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BMW Asia and Performance Motors have introduced a new variant of the 2 Series Gran Tourer - the BMW 216i Gran Tourer - to Singapore.

06 Sep 2017 | Local News : Singapore


BMW Asia and Performance Motors have announced the availability of a new variant of the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer - the new BMW 216i Gran Tourer. The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is the world's first premium compact model to offer up to seven seats, and it fully meets the mobility expectations of young families for whom not only practicality and versatility are important selling points, but also sportiness and a leisure-orientated lifestyle.

The BMW 216i Gran Tourer offers a long wheelbase and high roofline despite its compact dimensions
Despite its compact dimensions of 4,556mm x 1,800mm x 1,612mm (L x W x H) - with a maximum height of 1,641mm, including the roof rails - the new BMW 216i Gran Tourer offers a long wheelbase (2,780mm) and high roofline that point to the generous interior space. A standard third row of seats offering generous space for two additional passengers highlights the supreme flexibility of the new BMW 216i Gran Tourer.

The BMW 216i Gran Tourer features a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine, which puts out 102bhp and 180Nm of torque. It sprints from 0-100km/h in 13 seconds and on to a top speed of 180km/h. Average fuel consumption comes in at 17.2km/L, with combined CO2 emissions of 136g/km.

The new engine family is based on an all-aluminium core unit designed for ultra-low friction. The closed-deck crankcase is particularly rigid, while thermally joined cylinder liners with twin-wire, arc-sprayed coating reduce weight, as well as friction. A balancer shaft or two counter-rotating balancer shafts in the three-cylinder engine ensure smooth running across the entire rev range.

The BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is the world's first premium compact model to offer seven seats
BMW focused on a perfectly configured chassis with a wide track, a reduced friction steering system, a torsionally stiff and lightweight body, a low centre of gravity and honed aerodynamics. This chassis combines hallmark brand agility and directional control with suspension comfort. The driven front axle provides sensitive steering feedback while minimising unwanted torque steer influences.

Intelligent lightweight design plays a critical role in achieving efficiency and agility while boosting the dynamic driving qualities of the new BMW 216i Gran Tourer. High-tensile and ultra-high-tensile multi-phase steels and components that are precisely tailored to their purpose lend the body a high degree of stiffness coupled with extremely low weight.

Along with the use of state-of-the-art composite materials, the application of aluminium also ensures that the new BMW 216i Gran Tourer brings no excess weight to the scales. The bumper supports, steering shaft, brake guards and wheel swivel bearings are all made of aluminium to whittle down weight, improve the trademark BMW driving dynamics and secure outstanding fuel economy. The new BMW 216i Gran Tourer is now available for viewing at the Performance Motors showroom.

Price as of press time (inclusive of COE)

BMW 216i Gran Tourer - $158,800

Package price includes first year road tax, number plates, in-vehicle unit, registration fees, and CEVS rebates.
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