Irish prices confirmed for new BMW people carrier

Prices starts at €35,940 for the petrol version and €36,580 for the diesel

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer: Prices starts at €35,940 for the petrol version and €36,580 for the diesel

BMW 2-Series Gran Tourer: Prices starts at €35,940 for the petrol version and €36,580 for the diesel

 

BMW’s new 2-Series Gran Tourer, which boasts a seven-seat (5+2) format, will arrive in Irish showrooms in June with prices starting at €35,940 for the 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol 218i. The entry-level diesel - also a 1.5-litre three-cylinder unit - will start at €36,580 for the 216d.

The car is the first seven-seat people carrier for the brand, aside from its optional third-row in its range-topping X5 SUV. It’s yet another expansion of the firm’s model range in its efforts to match the increasing sales volumes of rival Audi.

As BMW’s first front-drive, seven-seat family production car it has already set traditional fans of the brand into a tailspin.

BMW is claiming the 2-Series Gran Tourer is the first premium compact model in the world to offer seven seats and it does it on a stretched version of the UKL architecture that also underpins the new MINI three- and five-door models.

The 4.6-metre 2-Series Gran Tourer is 214mm longer than the Active Tourer and that helps it offer far greater interior space. Sitting on a 2,780mm wheelbase, the 2-Series Gran Tourer shares its little brother’s 1,800mm overall width.

Another area where it differs significantly from the Active Tourer is in height, where the 2-Series Gran Tourer is, at 1,608mm, 53mm taller than its sibling.

Besides allowing it to carry seven seats, the bigger dimensions boost the luggage capacity from the Active Tourer’s 560 litres to 645 litres and from the Active Tourer’s maximum capacity (with the seats folded down) of 1,820 litres to 1,905 litres.

The new car, which will make its public debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, uses the same engines, gearboxes and suspension systems as the Active Tourer.

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer Price List

218i SE € 35,940

218i Sport €37,820

218i Luxury € 38,940

218i M Sport € 40,440

220i Sport € 42,960

220i Luxury € 44,150

220i M Sport € 45,730

216d SE € 36,580

216d Sport € 38,410

216d Luxury € 39,510

216d M Sport € 41,410

218d SE € 38,660

218d Sport € 40,510

218d Luxury € 41,620

218d M Sport € 43,110

220d xDrive Sport (Auto Only) € 47,690

220d xDrive Luxury (Auto Only) € 48,810

220d xDrive M Sport (Auto Only) € 50,850