BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer review

Category: MPV

Section: Costs & verdict

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
  • BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The 2 Series Gran Tourer looks expensive, but the high-quality interior, good standard equipment and comparatively clean and frugal engines work in its favour. The fact that space in the third row is poor does not.

Its most obvious rivals are expensive versions of Volkswagen’s Touran and Citroën’s C4 Spacetourer, but BMW doesn't think these cars attract the same buyers; we agree, because the 2 Series Gran Tourer is noticeably plusher. As a result, the 2 Series Gran Tourer seems a bit of a niche and, ultimately, you need a very specific set of requirements for this car to make sense.

Overview

The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer has frugal engines, but there are far more spacious MPVs for the money

  • Efficient engines
  • High-quality interior
  • Plenty of standard equipment
  • Poor third-row space
  • Expensive to buy
  • Firm ride on standard suspension