Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
To ensure there's room for everyone, BMW has made the 2 Series Gran Tourer longer and taller than the Active Tourer model. Included in that additional length is an extra 11cm between the front and rear wheels.
As a result, this car has a decent amount of front space for tall adults and enough room for two more in the middle row, provided the seatbases are slid as far back as possible along their 13cm range – a feature that’s optional on SE and M Sport models but standard for the rest of the range.
With the third row folded away and the middle row slid right back, there's a 560-litre boot that has a wide opening, a flush boot lip and a usefully square shape. Sliding the middle row forward increases boot space to 720 litres but decreases leg room.
The middle-row seats can be folded in a 40/20/40 configuration and, when down, they lie almost flat. This can be done electronically using buttons on the boot walls (standard on Luxury and Sport, optional on other models). This feature works well and increases boot space to 1820 litres. The front passenger seat can also be folded flat to leave a load bay that’s 2.6m long, as long as you avoid the electric seat option.