence, it can seat a maximum of seven individuals as that is the number of seats it provides. This car brilliantly fulfills the mobility requirements of its passengers.
This car is compact however; this fact does not limit the space it offers. BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is a mere 4,556 millimeters in length, 1,608 millimeters high and it is just 1,800 millimeters wide. Despite these dimensions a capacious luggage compartment has also been incorporated into this car. This luggage compartment can be molded according to requirement as it goes from 645 liters to 805 liters. Also, if passengers wish to they can fold down the backrests of the rear seats and make the luggage compartment of 1,905 liters. Achieving variations within the interiors is possible with this car and a fine example is the backrest of the rear seat bench. This backrest can be folded down as a split of 40:20:40 has been offered. As soon as the backrest is minimized using a button three car seats can be affixed. This roomy car also comes with a third row of seats which can collapse to the floor when needed. Several practical elements further enrich this car. Rails with fold out tables have been attached to the backrests of the front seats. Each row of seats has been given separate storage options as well. This car is most certainly a pioneer. The manufacturer has skillfully amalgamated signature features like elegance, premium quality and dynamicity with necessary features like comfort and functionality.
From the time of its launch this car will be offered with an all wheel drive. This lineup will be powered by specially developed five turbo engines. Twin power turbo technology is the technology used to deliver these superb engines. A gear box with 6 manual speeds will be included; this gearbox is responsible for powering front wheels. The manufacturer is also offering a Steptronic transmission again with six speeds. This model’s lineup starts with 225i which will have a turbocharged engine with four cylinders. This 2.0 liter cylinder will produce a horsepower of 231. At the far end of the lineup is 218d which is diesel powered variant. Each variant will be outfitted with automatic start and stop functionality, hence will be fuel efficient. CO2 emissions are lowered and so is fuel consumption thanks to this lineup.
The greatest aspect about this newly and specifically developed family of engines is that these engines experience incredibly low friction. Their core is entirely aluminum and the crankcase is sturdy. The cylinder liners are thermally joined with twin wires. There is also an arc sprayed coating and it is due to this coating that friction is reduced. For the petrol variants the exhaust has been integrated with the turbochargers.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer lineup consists of 216d, 218d, 220d xDrive, 220i, 218i and 216i. This model is equipped with an electromechanical steering system that is exceptionally powerful. A precise and smooth steering experience can be enjoyed due to this steering system. The steering assistance of this car is what supports the single pinion because of the unification of the steering gear and servo unit. Enhanced directional stability is also achieved due to the wheels of this car. The rubber mounts that are carefully placed on wheel carriers maximize rigidness of the camber.