This MPV cuts quite the dash, belying its practical nature. For a car that can transport seven people, it’s quite compact, making it useful in busy urban situations. What’s more, a five-door body ensures that access to all three passenger compartments and luggage area is never an issue.
Access to all three compartments is easy. The middle row of seats slide backwards and forwards and you can also fold forward the outermost seats on each side. Row two comfortably accommodates three adults on shorter journeys, while row three is ideally suited to conveying a pair of younger travellers.
Entry-level models are typically installed with a 1.5-litre petrol engine, which delivers 0-60mph in less than 10 seconds. This 140bhp unit also manages up to 47.6mpg while producing CO2 emissions from 133g/km. The greenest option is represented by a 1.5-litre 116bhp diesel engine, which returns as much as 66.9mpg and produces emissions as low as 109g/km. If you prefer your 2 Series Active Tourer to have a bit more pace and power, a 2.0-litre 192bhp petrol unit is the one to go for. Firing on four cylinders, it produces 280Nm of torque, 0-60mph in less than eight seconds and a maximum speed of 136ph. Nevertheless, it still manages a combined 47.6mpg figure and emissions that start at 131g/km.
With all seven seats occupied and a long journey ahead, it’s important that everyone is kept suitably entertained. Thanks to a six-speaker sound system, which includes a CD player, AM/FM radio and DAB digital tuner, you shouldn’t have any problems in that respect. Naturally, the car features AUX and USB inputs, ideal for plug-and-play functionality – as well as Bluetooth, which enables you to stream musical or spoken word family favourites. In order that you get to your destination in a timely manner, a 6.5-inch touchscreen navigation system is in place, offering voice control, 3D mapping and traffic updates.
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