What’s new?From most angles this 2 Series Gran Tourer will look familiar to the BMW faithful. The German firm recently branched out into unfamiliar territory with its five-seat 2 Series Active Tourer, and this addition to the family adds two extra rear seats plus a little more space for hauling family-related clobber.
BMW is keen to promote the Gran Tourer as a premium all-rounder that not only swallows families whole but also promises to put a smile on the driver’s face - it is a BMW after all. Key to the car’s appeal is the third row of seats, which fold flat into the boot when not in use. And building on the attributes of the Active Tourer, this seven-seater boasts a similar line-up of frugal engines plus the option of all-wheel drive for that added lifestyle angle.
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