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BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer review

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BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
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27 Jan 2016 15:04 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 16:21

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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

The 2 Series Gran Tourer has the same large split front pillars as its Active Tourer sibling; from the driver's perspective, front three-quarter visibility isn't great at junctions. However, over-the-shoulder view is much better and rear parking sensors are standard.

The fact that the pedals are slightly offset to the right on manual versions means a slightly awkward driving position that can be tiring on long trips. Our test cars’ electronic driver's seat adjustment and manual steering wheel adjustment were very good, though. Aside from some cheap-feeling switchgear that many BMWs suffer from, interior quality is impressive.

Our cars were also fitted with BMW's optional iDrive Professional system, which remains one of the best on the market. Its bright screen, intuitive menus and simple rotary controller make the system a joy to use on the move. That said, our experience of the standard iDrive system suggests it’s every bit as user-friendly, if not quite as nice to look at.

 

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
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SE
This is the trim to go for, given it’s so generously equipped. It features 16in alloy wheels, climate control, keyless start, a DAB radio, sat-nav, Bluetooth and rear parking sensors...View trim
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Sport
Sport models gain bigger 17in wheels, sports seats and a host of visual upgrades inside and out. It isn’t a lot extra over SE, but we think it’s worth giving it a miss and putting that money saved...View trim
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Luxury
Luxury trim also gets 17in alloy wheels, but it has a different set of visual upgrades inside and out to Sport models, as well as leather seats. Again, we’d save the cash and stick to entry-level S...View trim
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M Sport
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 styl...View trim
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