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

Article by Christian A., on September 7, 2014

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.

While the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is practical and versatile, it is also elegantly style. For instance, it features low-rise double kidney grille typically found only on BMW coupés. It also gains a sporty look thanks to its raked windscreen and defined and sculpted bonnet.

While it still features classic BMW styling cues, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer gives off an athletic appearance thanks to its wedge profile, L-shaped rear lights, crisp contours and swage lines.

Its vertical air-deflecting aeroblades on either side of the rear window as well as a rear spoiler do not only make the Active Tourer stylish, but aerodynamically efficient. With a rear windscreen wiper hidden inside the rear spoiler, the new BMW 218i Active Tourer features a drag coefficient of just 0.26.

The 2015 BMW 218i SE starts at 22,150 GBP, while the diesel-powered BMW 218d costs 24,205 GBP.

BMW created the new 2-Series Active Tourer to deliver great driving dynamics and driving experience that its vehicles are known for. It sits on a newly developed chassis that includes a single-joint spring strut axle on the front and a multi-link axle on the rear, allowing the new 2-Series Active Tourer to offer a high level of agility and directional precision as well as suspension comfort and handling stability. BMW fine-tuned the front drive axle of the new 2-Series Active Tourer to provide optimal driving dynamics as well as precise steering response. The system's functional arrangement and the car’s electromechanical steering combine to prevent torque steer.

The new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer employs high-tensile and ultra-high-tensile multi-phase steels to become safer as well as lighter. This lightweight engineering -- one of many BMW EfficientDynamics technology elements – plays a vital role in the car’s driving dynamics, and so are the Auto Start Stop function, Optimum Gearshift Indicator, Brake Energy Regeneration and an on-demand operation of ancillary units. The new 2-Series Active Tourer also makes use of Air Curtain technology that employs two vertical air inlets in the front bumper to guide airflow along the front wheels.

The standard trim for the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer is joined by two equipment lines: Sport and Luxury Lines. With the Sport Line, the 2-Series Active Tourer hikes its level of dynamism while with the Luxury Line, the car becomes more elegant and more exclusive.

Starting November 2014, the M Sport package will be made available for the 2-Series Active Tourer. This includes an M Aerodynamics package, 17- or 18-inch M light-alloy wheels and M Sport suspension as well as specially upholstered sports seats and an M leather steering wheel. Starting late autumn, BMW plans to offer more variants equipped with the xDrive intelligent all-wheel-drive system.

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