BMW 2-Series Active Tourer review – Express.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2014

An extra £1,250 buys the better-equipped Sport, a further £750 secures a leather-upholstered Luxury model, while another £1,000 will see you in an even higher spec M Sport available later this year. 

A comprehensive and tempting variety of optional extras will doubtless prise buyers’ wallets open still further. 

Dynamically BMW has ensured that its new Active Tourer comfortably exceeds what is expected of any MPV, while it is suitably practical, economical and attractive. 

But in a market that is already awash with SUVs (BMW’s own X1 included), crossovers and other lifestyle/family cars, one has to wonder why BMW took quite so long to enter this particular fray and has it come too late? 

Our guess is that the Active Tourer’s appeal coupled with such strong brand magnetism will ensure its success regardless.

LOGBOOK LOWDOWN

Model: BMW 2-Series Active Tourer

On sale: Next month

Price range: £22,125-£27,205

Engine range: Petrol – 1.5-litre turbo; Turbo-diesel – 2.0-litre

Performance: 0 to 60mph in 8.9 seconds, 129mph top speed (2.0TD)

Average fuel economy: 68.9 (2.0TD)

CO2 emissions range: 109-124 g /k m

Rivals : Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Volkswagen Golf SV, Citroën C4 Picasso

Rating: 8/10

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