The BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer has arrived in Geneva with seating for up to seven people.

The BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer has arrived in Geneva with seating for up to seven people.

Essentially an enlarged version of the 2-Series Active Tourer , Bavaria's newest MPV adopts a standard front-wheel drive layout but xDrive AWD will be optionally available. It looks virtually the same as its five-seater sibling with the exception of the rear end which has been stretched to make room for an optional third row seat which can be folded flat into the floor.

It provides a cargo capacity that can vary from 145 liters when all the seven seats are in place to 1,905 liters when the second and third row of seats are folded.

It will be available initially in five versions, as follows:

  • 218i with a three-cylinder 1.5-liter turbo rated at 136 HP & 220 Nm;
  • 220i with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo rated at 192 HP & 280 Nm;
  • 216d with a three-cylinder 1.5-liter turbodiesel rated at 116 HP & 270 Nm;
  • 218d with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel rated at 150 HP & 330 Nm;
  • 220d xDrive with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel rated at 190 HP & 400 Nm.

At an additional cost, the BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer can be equipped with an M Sport Package bringing a more aggressive design, 18-inch wheels, M sport steering wheel & gear shifter and Alcantara-wrapped sports seats.

"World's first premium compact model to offer up to seven seats" is set to go on sale this June.

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer shows its practical side in Geneva