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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
218i SE 5dr [2020]

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  • P11D: £25,340.00
  • Initial Payment: 9 months
  • Contract Length: 48 months
  • Annual Mileage: 5,000 miles
  • Maintenance: No thanks
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  • Road Tax: Included
  • Breakdown Cover: Included
  • Delivery: Free UK Mainland
  • Colour/Trim: Undecided
  • Options: Undecided

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Vehicle info

  • Manufacturer OTROTR: £27,395.00
  • Fuel typeFuel: Petrol
  • No. of SeatsSeats: 5
  • Fuel ConsumptionMPG: 51.4 MPG
  • Engine SizeEngine: 1499 CC
  • CO2 EmissionsCO2: 125 G/KM
  • Gearbox: Manual
  • 0-62mph: 9.3 SECS
  • Engine PowerPower: 140 BHP
  • Engine powerPower: 140 BHP
  • 0-620-62: 9.3 SECS
  • Top SpeedTop Speed: 127 MPH
  • Engine SizeSize: 1499 CC
  • GearboxGearbox: MANUAL
  • Combined MPGComb. MPG: 51.4 MPG
  • Urban MPGUrban MPG: 41.4 MPG
  • Service Interval MilesService Miles:
  • Service Interval MonthsService Mths:
  • Extra Urban MPGExt. Urban MPG: 60.1 MPG
  • CO2CO2: 125 G/KM
  • Number of seatsNo. of seats: 5
  • NCAP ratingNCAP: Not Available
  • LengthLength: 4354mm
  • WidthWidth: 1800mm
  • Boot SpaceBoot Space: 468cm3
  • HeightHeight: 1555mm

Std Equipment

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    Driver Convenience

  • Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake intervention
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Automatic tailgate operation
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW remote services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Cruise control with brake function
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gauge
  • Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
  • On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
  • Real time traffic information
  • Service interval indicator
  • Speed limiter
  • Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface with bluetooth audio streaming (Available as no-cost option)
  • Forward collision warning (Available as no-cost option)
  • Rear parking distance control (Available as no-cost option)
  • Servotronic variable electric power steering (EPS) (Available as no-cost option)
  • Entertainment

  • 2 USB sockets in rear
  • BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
  • DAB Digital radio
  • 6 speakers (Available as no-cost option)
  • Exterior Features

  • Body colour - front and rear bumpers, door handles, mirror caps, roof mouldings
  • Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats
  • Clear lenses direction indicator lights
  • Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors with aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side with integrated indicators
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Front black door sill finishers with BMW designation
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing
  • Halogen headlights
  • Headlight beam throw control
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • High level third brake light
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • Rain sensor including auto headlights activation
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear window aerial
  • Rear window wiper integrated under roof spoiler
  • Reversing light in rear light cluster
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Single chrome exhaust tailpipe
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror (Available as no-cost option)
  • Heated door mirrors (Available as no-cost option)
  • High beam assistant (Available as no-cost option)
  • Model designation (Available as no-cost option)
  • Interior Features

  • 12V power socket in centre console + front with blanking plug
  • Automatic two zone climate control air conditioning
  • Central locking switches for door, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
  • Front and rear side armrest integrated into door trim
  • Front armrest
  • Front head restraints
  • Glovebox with light
  • Interior lighting, front centre over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light activation when door is opened
  • Luggage compartment access via BMW roundel
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Steering wheel column manual adjustment
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
  • Three rear headrests
  • Three spoke sport leather steering wheel
  • Two cupholders
  • Velour floor mats
  • Welcome lighting
  • Grid cloth upholstery (Available as no-cost option)
  • Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment (Available as no-cost option)
  • Packs

  • Extended storage pack - 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer
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      BMW Navigation pack - 2 Series (Available as no-cost option)
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      No smoker package (Available as no-cost option)
  • Safety

  • 3 point seatbelts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters, rear coded belt buckles
  • Airbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possible
  • Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
  • Battery safety cut-off
  • Brake drying
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking lock
  • Braking readiness
  • Child proof locking system in rear door
  • Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electrically operated hand brake
  • Front ventilated disc brakes
  • Hill start assist
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Seat belt security check for driver and front passenger
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Side impact protection
  • Twin horns
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Collision mitigation braking system (Available as no-cost option)
  • Security

  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Remote control including integrated two key
  • Thatcham 1 alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliser
  • Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button (Available as no-cost option)
  • Technical

  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
  • Electronic differential lock
  • Intervention on the front axle when DSC deactivated
  • Lightweight engineering
  • Wheels

  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres
  • 16" V-spoke alloy wheels finished in reflex silver - style 471 (Available as no-cost option)
  • BMW mobility tyre sealing system (Available as no-cost option)
  • Trim

  • Oxide silver interior trim (Available as no-cost option)

Tech Data

    Emissions - ICE

  • CO:0.361
  • CO2 (g/km):125
  • HC:0.02
  • HC+NOx:Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A):69
  • NOx:0.025
  • Particles:0.0001
  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:144
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max:154
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min:142
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max:154
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min:141
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max:136
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min:125
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max:195
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min:187
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max:153
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min:143
  • Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft:DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes
  • CC:1499
  • Compression Ratio:11.0:1
  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE
  • Cylinders:3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):94.6
  • Engine Code:B38A15M1
  • Engine Layout:FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery:TWIN TURBO
  • Gears:6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves:12
  • Transmission:MANUAL
  • Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg):51.4
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:Yes
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg):60.1
  • EC Urban (mpg):41.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max:6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min:6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High:6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max:6.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min:6.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High:5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max:6.0
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min:5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low:8.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max:8.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min:8.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium:6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max:6.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min:6.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb:44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max:41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min:44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High:44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max:41.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min:45.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High:50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max:47.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min:51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low:34.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max:32.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min:34.0
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium:44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max:42.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min:44.8
  • General

  • Badge Engine CC:1.5
  • Badge Power:140
  • Based On ID:Not Available
  • Coin Description:i
  • Coin Series:SE
  • Generation Mark:1
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:14E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %:Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No
  • Special Edition:No
  • Special Order:No
  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1
  • Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):9.3
  • Engine Power - BHP:140
  • Engine Power - KW:103
  • Engine Power - RPM:4600
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:162
  • Engine Torque - MKG:22.4
  • Engine Torque - NM:220
  • Engine Torque - RPM:1480
  • Top Speed:127
  • Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle:NEDC Correlated
  • Tyres

  • Alloys?:Yes
  • Space Saver?:No
  • Tyre Size Front:205/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear:205/60 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style:V SPOKE STYLE 471
  • Wheel Type:16" ALLOY
  • Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height:1555
  • Length:4354
  • Wheelbase:2670
  • Width:1800
  • Width (including mirrors):2038
  • Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):51
  • Gross Vehicle Weight:1920
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1510
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):468
  • Max. Loading Weight:560
  • Max. Roof Load:75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:1300
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:695
  • Minimum Kerbweight:1360
  • No. of Seats:5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:11.3

Want a little extra?

Independent review

WARM FRONT

The 218i Active Tourer isn't what you'd normally expect from BMW. Can its innate talent overcome this shock of the new? Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

BMW's 218i Active Tourer marks a radical departure for the Bavarians but bringing this weight of talent to the compact MPV sector will have some other rivals very worried. Power comes courtesy of a 136PS 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine as seen in the MINI Cooper and all of BMW's chassis tuning experience is brought to bear. The game just moved on. Were you still too preoccupied arguing about front-wheel drive BMWs to notice?

Background

Front wheel drive people movers aren't really BMW's forte. Well not until now at least. BMW is a company that is all about rear wheel drive, with a very profitable sideline in four-wheel drive SUVs. It has let other companies develop MPVs while at the same time quietly selling front-wheel drive cars on the side, albeit wearing the MINI badge rather than a blue and white BMW roundel. The 2 Series Active Tourer crashes straight through all that we thought we knew about BMW product planning. There will be some BMW traditionalists vehemently opposed to this car, but they needn't worry. BMW will continue to sell them rear-wheel drive sports coupes and such like. If you thought that your car buying options began and ended with an upscale Ford C-MAX, we think you're going to like the 2 Series Active tourer quite a lot. Here we have a look at the entry-level 218i model.

Driving Experience

You're probably showing your age if you remember a BMW badge with -18 on the back signifying a car with a 1.8-litre engine. These days it's safer to assume the 218i has anything but a 1.8-litre lump plumbed into its nose and such is the case. Pop the bonnet and you're greeted with a 136PS 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine. At least you can claim that your car has the same engine as the BMW i8 supercar. You're just done a few kW of electrical power on BMW's hybrid sports flagship. In this guise, it gets the car to 62mph in a not catastrophic 9.2 seconds before sending it on to a respectable 127mph top speed. With turbocharging, direct petrol injection, double-Vanos variable camshaft timing and the longer firing intervals of the three-cylinders, it generates a chunky 220Nm of torque at just 1,250rpm, which are figures you might more reasonably expect from a diesel. A combination of a balancer shaft, dual-mass flywheel and a centrifugal pendulum absorber help quell the off-beat vibes you often experience in a three-cylinder engine. Where you might expect to find a compact torsion beam rear suspension, BMW has instead fitted a much more complex and expensive multi-link rear end. The 2 Series Active Tourer also benefits from a chassis where weight has been taken out where possible with the use of ultra-high strength steels in key stress points. The result is that the kerb weight of the 218i is a mere 1,320kg. That's only two kilos more than a 1.4-litre Vauxhall Meriva. A six-speed manual comes as standard, with no automatic option available for this particular engine.

Design and Build

This is a compact MPV and as such, it's fairly inevitable that the basic shape is going to be somewhat generic. Cover the badges and grille and most would probably identify this as a Mercedes. The details are nicely executed but this remains one of the more conservative designs. Compared to something like a Citroen C4 Picasso, this one's very toned down. Ignore the 2 Series name for a bit as this car doesn't share its underpinnings with the 2 Series Coupe. Instead it runs on a lengthened version of the MINI chassis with the wheelbase extended to 2,670mm. Only five-seat models are available to begin with, BMW holding back the seven-seaters until later this year. For a company with no real track record in MPVs, BMW has clearly been studying what works in rival cars. There are sliding and reclining rear seats that allow you to prioritise space for passengers or luggage. Maximum boot space is a respectable 468-litres - which is 20-litres less than the Mercedes B-Class. The rear bench is a versatile thing that can split 40:20:40 and when fully folded there's access to up to 1,510-litres. The front passenger seat also folds to accommodate items up to 2.4m long.

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £22,000 for the SE trim, from where you add £1,250 to land the Sport version, another £750 for Luxury and then yet another £1,000 for the M Sport range-topper. All are mechanically identical in the bits that really matter. Even the SE gets an automatic tailgate, two-zone automatic air conditioning, rear Park Distance Control, BMW Emergency Call, a 40:20:40 split folding rear seat with electronic folding functionality and 60:40 sliding rear bench. There's also Bluetooth with USB interface and audio streaming functionality, BMW Professional radio with single CD player and 6.5-inch monitor, DAB digital radio, Performance Control, Comfort Go keyless engine start and Drive Performance Control with ECO PRO, Comfort and Sport modes are also included. Rain sensors with automatic headlight activation, a multi-function leather steering wheel & additional 12V power socket complete tan impressive equipment list. Upgrade to the Sport and you'll see gear like 17-inch alloy wheels, Sport front seats, LED ambient lighting, Black High-gloss trim and a few enhancements to the exterior styling. Luxury models deliver a different design of 17-inch alloys, Dakota leather upholstery, LED ambient lighting, chrome exterior highlights and wood trim. The M Sport models get an M Aerodynamics package, M Sport suspension and 18-inch M light-alloy wheels, complemented by an M leather steering wheel and specially upholstered sports seats.

Cost of Ownership

You can buy a 218d diesel model which retails for just over £2,000 more, model for model, but you'd have to be cranking out an unholy annual mileage to make it pay off in terms of fuel savings. That's because this 218i gets some absolutely stellar figures and, as we've seen in the MINI, it's one of those engines that actually can approach the published numbers in real world scenarios, as long as you're not too lead-footed. To whit, BMW quotes 57.6mpg on the combined cycle with emissions rated at just 115g/km. The usual suite of BMW EfficientDynamics energy-saving features is responsible for making those vaguely implausible looking figures including Auto Start Stop and ECO PRO. When in ECO PRO mode the throttle response is adjusted to encourage a more economical driving style. The extra economy created in ECO PRO mode is fed back to the driver, with the in-car displays showing the additional number of miles achieved.

Summary

The only constant is change, and it's a truism that applies to automotive manufacturing as much as anything else. Stick to dogma and you end up a footnote in the history books. That's why BMW's decision to market a front-wheel drive MPV is both brave and sensible. Of course, there are going to be old schoolers having a fit of the conniptions about it, but where would Porsche be without the Cayenne and where would Bentley be if it hadn't developed the Continental? Both cars were sniffed at by marque purists and both went on to save their respective companies. The 2 Series Tourer isn't a lifeline model in that regard; BMW is too healthy for that, but it nevertheless accesses a huge market sector from which Munich has been traditionally denied. The 218i model would seem to make the most sense for British customers. It's well-equipped, it's keenly priced and it brings a welcome touch of dynamism to a sector where many car makers have done quite well offering substandard fare. It looks like a few of them will have to seriously up their games from this point on.

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