Weekly Performance

Saturday, July 01, 2017

BMW ///M Sport 2 Series Gran Tourer

2 Series Gran Tourer
///M Sports

After five months of anticipation, the arrival of the special indent vehicle, 2-series Gran Tourer MPV in ///M Sports version and an exclusive  ///M Sports Estoril Blue paintwork. To make this M 2GT in exclusive Estoril Blue direct from Germany more exclusive, this is the 4th of only 4 units in Singapore. The reason is because this ///M Sport version is never a stock model in Performance Motors Limited (Singapore authorized BMW agent), and require a long process of indent, which is a very tricky situation for Singapore's unpredictable COE system.
Powered by a Euro-5 Diesel plant paired with a 6-speed Steptronic transmission, with optional 10mm lower ///M Sport suspension. This front-wheel drive Bimmer delivers superior low-end torque with plenty of "pull", shooting the 2GT around with ease and pride, delivering almost Bimmer's sheer driving pleasure. With the Singapore Government's initiative to cut diesel-powered vehicles, this ///M 2GT is the 4th and last diesel version in Singapore, that makes it even more exclusive. As of today (date of posting), the Performance Motors Limited had stopped taking orders for ///M Sport version, until further plans to bring in 216i which is an underpowered petrol variant. This special indent vehicle comes with additional hardware, namely the largest 8.8-inch ConnectedDrive Control Display, Heads-Up Display, Touch-iDrive controller with finger-recognition and Advanced Car Eyes in 2CH. To further add to the value for this ride, this special indent also comes with additional warranty and upgrade to the rare BMW Service Inclusive Plus, for worry-free and all consumables inclusive servicing for the next 5 years.

Good-bye Mazda 3, Welcome 2GT ///M Sport
After two and half years with the 2014 Skyactiv Mazda 3, it is time to let him go and embrace the 2GT. From Japan made to German made. From 5-seats to 5+2. From sedan to MPV.
The Mazda 3 had served me well ferrying my family and zipping me across the island. 
For a short period of time, I was spoilt for choice whether to bring the Mazda 3 or the 2GT out. Now, it is time to retire from service and continue your service with a former first-generation Mazda 3 owner officially w.e.f. 30th June 2017.

The Main Gallery
///M Sport 2 Series Gran Tourer

With every Bimmer, one should appreciate the iconic kidney grille. This ///M Sport version sports a ten-slate black grille instead of the usual 13-slate. The ///M Sport kit also accentuates the aggressive stance of any Bimmer, it is no less for the 2GT, which is touted as BMW's first MPV.

The 5th door can be opened/closed with a swipe of the feet, attributed to the Comfort Access feature.

The 2GT ///M Sport comes with a 17-inch 483M star-spoke alloy rims. The tyres are run-flat and comes with built-in TPMS.

Another iconic feature of any Bimmer has to be the L-shaped taillight with built-in rear fog light.

Put the headlights on!
With every Bimmer, another main highlight apart from the kidney grille, will have to be the iconic "Angel Eyes". On the 2GT, you have it in LED.

Interior trim with ///M exclusive sports seats in Cloth Hexagon/Alcantara material.

Door trim decorated with ///M door sills.

The new design "blade"type BMW remote key fob is a pleasure to grasp in the hand. It isn't just the usual three buttons but with capability to wind/unwind windows as well.

Photography by William Tan
©William Tan 2017

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