The 2-Series Gran Tourer and Active Tourer are perhaps the last models from the German fleet not to receive any significant updates since their release on the market in 2014.
However, the Bavarian carmaker decided to release fresh updates for the 2018 editions earlier this year, with the models being officially presented during the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, this March. The updates refer to some visual enhancements and new technologies onboard.
Visually, the two models follow the company`s new design language, looking restyled with a wider body style with enhanced characteristics.
As we can depict from the impressive media gallery, the new 2018 2-Series Gran & Active Tourer wear larger front intakes, along with new headlights and taillights, as well as fresh LED fog lamps. The more aggressive look is also highlighted by the two exterior colours available, plus a choice of 16-, 17-, 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels.
The minimalistic changes move to the interior. According to the German carmaker, the new models are set to be more driver-oriented, meaning a suit of technological gizmos, all configured in an updated cockpit with dual-screen layout.
The customers are also welcomed with new types of clothing, Alcantara and Daakota leather, as well as seat cushions which provide better feel, looks and comfort while being on the road.
In the engine department, the two models come with 221 horsepower and 385 Nm of torque (224 PS/165 kW and 284 lb-ft of torque), squeezed from a 1.5-liter internal combustion engine with an electric motor. The drivetrain is paired to a 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.
Also, speaking of engine configuration, we are also dealing here with four-cylinder diesels with two turbochargers and petrol burners with particulate filter. These features visibly improve the MPV`s CO2 emissions and fuel consumptions.
You can admire both models in the exquisite media gallery below. Also, don’t forget to tell us what you think! Would you pay at least £34,485 for one model?