Europe is a quite specific car market that insists on small and efficient, but yet comfortable cars. Therefore, MPV models are very popular in this part of the world, especially compact ones. Their popularity is so high that even premium carmakers offer such vehicles. The 2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is a perfect example. Particularly known for amazing sports cars, the Bavarian carmaker also offers this minivan, which was originally launched in 2014.
Four years later, the company has prepared a facelift, which includes various kinds of changes. Of course, the focus is on visual upgrades, though there are changes on the inside as well. On the other side, the powertrain lineup remains largely the same. The company claims better efficiency, but numbers are pretty much the same. The 2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is already available on most markets and keeps the same price, despite the updates.
2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer Redesign
Despite being an MPV, the 2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer comes with characteristics that are pretty typical for this carmaker. As you can presume, it is based on the compact Series 1 sedan. These models ride on the same UKL2 platform, which underprints pretty much all small cars from this manufacturer. Similar UKL1 architecture is used for a smaller, subcompact car and predominately underprints Mini models. This minivan comes in two variants.
Standard models are called Active Tourer, while the Gran Tourer features a longer wheelbase, which makes bigger and more spacious. It can accommodate up to seven passengers, which is pretty amazing considering the model’s size. Latest reports suggest that the current model will carry on for another couple of year and that the second generation will arrive sometime in 2021, probably.
2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer Styling
As we already mentioned, the 2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer has been updated. However, the base layout has remained the same, so you can count on a familiar shape. It is a typical minivan shape, though the hood is a little bit longer and has similarities with the X1 crossovers. Of course, the design language is typical BMW. This update has brought changes in many areas. Of course, the focus was on the front end, where 2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is updated to the company’s latest styling philosophy. Changes are pretty subtle and those who are not so familiar with this car brand probably won’t notice most of these modifications.
The part that probably suffered most is the front bumper, which comes with a revised shape, as well as with new air intakes and fog lights design. Also, the famous kidney grille gets slight reshaping, while headlights are pretty much the same. Changes on the other end are pretty subtle. The only notable modification affects the rear bumper, which follows the changes from the front. Of course, there is a couple of new colors in the offer, while the rest of the vehicle kept the original look.
2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer Interior
On the inside, the 2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer suffered for a bit as well. Most of these changes were made on the dashboard, where you can notice a couple of tweaks. These changes put the car closer to what we can see in the newest BMW models, while the overall layout is pretty much the same. The overall quality is typical for this carmaker. Considering that this segment is full of mainstream brands, it is probably the highest in the class. As we already mentioned, this is a long wheelbase version, so there are three rows of seating packed. Considering the size, limited legroom in the third row shouldn’t be taken as a drawback.
2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer Engines
A wide palette of engines is another strong point of this vehicle. There is a plethora of gasoline and diesel engines in the offer. Base models are equipped with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo, which is good for about 110 horsepower. The same engine is available in a version with around 135 horsepower. Of course, four-cylinder units are in the offer as well. You can choose either version with 190 or with 230 horsepower.
Of course, diesel versions are available too. The base engine features 1.5 liters in displacement and three cylinders and a max output go around 115 hp. Bigger 2.0-liter units come with either 170 or 190 horsepower. All engines are available with either 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.
2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer Pricing
As we already mentioned, the 2019 BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is already available on the market. The price varies depending on the markets but base models in most cases go around 31/32.000 dollars. On the other side, top-range models can easily go over 45.000 dollars.