The 2016 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is a classic car that every mum would adore thanks to its ability to accommodate up to 7 people. Mums who had a problem fitting their large family members into one car can now say goodbye to their woes. And it is not just perfect for large family homes, soccer mums can drive their children and their team mates to and from soccer practice. More than capacity, this fabulous minivan has other outstanding features that will dazzle anyone.
This superb minivan is 179.4 inches in length, 70.9 inches in width and 63.3 inches in height. These measurements provide plenty of room for the massive interior. As for the wheels, this Gran Tourer provides an all wheel drive experience that makes you forget the wheels are dependent on the front wheels. As for the trunk size, it measures between 22.7-67 cubic meters which are spacious enough to accommodate an entire family’s luggage.
Thanks to the space provided by the exterior body of this beautiful minivan, the interior has more room especially in the middle where 3 that slide fore and aft fit perfectly.
As comfortable as the second row is, we cannot say the same for the third row. This is because it is optional to use the third row for fitting passengers as it is usually folded down for cargo accommodation with a space of 22.7-67 cubic meters. This comes handy during long family trips as family members and friends can fit their luggage in the cargo/third row section.
The low windscreen covers the front part of the car. It has an in built GPS navigation system that the driver can choose to use, which comes in handy when traveling long distance. However using the GPS can be optional if the travel distance is short or in a familiar neighborhood. There are many gadgets that come with this sleek hatchback including entertainment tools for kids, tablet and iPad friendly features, as well as air conditioning systems for maximum comfort.
2016 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer has five turbo engines.
The two engines consume petrol. The first one is the 218i 3-cylinder 1.5 twin turbo with 136 horsepower , 220 Nm maximum torque and acceleration of 9.5 seconds to 100 km/h.
The second 220i twin turbo engine has 4 cylinders, a horsepower of 192 hp and 280Nm maximum torque. Its increased torque and power contributes to its increased acceleration of 0-100 km/h speed within 7.6 seconds. It is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 223 km/h (139 mph).
The other three engines consume diesel. The first diesel consuming engine is the 216d 1.5 twin turbo of 3 cylinders capable of a horsepower of 116 hp and maximum torque of 270 Nm.
The second diesel engine is the 218d 2.0 twin turbo of four cylinders at 156 horsepower and 330Nm maximum torque. Finally, the 220d xDrive diesel consuming engine has a 2.0 twin turbo engine of 190 horsepower and 400Nm maximum torque.
This fabulous BMW minivan has an eight speeds automatic transmission that transfer power to each wheel at an acceleration of 7.6 seconds achieving a maximum speed of 218 km/h (135 mph).
Fuel consumption, depending on the engine and conditions of use, according to factory tests will go from 3.9 to 6.4 liters / 100 km.
Price and Release date
It is safe to say that this beautiful family minivan was built to provide an efficient form of transportation over long distances, as well as safety to the environment through its low carbon emission. It should become a favorite to mums and environmentalists.
2016 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is released the fifth of March in Swiss at the Geneva Motor Show of 2015 and will first hit the German market at a cost of $28,650.
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