More about the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe
The driving dynamics of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe allow the driver to feel comfortable and confident every time they get behind the wheel. The Adaptive suspension, double-clutch transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive all work together to provide the ultimate driving experience. The 2 Series Gran Coupe assumes a leading role in its segment when it comes to agility, the combination of power and efficiency allows the TwinPower Turbo engines to set itself apart from the crowd with ease and delivers self-assuredness on every route.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe puts on a technically progressive display, its innovative driver assistance systems such as the Reversing Assistance that supports the driver through the journey whilst the innovative BMW intelligent personal assistant takes the communication between the driver and vehicle to the next level using natural commands to operate numerous vehicle functions.
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe driver assistance features include Driver Assistance which is made up of camera-based systems. The front collision warning with braking function, Speed Limit Assist, Speed Limit information with no-overtaking indicator, Preview and Lane Departure Warning, additionally the system has radar-based equipment with Crossing traffic Warning rear, Lane Change Warning and Rear Collision Warning. Another feature is Parking Assistant which is designed to make manoeuvring the vehicle easier, the Rear-View camera provides a clearer view behind the vehicle, and Active Park Distance Control offers increased protection against the damage being caused by parking. The clever assistant can also park the vehicle automatically no matter the style of space.
What’s the Towing Capacity of The BMW 2 Series?
The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has an approximate towing capacity of between 1,300KG to 1,500KG. This weight would allow the driver to tow anything from a small trailer up to a medium-sized caravan, however, it is extremely important to check the weight of your towing choice as overloading the towbar could lead to damage to your vehicle. All vehicles are equipped with a VIN plate that states the vehicle's individual towing weight and is usually located underneath the vehicle's bonnet or the passenger’s door sill.
Which Towbar is best for my BMW 2 Series?
There are three different styles of towbars available for the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, a fixed flange towbar, a fixed swan neck towbar and the detachable swan neck towbar.
The fixed flange towbar is a permanent style of towbar that is attached to the vehicle’s chassis, this style of towbar is chunky in its design and is the only style of towbar that is fitted with a plate on it. The plate allows the towbar to have towing accessories bolted onto the plate leaving the towball free to tow. The fixed flange towbar is the only style of towbar that bolt-on cycle carriers can bolt on to. The fixed flange towbar is compatible with all styles of cycle carriers, trailers, and caravans, although if you are towing a caravan with an ALKO chassis, an ALKO towball would need to be fitted before towing.
The fixed swan neck towbar is another permanent towbar, this means that the towbar cannot be removed after towing, if the towbar is removed from the vehicle this automatically invalidates its manufactures warranty. The fixed swan neck is a much thinner towbar compared to the fixed flange towbar and allows for a lot more clearance between where the towbar is fitted and where the rear parking sensors are placed. The fixed swan neck towbar is a popular choice with drivers of BMW 2 Gran Coupes that are fitted with rear parking sensors. The fixed swan neck towbar is compatible with all clamp-on style cycle carriers, trailers and caravans. It is also ALKO compatible and will not require an ALKO towball when towing a caravan with an ALKO chassis.
Finally, the detachable swan neck is the only removable style of towbar. The detachable swan neck towbar allows the towbar neck to be detached from the towbar housing using an easy twist and push method. Once the towbar neck has been detached it will allow the 2 Series Gran Coupe to return to its original pre-towbar state. The detachable swan neck towbar is compatible with all clamp-on style cycle carriers, trailers, and caravans. Again, it is also ALKO compatible and can tow a caravan with an ALKO stabiliser without requiring an ALKO towball.
Will it need a bumper cut?
When fitting the fixed swan neck and the fixed flange towbar there is no need to remove the vehicle's bumper or make any modifications to the bumper, unless the bumper isn't the standard bumper. The detachable towbar would require the bumper to be removed during fitment, this will be refitted upon completion of the installation. The detachable swan neck towbar would also require a small non-visible bumper cut to be made to the vehicle's undertray, this would only be noticeable if you were looking underneath the vehicle. If your BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has been modified this could lead to a larger incision being made, our informative towbar engineer will discuss all alterations at the beginning of the towbar installation.
How do I book a Towbar Fitment?
We know our customers lead busy lives, which is why our engineers will come to your home or your place of work. You can choose a morning appointment between 8 am and 12 pm or in the afternoon between 12 pm and 6 pm. Our team will fit your Towbar at a time that’s convenient to you. Our Towbar fitting service can take as little as one hour and up to four hours, depending on your vehicle.
To get a quote, all you need to do is search for your vehicle below or enter your registration number and postcode above. You can book your date, time, and location online, and we will take care of the rest. We will bring everything needed to complete the job in one appointment. If you order any Cycle Carriers or accessories with your Towbar, the Engineer will also bring those.
Why choose Towbar Express?
Towbar Express have over 30 years of experience in the industry, and we know exactly what you need! We employ all our Towbar Engineers, so we won’t just contract out the work to a 3rd party company. Our Engineers are trained to a high standard, and as new vehicles are released, more training is carried out to ensure they understand every aspect of every vehicle.
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