Manned space flight in Munich? It’s clear, BMW make it possible. Of the BMW 2 series GranTourer celebrated its premiere in March 2015 and ventured into previously unknown territory for the brand. As a van, he competed with VW Touran and Opel Zafiraset only extremely delicate sporty accents.
Brand purists shook themselves. But in everyday life, neither the front-wheel drive concept nor the only 1.5-liter Euro 6 common rail diesel with 116 hp and three cylinders cut a bad figure. For a Pampers bomber with a high roof, the tightly tuned and yet rattle-free 216d move briskly and still takes less than six liters of diesel.
BMW 216d Gran Tourer: The new SUV cost a whopping 40,200 euros
The seating position is like that of a SUV slightly increased. Our Mediterranean blue 216d GranTourer from the Autohus in Bremen was registered for the first time in November 2018 and, according to the Schwacke database, cost a whopping 40,200 euros. The premium surcharge does not apply when used: the three-and-a-half-year-old is now available for a moderate 17,980 euros. This is hardly due to the condition of the vehicle. Apart from small abrasions on the door edges and the loading sill as well as a scratched wheel rim, the optics are impeccable.
However, the on-board computer warns that a service appointment is due, and the front brake discs have seen better days. With its lavish equipment, the 2-series collects a lot of plus points: LED headlights, onboard infotainment with a navigation system that is well placed in view and bookable connected services, front seat heating and an electric tailgate are appealing. The camera-based driver assistance system with lane assistant and city brake function and chic 17-inch double-spoke alloy wheels are nice extras.
With 46,251 kilometers, the 2 series still feels really fresh
This overall package is certainly not just for families, because with 46,251 kilometers, this one feels 2er Gran Tourer still really fresh. The sports seats in the first row are a bit narrower than you would expect BMW is used to. The longitudinally sliding, three-part rear seat is airy but uncomfortable upholstered, a folding third row of seats with two seats was available for an extra charge of 790 euros. The huge trunk keeps what the rear promises: 645 Up to 1905 liters of loading volume are otherwise only offered by luxury class station wagons.
Finally: the basic diesel 214d and the three-cylinder petrol engines 216i and 218i seem overwhelmed due to the lack of torque. For solvent dynamics there was next to that 220ipetrol engine with 178 or 192 hp also a fast diesel. The 190 hp 220d was also available with all-wheel drive xDrive. Although this was and is not a cheap pleasure, but so was cast iron BMW-Fans who wish for a driven rear axle are fulfilled.
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