BMW has shaken up the mini-MPV market with the 2 Series Active Tourer. Offering buyers a premium alternative to the Citroen C4 Picasso and the Volkswagen Golf SV, testers rate it highly for both the quality of the engine lineup and its engaging driving dynamics.
Here are the the 13 hues available for the 2 Series Active Tourer with prices and images for each. Put the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in our car configurator to see how much carwow could help you save.
For more information, including what the difference between solid, metallic and special paint colours is, read our car paint types guide.
Solid paint finishes
Alpine White – £0
This fashionable white shade is a no cost option – what’s not to like? Admittedly, the constant need to wash away dirt might be a hassle, but from a financial point of view, Alpine White makes plenty of sense. Especially when you consider that lots of used buyers will want this shade.
Jet Black – £0
Jet black should be fairly popular at trade in time, as black cars are almost always sought after on the used market. It’ll cover road muck to a point but cheap car washes can leave swirls in the paintwork.
Metallic paint finishes
Black Sapphire – £550
Found throughout the BMW range, Black Sapphire should be a fairly easy colour to shift when the time comes to selling it. Again, it’ll cover road grime for a little while but don’t cut corners when you wash it if you want it to look its best.
Glacier Silver – £550
The populairty of silver cars makes Glacier Silver a great choice from a financial point of view – many used buyers won’t think twice about purchasing this shade. It will start to show up dirt fairly quickly so don’t delay with taking it to the car wash.
Mineral White – £550
Since white cars are seen as desirable at the moment, this is a choice which can be made with both the head and the heart. It’ll take regular cleaning to keep it on form but used buyers will flock to this hue.
Mineral Grey – £550
A sensible decision from a financial point of view, Mineral Grey will always be a popular choice in BMW’s range. Grey tends to be a fairly low maintenance option when it comes to washing, too.
Platinum Silver – £550
A very subtle brown tint adds a little bit of class to this otherwise unremarkable colour. There are likely to be more popular colour choices, but at least it won’t need frequent cleaning.
Sparkling Brown – £550
Sparkling Brown may be slightly harder to sell to the used market than a monochrome shade but it adds a definite air of class to the Active Tourer. It’ll hide dirt really well though so won’t require lots of trips to the car wash.
Imperial Blue Xirallic – £550
This ‘Xirallic’ paint finish features extremely fine oxidised metal flakes to give a finer, more intense sparkle. While it won’t make a huge amount of difference to resale values, it also cost the same £550 as the rest of the metallic range. Used buyers will love it and it won’t need excessive cleaning to keep it looking good.
Flamenco Red – £550
A bright red won’t be everybody’s first choice for a mini-MPV, but it certainly helps the 2 Series Active Tourer to stand out. The image above also includes wing mirrors finished in black – a no-cost option on Sport models. Reselling might take a little longer than other colours and some maintenance will be required to keep it looking sharp.
Atlantic Grey – £550
The slightly blueish tint to Atlantic Grey sets it apart from Mineral Grey. The latter is likely to be the option more in demand come trade-in time, so it would be the one we’d recommend for resale values. This darker colour will hide dirt well so won’t need much washing.
Mediterranean Blue – £550
This medium metallic blue will need some attention from the car wash to keep it at its best but, on the plus side, residual values should be fairly strong because few used buyers being put off by blue cars.
Estoril Blue – £550
Arguably the most lively paint option for the Active Tourer, Estoril Blue is frequently a colour picked on BMW’s M division cars. In the case of the Active Tourer, it is only available with M Sport models, guaranteeing it should be a fairly rare sight. It’ll take work to keep it clean but only the most introvert used buyers will avoid it.
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