2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed: price, specs and release date
October 06, 2021 by
A new version of BMW 2 Series Active Tourer MPV doesn’t depart far from the old car visually but does see a revolution under the skin. Read on for full details.
- 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed
- Second generation of five-seat MPV
- Design more evolution than revolution
- Larger kidney grilles and standard LED headlights
- Latest BMW infotainment system introduced
- More passenger space than outgoing car
- New underpinning designed for electrified engines
- Four engine choices at launch
- Priced from £30,265
This is the all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. Even if it does look quite similar to the old car.
Big changes come underneath the skin of this MPV though, which serves as an alternative to the Mercedes B-Class.
2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer design
So the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer isn’t exactly a revolution in design compared with the old car, retaining a familiar boxy silhouette and short overhangs — if it isn’t broke, why fix it?
It does get a larger set of ‘kidney’ grilles upfront though, as is the way of BMW at the moment, along with sharper headlights which are LED as standard across the range.
Slimmer LED tailights are fitted too, and BMW is keen to highlight the exhaust pipes have been designed not to be on show and tucked away — no trim fakery going on here.
You’ve got a selection of alloy wheels ranging from 17- to 19-inches too, depending on which spec of 2 Series Active Tourer you opt for.
2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer interior and infotainment
You’re probably looking at a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer as a family car, so you’ll be keen to hear it’s apparently more spacious for passengers than the old car.
Boot space for diesel models is 470 litres, though petrol cars from some inexplicable reason see that drop to 415 litres.
There are fewer physical controls than the last Active Tourer too, with a lot of functions now found within the infotainment system.
Speaking of which, that’s an updated system too and is displayed on a 10.7-inch display, with support for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You’ll get a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display as well.
2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer engines
This new version of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer sits on new underpinnings designed to accommodate both electrified engines and regular internal combustion setups.
At launch, you’ve got a pick of four engines — three petrol and a diesel.
The former consists of the 218i and 220i, both using a three-cylinder engine with the 220i using mild-hybrid tech, as well as the four-cylinder 223i. You’ve got the 218d as the sole diesel.
All come with a seven-speed automatic gearbox as standard, and all are front-wheel-drive cars.
Two plug-in hybrid cars are due to come down the line too, but no more details have been specified on those yet.
2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer price and release date
You can order the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer now, with prices starting at £30,265.
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