BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer MPV - MPG, running costs & CO2

Given the size of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, its engines make it remarkably efficient

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The engines used in the 2 Series Gran Tourer are carried over from the latest BMW-built MINI. The two petrols and three diesels in the range all return solid fuel economy, thanks to new technology already seen in the MINI.

The diesel engines are naturally the most efficient models in the range, but it’s worth bearing in mind that they’re also more expensive than the petrols. The diesels can cost between £1,000 and nearly £5,000 more compared to a model with a similarly sized petrol engine.

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer MPG & CO2

Fuel efficiency is a strong point no matter what engine you go for. The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol in the 218i is also found in the MINI Cooper hatchback. It can return 47.1mpg and emits 137g/km of CO2. Surprisingly, the larger 2.0-litre turbo petrol is a little more frugal, managing fuel economy of 47.9mpg and reducing CO2 emissions to 134g/km. Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) bands are 28 and 27% respectively.

The diesels are markedly more fuel-efficient. The smallest 1.5-litre 216d manages a very strong 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions of 116g/km, making it the cleanest and most fuel-efficient engine in the range. However, company-car users still face a stiff 28% BiK rating.

The 218d and 220d use a 2.0-litre diesel with two different power outputs, and both manage 61.4mpg. CO2 emissions of just over 120g/km of CO2 spell a 29% BiK rating, though. That means the largest diesel is still more economical than the smallest petrol, but you'll need to have a high annual mileage to offset higher cost of buying the diesel in the first place. If you don’t need the Gran Tourer’s extra space, the smaller 2 Series Active Tourer is even more efficient.

Every BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer costs £140 a year to tax. Versions costing more than £40,000 (including options) also face an additional surcharge of £310 in years two to six, taking the total yearly cost up to £450 during that period.


The Gran Tourer’s insurance groups will range between group 10 and 21, similar to its five-seat counterpart, the 2 Series Active Tourer. The lowest group is rather unique in the MPV segment, and should help keep insurance costs low.


Just like any other BMW, the Gran Tourer comes with a three-year/unlimited-mileage warranty. This lags some way behind some other manufacturers, which offer five or even seven-year warranties.


Service intervals are flexible and BMW’s Service Inclusive plan is priced from £425. The more comprehensive Service Inclusive Plus plan will cost £1,380.

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