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2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer gets subtle facelift, now offered with 7-speed, dual-clutch Steptronic gearbox

BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer finally gets its first ever mid-cycle update, and if we could describe the facelift in one word, we would say that it was very “discreet”. This minivan isn’t just the first for BMW, but it also marks their first attempt to do a front wheel drive too.

Both variants, namely the five seater 2 Series Active Tourer, as well as the seven seat Gran Tourer, will be getting the new paint scheme of Jucaro Beige and Sunset Orange, together with the six new options for alloy wheels that vary in size from 17 to 19 inches.

When looking at it from the outside, the changes are very hard to see, which is why we are going to point them out for you. First, the LED headlights have a more hexagonal shape like the new BMW models, while the rear features light emitting diodes that exhibit different graphics. The kidney grille, single-piece air intake, and LED fog lamps are also new here.

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Is a pre-owned 228i best BMW you can buy these days?

Looking for a fairly new BMW? Well, you can now own a used BMW 228i for 25,000 USD. Though basically considered as a small and modest coupe, the BMW 228i could bring big value for your money. Primarily because it has the perfect size that makes driving more fun. It probably is the best driver’s car around especially with the increasing number of big SUVs on the road.

Tipping the scales at 3,260 pounds, the BMW 228i is not only compact in size but is also relatively lighter. The dimensions are exactly what an everyday driver is looking for in a car because the 228i is neither too long nor too wide. One thing’s for sure, taking this coupe anywhere won’t be a problem since it’s much easier to get through a tight traffic if the car isn’t taking a lot of space to start with.

Most of all, the 2 Series is a relatively new model range, which means, driving one of these won’t definitely ruin your style. It will literally take your driving to a whole new level because it feels more agile than most BMWs. Never mind that it doesn’t come with the M badge like those on the faster BMW models. In fact, the 228i has better suspension than say, a BMW M235 or an M240 because it offers superior comfort and better handling. In most cases, things can get out of hand if the car is too powerful or runs too fast. But certainly not for the 228i since the four cylinder provides sturdy driving force that does not compromise other parts of the vehicle.

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Limited-edition BMW M240i M Performance Edition is looking great

BMW 2 Series gets a serious facelift, giving it more spunk. The Bavarian company just refreshed the not-so-new model with a limited M240i M Performance Edition. And though the differences between this model and the current model are very subtle compared to the 2 Series update, there’s nothing wrong with adding a few extra features in the special edition package. In fact, updates are almost always a good thing, right?

The company suggests that this M Performance Edition is meant to “express the athletic appeal of the sport coupe even more”. And a sportier car definitely means a faster one right? So let us start off with the upgraded 3.0-liter inline six engine that can yield up to 340 horsepower that is paired to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic gearbox - adding only an extra five horsepower over the standard 335 horsepower.

If they choose to get the xDrive all-wheel drive system, they won’t have a choice but get the automatic. Though the company promises that whichever one you get, the 2 Series will get you to 60 miles per hour in a little over four seconds.

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2018 BMW 2-Series Facelift gets all-new interior and a few exciting exterior upgrades

BMW had just launched the 2018 2-Series Coupe and Cabrio Facelift and M2 Facelift, now with subtle changes both in and outside. Seems like the 2 Series is following the footsteps of its bigger brother, the newly refreshed 4 Series.

One of the most noticeable changes would be the new bi-LED headlights, that now come standard across the range. The new headlights and clusters were designed in a hexagon-like “angel eyes” shape that replaces the rounder layout of the previous models. Customers also have an option to go for an adaptive full-LED setup for an additional cost.

The pair of kidney grilles are now larger, as well as the air intakes for a more aggressive face. Though the rear end looks untouched, BMW says that the standard taillights got a nip and tuck. To complete the new look of the 2 Series, customers get to choose from three new colours including Sunset Orange, Seaside Blue, and Mediterranean Blue. Plus there are four sets of alloy wheels that they can choose from - two sets of 17-inch wheels while the other two measure 18-inches.

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Nearly a year ago at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, AC Schnitzer unveiled a 570-hp monster in the form of the AC Schnitzer ACL2. For the 2017 edition of the Geneva Motor Show, AC Schnitzer will be unveiling a new version that is less powerful but is nonetheless appealing.

AC Schnitzer is introducing its new BMW M240i ACL2S, a special edition model that the German tuner has come up with as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. As its moniker indicates, this special edition is based on the BMW M240i. However, AC Schnitzer implemented a number modifications aimed at upgrading both the looks and the performance of a typical BMW M240i.

As it is, a typical BMW M240i is powered by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo engine that could develop 335 hp of max output and 369 lb.-ft. of peak torque. When paired to a manual transmission, this engine allows the BMW M240i to accelerate from zero to 62 miles per hour in 4.8 seconds. But when mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, this powerplant allows the car to sprint from nil to 62 mph in just 4.6 seconds.

Read the entire article AC Schnitzer celebrates 30 years with new BMW M240i ACL2S Special Edition

AC Schnitzer showcased a 570 HP monster in the ongoing 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the AC Schnitzer ACL2. The car’s brute force is achieved by replacing the standard engine with an M4 power plant with an AC Schnitzer performance upgrade and by eliminating the Vmax limit via control unit programming. Cornering was vastly improved via the rear limited slip differential with Drexler diff lock increased from 25 to 95 percent.

The concept vehicle was designed with the motto “Less is more” which is reflected in the letter “L” in the name and further reflected in the car’s optimized carbon intake tract as well as the lightweight battery.

Aachen-based engineers working with this “Less is more” formula in mind were able to produce a very lightweight vehicle that, with 2.54 kg per hp, easily outperforms other vehicles like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Ferrari 458 Italia.

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The 2 Series Convertible is the third model in BMW‘s 2 Series line-up and is a direct replacement for the 1 Series Convertible. The 2 Series Convertible could be powered by one of the four available engines, including a 2.0-liter diesel for the 220d and an M Performance variant (M235i).

Aside from an average 18-percent improvement in fuel economy, the 2 Series Convertible also boasts of improvements in passenger space and access, acoustic comfort, style, dynamism and equipment. For the first time, ConnectedDrive services now include wireless updating of navigation data.

These improvements were due to the 2 Series Convertible larger dimensions (longer by 72mm, wider by 26mm, longer wheelbase by 30mm). With just a push of a button, the electrically operated folding soft top could rise or lower in just 20 seconds, even while travelling at speeds of just over 30mph.

Read the entire article BMW 2-Series Convertible starts at 29,180 GBP in the UK

BMW has unveiled the 2 Series Active Tourer xDrive – the latest iteration of the model that features with the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. BMW first used the xDrive in the BMW X3 and the X5 around a decade ago and is now making the four-wheel drive system available in a number of models and series.

This system does not only better traction and stability but is also always aligned to each vehicle concept, thus paving way to high degree of functionality and improved cornering dynamics as well as keeping the fuel consumption and emission levels of four-wheel drive vehicles as low as possible.

The 2 Series Active Tourer is the latest example of model-specific alignment of the four-wheel drive system. But unlike previous variants, BMW xDrive for the first time is grounded on a front-wheel drive concept with transversally installed engines.

Read the entire article BMW unveils the 2-Series xDrive Active Tourer

BMW’s new 2-Series Convertible (F23) had its world premiere at the 2014 Paris Motor Show and showed its sporty and elegant design lines. For those who don’t know, the 2-Series Convertible is the successor to the BMW 1-Series Convertible and follows the same recipe as its predecessor, featuring an electrically operated soft-top that can be “hidden” in just 20 seconds and while travelling at speeds of up to 50 km or 31 miles.

Moreover, the 2-Series Convertible is the first model to offer the new-generation Navigation system Professional that allows data to be updated “over the air” using the embedded SIM card. The German carmaker will offer the 2-series Convertible with one petrol engine and a diesel powerplant.

The 2015 BMW 228i Convertible uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder in-line petrol engine that generates 245 hp (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). This model accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.0 seconds, while top speed is limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 2-Series Convertible (F23) makes world debut at 2014 Paris Motor Show [Live Photos]

The BMW 2-Series Coupe was unveiled in October 2013, which means it was time for a small update. As a result, the Bavarian manufacturer introduced today an updated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine on the 220d Coupe, delivering 190 hp (140 kW) and 400 Nm of torque. If you don’t remember, the current version of the engine delivers 184 hp (135 kW) and 380 Nm of torque.

Bolted to the standard 6-speed manual transmission, the new diesel engine offers an average fuel consumption of 4.4 to 4.1 l/100 km, while CO2 emissions are 115 to 107 g/km.

As an option, the 2015 BMW 220d Coupe is available with an 8-speed automatic Steptronic transmission that makes the vehicle even more fuel-efficient because it needs between 4.1 to 3.8 l/100 km, with CO2 emissions between 107 and 99 grams per km.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 220d Coupe gets an updated 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine

Last week, BMW introduced the all-new 2015 2-Series Cabriolet (F23) but we didn’t tell you folks anything about the M Sport Pack available for the new vehicle. As you can see from the photos, the new M Sport Pack includes a new front bumper featuring larger air intakes, striking side sills, a rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and a high-gloss chrome twin tailpipe exhaust system.

The exterior design is completed by the 17-inch M light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, while 18-inch are available as an option.

Open the doors and you will see the aluminum door sill strips wearing the M logo, new sport seats for the driver and front passenger, a sliding armrest, Aluminum Hexagon interior trim strips with Estoril Blue accents, an M steering wheel wrapped in leather, a special dial design for the instrument cluster, ambient lightning and M driver’s footrest.

Read the entire article 2015 BMW 2-Series Convertible (F23) with M Sport Package

BMW has finally unveiled the 2015 2-Series Convertible (F23) and announced that it will bring the new vehicle at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. As expected, this model replaces the 1-Series Convertible and the design is not new as it was already seen on the 2-Series Coupe. The newly developed fabric top opens and closes in 20 seconds and can be operated at speeds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph).

Moreover, it is available as standard in black but as an option you can get it in Anthracite with silver effect and Brown with silver effect. Compared with the 1-Series Convertible, the 2-Series Convertible has a length of 4,432 mm (+72 mm), a width of 1,774 mm (+26 mm), while the wheelbase increased by 30 mm to 2,690 mm.

Due to the new dimensions, the luggage compartment increased by 30 litres to 335 litres with the top closed or by 20 litres to 280 litres with the top open.

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The BMW 2 Series Coupe will soon be joined by the highly anticipated BMW 2 Series Convertible. To be sold in the United States as the 228i and M235i, the 2 Series Convertible brings the exciting option of being able to feel the breeze while driving with the style and dynamism of the 2 Series Coupe.

To be unfurled for the world at the Paris Motor Show, the MY2015 M235i, the 228i and the 228i xDrive are set to arrive in showrooms across the US in early 2015. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices are set at $38,850 for the 228i, $40,650 for the 228i xDrive, and $48,650 for the M235i.

The price tag already includes $950 destination and handling costs. With the 2 Series Convertible, BMW is trying is emulate the success and sales dominance of the BMW 1 Series Convertible, which was the first open-top premium model in the sub-compact segment. The BMW 1 Series Convertible has been able to thwart various challengers and has already reached sales of over 130,000 units worldwide.

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Behold! The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is arriving, signaling an era for the German carmaker in which it offers front wheel-drive and three cylinder engines. The Active Tourer -- BMW’s follow-up as the newest member of the BMW 2 Series range – could be powered with either an all-new three-cylinder engine or a four-cylinder one.

The power from the engine will be transmitted to the wheels by BMW’s front-wheel-drive system. BMW will soon offer an all-wheel-drive xDrive system later this year. Active Tourer is a well-packaged material that merges dynamism, style and elegance as well as practicality. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer boasts of extensive connectivity provided by BMW ConnectedDrive.

With dimensions of 4,342mm (length), 1,555mm (height) and 1,800mm (width), the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is roomy enough for five passengers and spacious enough to hold 1,510 liters of luggage with the rear seats folded down – making it suitable and perfect to the increasing challenges of urban mobility.

Read the entire article BMW 2-Series Active Tourer starts at 22,150 GBP in the UK

Three of four buyers of the BMW 2-series Active Tourer minivan is expected be new to the brand. Frank Niederlaender, head of product management for BMW’s lower model range, told Automotive News Europe that the Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent.

The carmaker expects the 2-series Active Tourer to capture buyer who would otherwise purchase vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz B class or Volkswagen Touran.

BMW introduced the minivan with an aim of attracting younger families, who typically would remain as customer as they get older. BMW is expecting demand for luxury compact cars to accelerate over the next 10 years faster than for the overall luxury market.

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The all-new Track Handling Package for the 2015 BMW 228i Coupe will be available starting July 2014. The new Track Handling Package – inspired by the original formula of BMW “S-package” vehicles -- includes the M Adaptive Suspension, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on distinct 18-inch light-alloy wheels, Variable Sport Steering, and M Sport Brakes.

The package will be available by July for 2015 BMW 228i Coupe fitted with either six-speed manual or eight-speed Sport Automatic gearboxes. The Track Handling Package may be installed to any 228i Coupe during the ordering process.

The Adaptive M Suspension brings the starting stance around 10mm lower than the suspension of a standard BMW 228i Coupe, resulting to lower center of gravity.

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BMW would wait at least 15 months before it would launch the new 2-series Active Tourer in the United States as it executives don’t believe that the five-door wagon won’t be a hit in the country. BMW unveiled the fwd 2-series Active Tourer at the Geneva Motor Show and will start selling it in September in Europe.

Frank Niederlaender, head of product management for BMW lower-series vehicles, remarked that U.S. consumers don't prefer hatchbacks. He noted that while the new 2-series Active Tourer has space that US consumers want, it not enough to appeal to them. "We have to find the right timing," Niederlaender said.

BMW waited for around three years before it launched the X1 crossover in the US because of its small size. The X1, however, has exceeded expectations, with 26,512 sold in the US in 2013, about 10,000 more than planned.

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This is it folks, the all-new 2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, the latest addition in the 2-Series range. Measuring ,342 millimetres long, 1,800 millimetres wide and 1,555 millimetres in height, the 2-Series Active Tourer promises to combine compact dimensions on the outside with a strikingly spacious feel on the inside.

Looking just like the Active Tourer Concept new vehicle is easily recognizable as a BMW thanks to the big kidney grille, but the big surprise is found inside, where together with the compact dimensions on the outside with a strikingly spacious feel on the inside, there is an unprecedented feeling of spaciousness.

Moreover, the controls for the radio, air conditioning and air vents are angled towards the driver in another unmistakable BMW design trait. The 2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer has a luggage compartment that can be enlarged from 468 to 1,510 litres, and the 40:20:40 split-folding rear backrest fitted as standard exemplify this model’s excellent everyday practicality.

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If you are not a fan of the high-performance M235i, BMW has just revealed the M Performance parts developed for all variants of the 2-Series Coupe. The parts will be available in March 2014 and will add a touch of individual style in a way that expresses motor racing enthusiasm. BMW will also offer the M Performance Power Kit for the 220d Coupe, increasing the output of the 4-cylinder diesel engine by 12 kW/16 bhp to 147 kW/200 bhp and maximum torque by 40 Nm to 420 Nm.

An M Performance silencer system is available for the M235i Coupe, which reduces exhaust gas pressure in order to produce a sports-style sound. Moreover, BMW offers M performance Performance tailpipe trim elements are offered in chrome or carbon, bearing the M logo. For the M235i Coupe, BMW also offers the M Performance limited-slip differential, that ensures traction-optimized distribution of drive torque between the rear wheels.

For all model variants, BMW offers the M Performance sports suspension that includes a lowering of 20 millimetres compared to the standard version, specific dampers and shortened coil springs finished in red, as well as M Performance brake system with brake calipers painted in a choice of red, yellow or orange. The brake calipers are hidden behind the 19-inch forged BMW M Performance light alloy wheels, which are also available in two design versions.

Read the entire article M Performance parts now available for the 2014 BMW 2-Series Coupe (F22)

BMW will start selling the Active Tourer crossover in the United States in early 2015. According to Ian Robertson, BMW AG's board member for sales and marketing, the Active Tourer will share a front-wheel-drive platform and new three- and four-cylinder engines with the next-generation Mini Cooper. The Active Tourer, which is BMW’s first front-wheel-drive crossover, will rival the Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover that will arrive in the US in September 2014.

Robertson remarked that the Active Tourer will be the first of several new fwd vehicles.  "You will see BMW push into segments where we haven't been before," Robertson said. He remarked that the Active Tourer will also be available in a longer-wheelbase version with a third row of seats. The new BMW/Mini platform could also underpin all-wheel drive vehicles.

While Robertson did not provide dimensions of the Active Tourer, the show car measures 171 inches in length and 61 inches in height. In comparison, the rear-wheel-drive BMW X1 crossover measures 176.5 inches in length and 70.8 inches in height. Robertson remarked that BMW is seeking to conquest buyers with the new platform.

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