The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer both offer ample space, impressive versatility, excellent comfort and the dynamic driving qualities for which the brand is renowned. These vehicles offer a lot of interior space, somewhat quirky and contemporary looks, and to be honest, one of the best 7-seater family solutions out there. BMW has decided to update the 2 Series Active Tourer and Grand Tourer for 2018, full with a set of new engines, improved interior and some exterior changes as well.
Sales of BMW’s first Sports Activity Tourer (SAT) in the premium compact class exceeded 380,000 units between 2014 and 2017. The two models – which stand out with their functional space concept – are therefore among the brand’s bestsellers.
Both the Active Tourer and Grand Tourer will feature the latest-generation petrol and diesel engines with extensive efficiency – enhancing modifications, e.g. to the crankshaft, heat management, valve train and turbocharging. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer engines develop outputs from 80 kW/109 hp to 170 kW/231 hp, the power units for the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer from 80 kW/109 hp to 141 kW/192 hp. Combined-cycle fuel economy for the new BMW EfficientDynamics engine family comes in at between 6.4 and 4.3 l/100 km (44.1 and 65.7 mpg imp), which equates to combined CO2 emissions of 147–112 g/km.
From 3/2018 all diesel engines will employ exhaust gas treatment technology including a diesel particulate filter, NOX adsorber catalyst and SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system, which uses urea solution (AdBlue) injection to effectively reduce nitrogen oxides in the car’s exhaust gases. All four-cylinder diesels now feature BMW TwinPower Turbo technology incl. two turbochargers.
There will also be a plug-in hybrid BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer, with an electric range of 45 kilometres (28 miles). The system comes with an output of 224 hp and combined fuel economy of 2.5–2.3 l/100 km [113–122.8 mpg imp] (CO2 emissions: 57–52 g/km).
Seven-speed dual-clutch Steptronic transmission available for the first time in the two models, alongside an eight-speed Steptronic transmission and six-speed manual. The 220i is fitted as standard with the sevenspeed dual-clutch Steptronic transmission, the 225i xDrive and 220d with the eight-speed Steptronic.
The BMW’s updated premium compact models for the Sports Activity Tourer (SAT) segment will be available from March 2018. Grab a look at the complete media gallery of the BMW 2 Active Tourer and Grand Tourer for 2018 right below. We are scheduled to test both in a few weeks, so stay tuned.