German car manufacturer BMW recently quite often pleases its fans with unusual solutions and original novelties.
At this time, the automaker decided to surprise all of the first in its history, 7-seater car, presenting at the Geneva International Motor Show 2018-2019 family kompaktven called 2-Series Gran Tourer.
It should be noted that the solution is very bold, and thus timely.
And the thing is that at the moment none of the premium segment car manufacturers have not mastered 7-seater family kompaktven, but because the new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 model year can be characterized as a unique product in the automotive market.
But on the other hand, the sight of the German news on the way to some extent, be a surprise, because the brand BMW is absolutely not associated with family cars.
However, times are changing, and all motorists increasing interest to this segment of the market makes even premium automakers to break established traditions and adapt to the new conditions of the game.
At its core, the new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 is increased in size version of the already fairly well-known to motorists model BMW the Series 2 the Active the Tourer- , which was given its own name.
Compact MPV Grand Tourer 2018-2019 is significantly larger than its older “brother”.
In length it reaches 455.6 centimeters (21.4 cm), the distance between its axis is 278.0 centimeters (11 cm), and height abuts the mark 160.8 centimeters (5.3 cm) and a width car remained at the same level – 180 centimeters.
But the main interest, of course, causes the vehicle.
The basic version of equipment salon BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 receives a classic layout with five seats and third-row seats are available for an additional fee.
Neat seats installed in the backside kompaktvena, as in many other 7-seater cars are intended primarily for children.
Adult passengers as there will have to experience some inconvenience.
It should be noted that the second-row seat can move forward and backward in a range of 13 centimeters.
Furthermore, they can be folded in a ratio of 40 to 40 and 20 to thus free up additional space for luggage.
Offered as an optional third row of seats can also be folded easily, forming almost perfectly flat surface.
The very same luggage compartment in the BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 7-seater version with folded third-row seat can accommodate about 560-year-liters of luggage, and a 5-seater modification with folded seats of the second row in the trunk placed about 1900 liters of cargo.
In addition, it is necessary to add that the passenger front seat can also be folded, which will transport the items about 2.6 meters long.
Then in a few words tell you about the interior and equipment of the new machine.
Inside kompaktven BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 has a design style last car of the German company, from which the new product is no different.
For the interior as an option will offer a few styling package and a wide range of modern electronics, including – a projection screen.
Separately, we note myKIDIO technology which is currently available only in Germany.
Thanks to her, the driver and front passenger are able to control the connected plates in the second-row seats, thereby restricting the access of young passengers to unwanted information or self-planning entertainment for children in the future trip.
Power line for kompaktvena BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 was borrowed from the older “brother”.
The version of the German engineers have equipped 218i gasoline 3-cylinder unit with a displacement of 1.5 liters.
His return is about 136-year-horsepower and about 220-minute Newton meters of maximum torque.
This engine is equipped with a manual 6-band transmission or 6-speed “automatic”.
In both cases, the acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers per hour on the speedometer takes about 9.5 seconds, while fuel consumption, depending on the version of the vehicle’s equipment will be from 5.1 to 5.5 liters per 100 kilometers.
For kompaktvena BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 version 220i Germans offer a gasoline engine with a displacement of 2.0 liters, which develops about 192’s horsepower and 280-minute Newton meters of peak torque.
By default, this engine is equipped with the above-described manual gearbox and will be available at a charge of 8-step “automatic”.
It accelerates the car from zero to the first “hundred” on the odometer a little faster – in about 7.6 seconds and average fuel consumption ranges from 5.9 to 6.4 liters per 100 kilometers.
There is a power line kompaktvena BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 model year and diesel units.
Thus, the German version of a novelty in the 216d gets a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine.
Its maximum capacity is about 116-year-horsepower, and peak torque reaches 270 Newton-meters.
Here, the machine is equipped with a “mechanics” or “automatic”, which have 6 speeds.
Acceleration from zero to 100 kilometers per hour and takes approximately 11 seconds, and the average consumption of diesel fuel is from 3.9 to 4.3 liters per “hundred” km.
Slightly higher on the list proposed for BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer diesel engines in 2018-2019 is located 150-horsepower (330 Newton meters) 2.0-liter unit, which is optionally equipped with an automatic 8-speed transmission.
Here, the acceleration to the first “hundred” car spends about 9.3 seconds of time, and the fuel consumption of up to 4.3 to 4.5 liters in mixed driving mode for every 100 kilometers.
The top kompaktvena modification index 220d xDrive has a 190-horsepower at its disposal (400 Nm) engine and uncontested “automatic” on 8 stages.
With such an arsenal of new German car accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in about 7.6 seconds, and its fuel consumption in the combined cycle is 4.9 to 5.1 liters per “hundred” km.
The new BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 is based on the same platform as the senior “relative”.
Front kompaktven equipped with independent suspension with struts classical type “McPherson”, and the rear part of the received multi-link design.
On all four wheels of the German model installed disc brakes, and front and more ventilated.
It should be noted that already in the basic equipment of the car has electronic ESP system, ABS, BAS and EBD.
For an additional fee for the new items offered adaptive dampers with adjustable ride height.
All modifications kompaktvena BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer 2018-2019 have the drive to the front axle, and the only version of the 220d xDrive all-wheel drive will be.
A list of complete sets and the cost of new items not yet been announced, but it is already known that an option for the car will be available adaptive front lights on the LED elements, control system “dead” zones, the automatic braking system, projection screen, and adaptive cruise control.
In the European market sales kompaktvena BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer will begin in the third quarter of 2018-2019 year, but in our country the German innovation will reach only in 2018-2019, the year.