Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 8.4 - 9.1 mpp
Diesel engines 9.7 - 11.4 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 39.2 - 42.8 mpg
Diesel engines 47.9 - 56.5 mpg

Significantly effective measures have been standardised to reduce BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer running costs regardless of the engine, gearbox or number of driven wheels you choose.

The company’s EfficientDynamics programme has seen stop/start, aerodynamics-boosting automatic grille closing and brake energy recuperation among other features employed to reduce the car’s thirst for petrol and diesel.

Championing the efficiency cause and offering the lowest on-paper running costs is the 216d version. Claims of 68.9mpg from its diesel-sipping three-cylinder 1.5-litre engine are complemented by CO2 emissions of just 108g/km, placing it in a low VED car tax band.

We would also advise investing in the Service Inclusive Pack offering 50,000 miles or five years of cover for under £500.

From launch the lowest BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer emissions figures are credited to the 216d, producing 108g/km of CO2.

Benefitting from BMW’s EfficientDynamics fuel-saving measures it’s worth noting that even the most polluting version, the 220i with manual transmission, is 145g/km.

Given that the firm’s not a complete novice to front-wheel drive machinery – if you take the popular MINIs into account – it’s unlikely that BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer reliability is going to be less than impressive.

Even though the three-cylinder engines are relative new to BMW-badged products, early reports of the motors’ robustness are proving positive, while the larger four-cylinder powerplants already have a proven track record.

Build quality, interior plastics and switchgear are all excellent so shouldn’t cause any ownership headaches either, although inevitably in a family-focused MPV it’s likely that kids’ hands will tug and pull on components in ways not envisaged. It feels suitably resilient, though.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £165
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 10 - 22
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