This super-practical car possesses plenty of kerb appeal, with a rising shoulder line and gently tapering roofline that help provide it with its dashing profile. It’s not all about looks, of course – as exemplified by the Active Tourer’s four-door body, which makes getting in and out of the vehicle as easy as can be.
Although the car is ideally suited to conveying a trio of younger passengers in the rear compartment, three adults will find no problems travelling short distances. A 468-litre boot space should suffice for day-to-day shopping, but if more capacity is required, folding rear seats allow 1,510 litres of cargo volume to become available.
A standard-issue 1.5-litre 140bhp petrol engine produces 0-60mph in approximately 9.6 seconds, up to 49.6mpg and CO2 emissions from 131g/km. If you require optimal efficiency, select a model that is fitted with a 1.5-litre 116bhp diesel unit, which returns as much as 68.9mpg and produces emissions as low as 107g/km. The fastest option comes in the form of 2.0-litre 192bhp petrol engine. This four-cylinder unit produces a peak torque of 280Nm, 0-60mph in roughly 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 138mph, while managing a creditable 49.6mpg (combined) figure and emissions from 129g/km.
The 2 Series Active Tourer comes loaded with desirable tech, such as a six-speaker sound system (including an MP3-compatible CD player, an FM/AM tuner and DAB radio). In addition to AUX and USB inputs, there’s also Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream audio content from compatible devices – and make and receive hands-free phone calls. Also featured as standard is BMW’s iDrive 6 navigation system, complete with a minimum-size 6.5-inch touchscreen, voice control, 3D mapping (which is updated via an SD card) and real-time traffic data. If you’re an iPhone user, Apple CarPlay preparation provides you with the opportunity to access your phone via the vehicle’s own display screen.
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Do you like the sound of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer? If so, why not book your test drive today? Please make your appointment via our website whenever you’re ready – or phone or visit your nearest Williams centre, which is open seven days a week.