The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer has frugal engines, but there are far more spacious MPVs for the moneyread the full model review
M Sport cars get the biggest (18in) alloy wheels of the range, stiffer M Sport suspension, a sports steering wheel, sport seats, run flat tyres, leather seats, different headlining and M Sport styling touches inside and out. It’s expensive to buy and doesn’t ride as well as SE trim, so we’d avoid it.
Entry-level petrol is smooth and quiet while providing all the power you’ll need. It has to be worked reasonably hard to access its power, though, and because this is an MPV, we’d choose diesel.