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BMW M2 Gran Tourer Rendered: Useless Doesn’t Cover It

So BMW is now claiming that they are reinventing the 7-seat MPV premium segment in which it is currently sitting all alone. The press release announcing the new 2 Series Gran Tourer claims that this model is out to get some new customers for the brand. Well, that may be true but it’s still a redundant model if you ask me.
BMW M2 Gran Tourer 3 photos
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Even more redundant is to offer it with the M Sport package. I mean, this is a car that is supposed to carry 7 people around, is pretty generous in size and yet, you can have it with a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter engine that makes just a little over 136 HP. The M Sport package and badges make a whole lot of sense!

That doesn’t seem to bother the management over in Munich that are offering the sporty package nonetheless. Yes, you can have the Gran Tourer with the M Sport suspension, body kit and even the steering wheel. Since even the photo gallery that was originally released seems to suggest that this car is aiming at soccer moms, do you think anyone will actually go for these options?

Who would want their car to be rock hard over bumps and creases and who would actually drive it sporty... well... anywhere? Most people will be looking for luxury and will be getting posh options on it that will be turning it into a cruiser.

The imagination of automotive renderers is pretty impressive though and the guys from X-Tomi Design went even further, creating an M2 Gran Tourer.

What they actually did was add a front bumper similar to the one found on the new M3 and M4 models, bigger wheels and some carbon ceramic brakes judging by the golden brake calipers. Oh, and let’s not forget about the double-slate kidney grille with the M logo on it.

It doesn’t look all that bad but it doesn’t really make sense. Not only from a practical point of view but also when you think about the car’s layout. It’s based on the UKL-platform, it’s front-wheel drive and couldn’t be transformed into an M car (at least for now). Even so, it’s good work on behalf of our Hungarian friend, we just hope it never becomes reality.

 

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