The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer offers generous levels of space within compact dimensions (length: 4,342 millimetres, width: 1,800 millimetres, height: 1,555 millimetres).
The brand identity with its overriding sense of dynamism is clearly present. It shines through in trademark features such as the slightly forward-slanting BMW kidney grille at the front end flanked by the distinctive twin circular headlights. The short front overhang in particular is highly unusual for a front-wheel-drive car, and is just as much a classic BMW styling cue as the short overhang at the rear, the long wheelbase, the Hofmeister kink in the rear side windows and the L-shaped rear lights.
The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is being launched with a choice of three powerful engines. The new three-cylinder petrol unit is receiving its premiere in a model from the BMW core brand in the guise of the BMW 218i Active Tourer (fuel consumption combined: 5.2–4.9 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 120–115 g/km) with six-speed manual gearbox. The engine has a displacement of 1.5 litres and generates 100 kW/136 hp.
Topping the bill at market launch is the BMW 225i Active Tourer (fuel consumption combined: 6.0–5.8 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 139–135 g/km) with a standard-fitted eight-speed Steptronic gearbox. With an output of 170 kW/231 hp, a time of 6.6 seconds for the 0 to 100 km/h dash and a top speed of 240 km/h, the model’s four-cylinder engine raises the bar for dynamic performance in its class.
The BMW 218d Active Tourer (fuel consumption combined: 4.3–4.1 l/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 114–109 g/km) is a four-cylinder diesel engine. A member of the same new engine family as its two petrol counterparts, it delivers 110 kW/150 hp while mustering up peak torque of 330 Nm (243 lb-ft). This powerpack propels the BMW 218d Active Tourer with standard six-speed manual gearbox from standstill to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 208 km/h. An eight-speed Steptronic gearbox will be available as an option for this model variant.
In addition to the standard model, BMW also offers the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in four other variants with an interior, exterior and specification tailored even more closely to customer requirements. It will also be available with the M Sport specification from the end of 2014.