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BMW 2 Series Active and Gran Tourer: dates, prices, market launch

BMW 2 Series Active & Gran Tourer Facelift (2018)
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You have to take a closer look at the new B MW 2 series, um to discover the little innovations. As with the Coupé and Convertible, the optical retouching of the Active and Gran Tourer is hardly noticeable. From a technical point of view, however, there is a major innovation that has already benefited the Mini, which is based on the same front-wheel drive platform.

BMW 2 Series Active & Grand Tourer with new dual clutch transmission

Instead of the six-speed automatic, BMW now uses a dual-clutch transmission with seven gears in the 2 Series Active and Gran Tourer. According to BMW, the seventh gear significantly lowers the engine speed when driving on the motorway or overland, thus reducing fuel consumption.

Now also with DKG: The old six-speed automatic is no longer available, but some models are in favor 7G dual clutch transmission available.

The smaller engines (216i, 218i, 216d, 218d) are also available with a six-speed manual transmission . For the engines with high torque (218d, 220d, 225i) an eight-speed automatic and an eight-speed sports automatic are available. Only the 225xe iPerformance still uses the old six-speed automatic transmission.

BMW has revised all engines slightly in favor of lower fuel consumption and marginally more power. The 2 Series Active and Gran Tourer are still available with three-cylinder or four-cylinder engines as well as a hybrid version (225xe) that is supposed to cover up to 45 kilometers electrically.

Fresh infotainment, new instrument display, more comfort

In the interiorThe 2 Series Active & Gran Tourer also gets the look that the 1 Series and 2 Series have already adopted as a coupé and convertible. The center console including the dashboard has been tidied up and now has fewer joints and gaps than before. The instruments have a black background (“black panel”) and the comfort seats have a longer leg rest. There are also new colors for leather and fabric combinations.

The infotainment system of the BMW van, which now also works in the latest version in the 2 Series Active & Gran Tourer, and features such as the RTTI traffic information have been revised , Time-to-leave alarm or Microsoft Office integrated into the vehicle.

The new BMW 2 Series Active & Gran Tourer can drive a bit autonomously: with Active Cruise Control, an adaptive cruise control that can be used in traffic jams It steers, accelerates and brakes itself up to 60 km /h.

Larger kidney grille, new rims, new aprons

BMW has installed larger kidneys on the exterior of the two vans. In the hybrid model, the kidney bars have blue accents.

Gently retouched: the front has a larger kidney dominates, the graphics of the front apron are sportier. Fog lights are optional.

The apron on the front now has a three-part air inlet, LED fog lights are now optionally available.

At the rear, all four-cylinder Active and Gran Tourers now have two tailpipes that have thicker walls and should be more visible. A total of six new rims are available for the 2-series van.

BMW has not yet announced prices for the face-lifted BMW 2-series Active & Gran Tourer - but a market date: the two new vans can be ordered from March 2018. So far, the 2 Series Active Tourer has cost at least 27,350 euros, the Gran Tourer in its basic version was 28,600 euros.


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