The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a multipurpose, versatile five-seater MPV establishing a new era of front-wheel-drive. Showcasing classic lines and a dynamic design, the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is the Ultimate Driving Machine built for both business life and family activities, no matter the adventure or occasion. Despite displaying a sporty design, this car nevertheless delivers everyday practicality in the form of adjustable sliding rear seats with a 40:20:40 split, a folding floor and generous stow-away space.
Boasting a blend of agility and functionality, the 2 Series Active Tourer is the first fully developed BMW series-production model to come equipped with three-cylinder power in the form of a new lightweight turbocharged 1.5-litre petrol engine. This gives this particular model impressive fuel economy and incredible efficiency with C02 emissions from only 109g/km as a result of BMW EfficientDynamics.
The Active Tourer combines dynamism, style, sophistication and practicality in one smartly assembled car. It is exceptionally adaptable and uniquely designed featuring a low-rise double kidney grille, a steeply raked windscreen, L-shaped rear lights, clearly defined contours and a visibly sharp and sculpted bonnet to give a low-slung, sporty exterior. Vertical air-deflecting aeroblades on either side of the rear window along with a rear spoiler add style while contributing to impressive aerodynamic efficiency.
While the outside of the car displays compact exterior dimensions, the interior cabin appears light, bright, comfortable and surprisingly spacious an air that is further enhanced by the optional panoramic roof and the A-pillar triangle window, both of which also increase visibility in every direction.
Seating positions have been designed to be higher offering the driver and front passenger an impressive view while the Active Tourer also boasts first-rate legroom, predominantly in the rear, and showcases an abundance of standard and optional features for those with active lifestyles, making driving safer and keeping those travelling connected with the outside world.
Functions include optional electronically controlled dampers and variable sports steering not to mention Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Optimum Gearshift Indicator and on-demand operation of ancillary units and the integral Aero Curtain. The 2 Series Active Tourer is also the first car in the segment to feature full colour Head-Up Display. Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function and new Parking Assistant are significant safety features that are available with this car.
Alongside the all new three-cyclinder petrol is a four-cylinder lightweight diesel engine in the form of the BMW 218d which has C02 emissions as low as 109g/km, an impressive 150bhp and a peak torque of 330Nm offering optimised performance and sharp throttle response.
The entry level 2 Series Active Tourer will arrive in showrooms in September 2014 with a higher-power 225i with xDrive being released in November. In addition to this the 220i, 216d, 220d and 220d xDrive Active Tourer will join the model line-up alongside Sport, Luxury and M Sport models.