Blink and you’ll miss the changes that BMW bestowed upon the 2 Series front-wheel drive minivans – both the Active and Gran Tourer models sport utterly minor changes in all departments.
The company is certainly an expert in terms of discreet makeovers – and we’ve seen that happen with other mid-cycle updates – so there’s no surprise the people carriers, the first ever minivans from Bavaria and also the first front wheel drive iterations, are arriving so ever lightly modified. The five-seat 2 Series Active Tourer and the seven-seat Gran Tourer have fortunately been treated by BMW with explanatory infographics – see them in the gallery below – so you’ll be able to study in depth the exact modifications. Among the highlights we can note the arrival of the Jucaro Beige and Sunset Orange shades, along with a total of six new alloy wheel designs with dimensions from 17 to 19 inches.
In addition, the LED headlights have been discreetly modified for a contemporary look, and so have been the LEDs at the back, now treated to different graphics. The kidney grille has also been updated, and there are new optionally-available LED fog lamps. The 2 Series Active Tourer / Gran Tourer with the optional M Sport Package has also been revised. The most notable technical addition to the range is the introduction on both models of the seven-speed, dual-clutch Steptronic transmission, with both autos now featuring an electronic gear shift lever. Inside, BMW fits the latest version of the iDrive infotainment system, complete with BMW ConnectedDrive and we can also tell you all engines have been optimized for increased efficiency.