BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer & Active Tourer acquire minor exterior tweaks

May 25, 2018 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
It may take you agony to spot the difference between the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer & Active Tourer.

BMW has thrown some changes onto their 7-seat BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer along with the 5-seat BMW Active Tourer; however, it takes you agony to spot the difference.

Speaking of the similar changes in the two model’s exterior first, the front features a slightly reshaped grille and a huge single-piece air intake. Minor redesigns come on the head lamps with daytime running lamps now adorned with a more angular corona rings. 

The rear end witnesses even more minor changes. It’s really hard to tell if the rear bumper takes on some update (and it does, the update comes from a remoulded lower apron). Aside from it, there’s nothing more to expect except more color choices and a new set of wheels.

 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer and the BMW Active Tourer

The front features a slightly reshaped grill and a huge single-piece air intake

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When it comes to the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer interior, updates are rather poor as well. Firstly, there are new elements spotted in the design of the cabin. It may be the new offerings that convinced the auto brand to introduce a new instrument cluster. In the automatic transmission cars comes a new gear switch. Plus, BMW decided to move all the way to the conventional mechanical switch from the electro-mechanical one. New trimmings can be optional concerning the model line.

The good news is modifications have been made to the 3- and 4-cylinder turbocharged gasoline powertrains for improved thermal efficiency, subsequently benefiting fuel economy. Diesel engines, with an additional Selective Catalytic Reduction, NOX absorber catalyst, and diesel particulate filter, get even better upgrades. Notably, all 4-cylinder diesel engines come twin-turbocharged.

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Angular front of the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

BMW decided to move all the way to the conventional mechanical switch from the electro-mechanical one

 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer and the BMW Active Tourer

 All 4-cylinder diesel engines come twin-turbocharged

Putting the design tweaks aside, it is good to talk about the plug-in hybrid model added to the range, which will definitely arouse the Tourer lovers. BMW claims the 225x3 iPerformance, producing 224 PS, can be responsible for a 45-kilometer drive. Regarding BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer fuel economy, an impressive 43.5 kpl is achievable in the most preferable driving conditions. It is evident enough to conclude the BMW 225xe will be the most powerful as well as efficient BMW MPV.

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