BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2015
he arrival of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2015 (fuel consumption combined: 6.0-4.1 litres per 100 km [47-68.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions: 139-109 g/km) sees BMW expand its portfolio into another new model segment. The newcomer in the premium compact class skilfully blends comfort and functionality of space with the trademark BMW strengths of dynamism, style and elegance. Following on from the Coupe as the second member of the new BMW 2-Series range, the harmoniously proportioned Active Tourer oozes sportiness from every angle. Measuring just 4,342 millimetres long, 1,800 millimetres wide and 1,555 millimetres in height, it combines compact dimensions on the outside with a strikingly spacious feel on the inside, making it perfectly suited to cope with the growing challenges of urban mobility.
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2015 Interior
The new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2015 combines generous interior space, comfort, first-class practicality and typical BMW driving dynamics all in one premium compact-segment model. Despite the exterior length of just 4,342 millimetres, these models offer typical luxury-class legroom, particularly in the rear. The Sports Active Tourer defines a new genre in the compact segment, with a unique package based on practicality, quality and driving dynamics. These features make the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer the ideal vehicle for people with an active lifestyle who want lots of interior space, flexibility and ample carrying capacity – amongst other things for high-end sports equipment – yet at the same time prefer to drive a compact vehicle. The new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer will also appeal to young families for whom lifestyle appeal, sporty performance, practicality and adaptability are important factors when buying a car.
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2015 Exterior
BMW’s future includes front-wheel drive, a layout that ultimately will nearly the double the brand’s sales and production. With the introduction of the BMW 2-series Active Tourer 2015, that future is upon us. (Deep breaths.) As if a front-drive BMW wasn’t bad enough, this one is a high-roof hatchback that you may as well call a van. The Bavarians call it the “newest member of the 2-series family,” but the Active Tourer has far more in common with the new Mini Cooper hardtop than it does the car the company pitches as a modern-day 2002. The 2-series measures at 170.9 inches in length, 61.4 inches tall, and 70.9 inches wide, with a wheelbase of 105.1 inches. As mentioned, its compact platform is shared, albeit slightly altered, with the new Mini. Down the road, this architecture will underpin a great number of BMW’s blossoming lineup of front-wheel-drive cars.
BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2015 Enginee
The 2-series Active Tourer is the second BMW-badged model to be fitted with a three-cylinder engine after the i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. The entry-level model, the 218i, comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder that makes 136 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. BMW says that it’s capable of running from zero to 62 in 9.3 seconds and has a top speed of 124 mph. Power is transmitted to the front wheels through a six-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic. The top-of-the-line model is the 225i, which is fitted with a 2.0-liter turbo four that makes 231 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. Fitted exclusively with an eight-speed slushbox, it charges to 62 mph in an impressive 6.8 seconds and manages a top speed of 146 mph. Believe it or not, it comes with launch control.