GoAutoLogo
MENU

BMW - 2 Series Active Tourer

Latest articles for BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

2 Series Active Tourer

Make: BMW

Model: 2 Series Active Tourer

Released: Jan 1970

BMW logo1 Nov 2014

By ROBBIE WALLIS

The first front-wheel-drive vehicle in BMW’S history, the 2 Series Active Tourer, entered Australian showrooms in November 2014, ready to take on its most obvious rival, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class.

Available in three variants, the spacious hatchback offered a choice between two petrol engines and a diesel-powered version, all with torque sent to the front wheels only.

The entry-level 218i combined a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder engine – its first application for the brand – with a six-speed automatic transmission to produce 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque, while consuming as little as 5.2 litres of fuel per 100km.

The top-performing 225i featured a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine producing 170kW and 350Nm. It teamed up with an eight-speed automatic transmission and could dash from 0-100km/h in 6.6 seconds, a full three seconds quicker than the 218i.

Combined-cycle fuel consumption for the 225i stood at 6.1L/100km but both petrol-powered versions were trumped for frugality by the 218d diesel variant which used just 4.2L/100km.

Fitted standard with an eight-speed automatic, the diesel model’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine developed 110kW and a hearty 330Nm of torque.

Specification and equipment for 218i and 218d versions were the same, with both variants wearing 17-inch wheels, foglights and Sport Line touches that continue through to the interior.

When it was new

Latest reviews

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.