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BMW 2 SERIES GRAN TOURER 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto

Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
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BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 2 SERIES 218i M Sport 5dr Step Auto

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  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG47.10
  • 0-62mph9.8 secs
  • Top Speed127 mph
  • C02137 g/km
  • BHP140
  • Torque162 lbs/f
  • P11D28%

Review

BMW's 2 Series Gran Tourer is a seven-seat compact MPV that offers a classier, more interesting alternative to a conventional Grand C-MAX or Grand Scenic-style People Carrier. Here's the improved version. This appealing spin on ordinary family motoring will probably attract a ready audience amongst people who maybe never thought they'd be buying from this Munich maker. They won't be getting 'the ultimate driving machine' because that's not what they need. Getting instead what may very well be 'the ultimate small people carrier' though, will suit them very well indeed.

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The 2 Series Gran Tourer offers seven seats, front-wheel drive and a slinky silhouette. Jonathan Crouch checks out the improved version.

Background

Traditional thinking has always assumed that buyers in search of a compact seven-seat MPV wouldn't be interested in a premium brand. In 2015 though, BMW decided that traditional thinking needed a bit of a shake-up - and brought us this car, the 2 Series Gran Tourer. As you might gather from the looks, it's a lengthened, more versatile version of the company's five-seat 2 Series Active Tourer, a model which was not only BMW's first MPV but also the first to break away from the rear wheel drive configuration that had previously defined the Bavarian maker. In one sense, this is what BMW calls a 'retention car', there to keep buyers loyal who would otherwise be forced to desert the brand to meet the needs of a growing family. But it's also there to attract customers who might never before have had the opportunity to buy a BMW: prior to the original launch of this model, the brand had, after all, never previously sold a model offered as standard with seven seats. Now, it's been improved with more efficient engines, smarter looks and better media connectivity.

Driving Experience

It probably won't come as any great surprise that the 2 Series Gran Tourer features most of the same engines that the 2 Series Active Tourer uses. They're all cleverly spun off the same modular base, the opener being the 140hp 1.5-litre three-cylinder 218i, which will scuttle to 62mph in 9.5 seconds. Graduate to the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine in the 220i and you're looking at 192hp, which translates to 62mph disappearing in less than eight seconds. There's a trio of diesels, starting with the 116hp 216d, while the 150hp 218d is the best seller. At the top of the range is the 220d xDrive version, sending its 190hp to the front or to all four wheels, depending on whether or not you pay extra for the xDrive option. It's just as quick to 62mph as the 220i. Power on mainstream variants is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox; as an option, BMW offers a seven-speed Steptronic transmission for the three-cylinder engines, while the four-cylinder motors can be coupled with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission (standard in the BMW 220d xDrive Gran Tourer). The 10-millimetre-lower M Sport suspension is standard on the M Sport trim and also available as a separate option. As an alternative, drivers can choose a chassis with Dynamic Damper Control: using the Driving Experience Control switch, two different damping settings are available.

Design and Build

BMW has tried to liven up the look of this revised version a little with a larger front kidney grille, redesigned front fog lamps, smarter wheel designs and twin tail pipes on all four cylinder variants. Otherwise, it's as you were. The longer wheelbase of the 2 Series Gran Tourer affords a little more elegance of line to its profile. All in, it's 214mm longer than the five-seat car and actually sits 53mm higher. The longer wheelbase of 2,780mm provides a decent slug of interior space and the elevated roofline affords respectable headroom in the back as well as making the car easier to get in and out of. Three child seats can be mounted in the second row, and a further two can be fitted in the third row. The second row seat slides fore and aft by 130mm, depending on whether you're prioritising legroom or luggage space. The backrest also reclines a few degrees. If maximum stowage space is required, the 40:20:40-split rear seat backrest can be remotely unlocked by pressing a button in the boot, then folded down to create an almost level cargo floor. The front passenger backrest can also be lowered to allow long objects up to 2.6m in length to be transported. The tailgate can be opened and closed automatically by push button operation or, optionally, via one of those sensors that has you hopping about waving your foot under the bumper.

Market and Model

Prices aren't too ambitious, typically being just over £2,000 above those of an equivalent five seat 2 Series Active Tourer model. This means that the range opens at just under £27,000 for the 218i and runs to around £33,500 for the top 220d xDrive variant, which comes with the option of xDrive 4WD for £1,500 more. A 7-speed Steptronic auto 'box is optional with the three cylinder engines, while an 8-speed Steptronic auto is offered either as an option or as standard on the high-torque powerplants, depending on the variant you're looking at. If safety's a priority, you'll want to look at the optional 'Driving Assistant Plus' package. This includes 'Active Cruise Control' and a 'Traffic Jam Assistant' that, in heavy traffic, is able to control the car's speed, steer automatically and keep it in its lane. Also available is Lane Departure Warning and the City Braking function, which applies the brakes automatically at speeds up to 37mph in response to an imminent collision with a car, motorcycle or pedestrian, for instance. The Parking Assistant takes care of manoeuvring into parking spots that are either parallel or perpendicular to the road, while its ultrasonic sensors also help to search for suitable spaces up to a speed of 22mph.

Cost of Ownership

Let's talk about the 218d Gran Tourer for a moment, because this looks to be the sweet spot in the model range when price, performance and economy are taken into account. Here, you get a seven seater that'll dip under ten seconds to 62mph quite comfortably, yet will return 61.4mpg on the combined cycle. True, it probably won't approach that number when you're seven-up, but the CO2 emissions of 121g/km will engender a rosy glow when you come to tax the thing. The 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that many customers will inevitably gravitate to in the 218i variant makes some extremely good numbers, recording 47.1mpg on the combined fuel economy cycle and 137g/km. Economy figures that good make you wonder why you'd pay extra for the diesel but the additional torque of the 216d will prove a draw for many and 64.2mpg combined cycle economy (116g/km of CO2) isn't going to put too huge a dent in the family budget. The usual suite of BMW EfficientDynamics energy-saving features is responsible for making those vaguely implausible looking figures, including Auto Start Stop and ECO PRO. When in ECO PRO mode, the throttle response is adjusted to encourage a more economical driving style. The extra economy created in that ECO PRO setting is fed back to the driver, with the in-car displays showing the additional number of miles achieved.

Summary

Ultimately, this car is all about the democratisation of premium quality. Why should you be denied a prestige badge just because you've a growing family and need seven seats? With a 2 Series Gran Tourer, you don't have to be. OK, it's probably not the BMW you ideally wanted back in your college years but today, it may well be the one you actually need. Certainly if compromises have to be made to suit changes in your life, then this car represents a remarkably pleasant way of making them, creating an MPV you could want from the kind of one you might merely need. There's something to be said for that. Life happens - but there's no reason why you can't better enjoy the journey.

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Driver Convenience
Bluetooth hands free telephone connection with USB audio interface + audio streaming
Cruise control with brake function
Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
Apple car play
Attentiveness assist
Auto start-stop
Automatic tailgate operation
BMW emergency call
BMW Online services
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Check control system
Door/boot open warning light
Eco pro mode
Front and rear Brake pad wear indicator
Front/rear Parking distance control
Instrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gauge
Lights on warning
Oil temperature gauge
On board computer
Optimum shift indicator
Outside temperature display
Park assist system
Personal Profile
Real time traffic information
Service interval indicator
Servotronic PAS
Speed limiter
Entertainment
6 speakers
Bluetooth audio streaming
BMW professional radio
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Features
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Black roof rails
Electric adjustable heated door mirrors
High beam assistant
LED Headlights
Solid paint
Aero curtain
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour roof mouldings
Chrome 'M' logo side designation
Chrome exhaust tailpipe
Chrome kidney grille with extra wide black, high gloss black vertical slats
Clear lenses direction indicator lights
Door mirror integrated indicators
Dynamic brake lights
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/auto up/down
Front and rear bumper system
Green tinted heat protection glazing glass
Heated windscreen washer jets
High gloss shadow line
High level third brake light
LED front fog lights
Lightweight engineering
M aerodynamic body styling
Model designation
Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear fog lights
Rear window aerial
Rear window wiper with wash/wipe function
Reverse light in rear light cluster
Shark fin antenna
Visible VIN plate
Interior Features
Driver + passenger vanity mirrors
Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment
3 spoke M sport leather sports steering wheel
4 grab handles
40:20:40 split folding rear seat
Ambiance lighting - switchable
Anthracite headlining
Anthracite Velour floor mats
Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
Dakota leather upholstery with perforation and contrast stitching
Front armrest
Front head restraints
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Front/rear armrests within door panels
Glovebox with light
Interior lighting, front centre over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light activation when door is opened
Luggage compartment lighting
Luggage compartment underfloor storage
M door sill finishers with M badging
Multi-function controls for steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest
Rear coded belt buckles
Rear seat headrests, three (second row), two (third row)
Sliding rear seat bench
Sunvisor with ticket holder
Third-row seating
Two cupholders
Two zone automatic air conditioning
Welcome lighting
Packs
BMW Navigation pack - 2 Series
Extended storage pack - 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer
No smoker package
Security
Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
Electronic immobiliser
Locking wheel bolts
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm
Remote control with integrated key with silver highlight and M designation
Technical
51 Litre fuel tank
M sport suspension
12V compressor with integrated sealant injection bottle and hose
Drive Performance Control
Dual clutch automatic transmission
Electronic differential lock
Twin tube gas filled shock absorbers with degressive characteristic curve
Trim
Aluminium hexagon trim with pearl chrome finish
Contrast stitching on instrument panel
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all seats
ABS
Battery safety cut-off
Brake assist function
Brake drying
Brake energy regeneration
Braking readiness
Childproof rear door locks
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electrically operated parking brake with automatic drive release
Front and rear curtain airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt force limiters
Front seatbelt pretensioner
Front side airbags
Front ventilated brake disc
Hill start assist
Rear brake discs
Seatbelt warning
Side impact protection
Twin horns
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Wheels
18" Burnished M double spoke alloy wheels finished in ferric grey - style 486
Run flat tyres
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.361
CO2 (g/km) 125
HC 0.019
Noise Level dB(A) 69
NOx 0.025
Particles 0.0001
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 155
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 158
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 155
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 156
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 159
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 156
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 213
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 217
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 213
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 156
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 151
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 11:0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B38A15M1
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TWIN TURBO
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 51.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 58.9
EC Urban (mpg) 42.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 9.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 9.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb 41.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 41.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 40.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 40.9
WLTP - MPG - High 48.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 47.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Low 30.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 29.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 30.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium 42.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 42.2
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 140
Coin Description i
Coin Series M Sport
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 15E
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.8
Engine Power - BHP 140
Engine Power - KW 103
Engine Power - RPM 4600
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
Engine Torque - MKG 22.4
Engine Torque - NM 220
Engine Torque - RPM 1480
Top Speed 127
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style M DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 486
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1612
Length 4568
Wheelbase 2780
Width 1800
Width (including mirrors) 2038
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 51
Gross Vehicle Weight 2180
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1905
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 645
Max. Loading Weight 685
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1495
No. of Seats 7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.7

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