Functionality comes wrapped in luxury with the newest successor from BMW christened as the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The car is one of the members of the BMW 2 Series that is a series of compact executive cars. The series comes in three different body styles – a compact coupe version, a convertible version and the added Active Tourer version running on a totally different front wheel drive. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer was first introduced by the German manufacturer in the year 2014 into the autoworld with an expectation to fetch its business in a special segment of buyers who desire to own a spacious and luxurious people mover with a BMW logo imprinted on it. Complementing to the stylish and wide look of the car, it is given an impressive and elegant exterior design which confidently carries the BMW's logo. BMW 2 Series Active Tourer comes with 3 equally desirable variants to choose from, which include the BMW 218i Active Tourer, BMW 225i Active Tourer and the BMW 218d Active Tourer. Among these, the most dynamic petrol variant (BMW 225i Active Tourer) is powered by the soul 1998 cc 4 cylinder 16 valve BMW TwinPower Turbo engine integrated with an all wheel drive, which collectively churns out a maximum power of 231 hp between 4750 and 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1250 rpm. The interior design of the car is added with an awe-inspiring aesthetic finish and royal comfort for added safety. Along with these features, there is this grand space given to solve the lugguage storage problems for a big family. Safety employed in the car is purely dependable owing to the features, like, the ABS (Anti Lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), crash safety, active blind spot assist system and lane departure warning system with Collision Mitigation.
The art of blending refinement and functionality is shown impressively with the efficient engine range of this tourer. The most efficient BMW Active Tourer 218d diesel variant pumped-up by the 2.0-litre diesel engine displays a combined fuel economy of 4.3 to 4.1-litres per 100km, which is significantly high.
The sophisticated dynamism displayed by the car is a result of the concentrated potential energy capsuled in it. The most dynamic power mill sprinting down the hood of the 225i petrol variant is the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which wholeheartedly gifts you a maximum power output of 231 hp between 4750 and 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1250 rpm.
All your dynamic desires can surely find a way to satisfaction with the concentrated potential pumped in the car. The car owing to its 2.0-litre petrol engine fitted in the 225i variant pumps the tourer with an acceleration value for which the car achieves a speed of 100kmph from naught in 8.9 seconds.
The exterior designers of BMW never misses a chance to captivate your senses with their extravagant styling of the car's exterior and they have proved their creativity again with the astonishing design of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The kidney-shaped unique radiator grille, Adaptive LED headlights, well-contoured and wide air inlets, expressive chrome accents on the front apron and the BMW logo, which is the centre of attraction collectively imparts an extravagant and masculine front look to the car. The charming design of the 18-inch alloy wheels with the BMW logo revolving at the center gives the car an awe-inspiring look. The car also features a sporty rear look with the new stylish rear lamp assembly, shark fin antenna, rear spoiler and tweaked rear bumper.
The dynamic capabilities of this tourer is correctly indicated with its exterior dimensions. The wide and functional is precisely crafted upon the dimensions reading – 4342 mm x 1800 mm x 1586 mm (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2670mm, which further indicates the elongated and wide look of the tourer.
Dive into the spacious and intuitive interiors of the car and feel the pleasure of every drive in the soul essence of it. The tourer confidently flaunts the ergonomically designed driver's cabin with the attributes like the leather-wrapped multifuctional steering wheel, soul intuitive control panel and infotainment system, purely functional centre console and BMW Navigation system Professional compatible with 8.8-inch high-end display. The tourer gifts you a captivating calmness that helps you handle every unclear situation with an amazing ease. With this, the classy wooden trim that flows from inlays to centre console and the soothing interior lighting fetches a royal ambience for the honourable occupants of the car.
The interior designers of the car has dedicatedly used all their creativity to fetch all the possible comfort and convenience for the occupants of the sedan. The cabin has no priority greater than the comfort of its passengers, which is evident by the royal luxury poured in the car interiors. The comfort part of the car is added by the large leather attired and well-cushioned seats, automatic air conditioning system and the Harmon Kardon excellent quality audio system with display screens for entertainment. The interiors of the car are crafted with a great artistic sense as well. This makes the interiors a lot more desirable place to live in.
Coming over to the space in the cabin, the occupants are provided with an ample amount of head and leg room which is the first necessity in any car. Apart from this, the overall dimensions of the car also allows a decent cargo space at the rear of the drive to pack the big luggage bags of the occupants.
The most powerful engine variant encased with the 225i variant is the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. This perfectly-engineered power-mill employs the common-rail direct injection technology and VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) to feature a precise combustion process at all engine speeds. This engine owing to its refinement wholeheartedly gifts you a maximum power output of 231 hp between 4750 and 6000 rpm and a torque of 350 Nm at 1250 rpm. The well-cultivated engine has the capability to fetch decent dynamism with an acceleration value which projects the car a speed of 100 kmph from a standstill in just 8.9 seconds.
Convenience and luxury are incomplete without an entertainment factor. The interiors of the sedan also feature a long stereo and accessories list, which consists of the Harmon Kardon audio system, which guarantees you a studio like crystal-clear sound experience and USB inputs. The cockpit of the car features the 8.8-inch high-end display which is compatible with Navigation system Profession and BMW ConnectedDrive with Bluetooth connection interface.
Coming over to the shoes of the tourer wearing which it explores the roads is the spectacular 16 and 17-inch light alloy wheel designs. These wheels promises you a highly dependable operation with a desired road-hugging experience added by the tires, whose dimensions read – 205/55 R17 91W for the 17-inch are for the wheels.
The power poured in the spacious and stylish Tourer is kept well in controls with the installed stability and braking controls. The car uses a particularly stiff and light weight chassis construction and 50:50 load distribution system that contributes towards stability. With this, the desirable retardation featured by the car is a result of its efficient braking system consisting of disc brakes on all four wheels, which are made to work more conveniently with the assists, like, the Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and the Electronic Brake-force Distribution. The car lets you switch to the Sports mode for more athletic and prompt handling and performance.
Being a BMW car, the engineers consider the safety of its occupants as the prior most concern, contributing to it there is a long array of expert safety features installed in the car. This array includes the braking safety features like ABS (Anti Lock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), active safety features including the automatic seal belt tightening, adaptive headlights, BMW Head-Up display, lane departure and lane change warning and intelligent emergency call function.