BMW Asia and Performance Motors today launched the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and the new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, the cars that offer ample space, impressive versatility, excellent comfort, equipped with the latest generation of engines and the dynamic driving qualities for which the brand is renowned.
Compact on the outside, spacious on the inside.
Despite its compact exterior dimensions (length: 4,354 mm, width: 1,800 mm, height: 1,555 mm), the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer still offers plenty of room for five passengers, an elevated seating position and a good all-round view, while its wheelbase of 2,670 millimetres ensures ample legroom and easy entry and egress. The boot capacity of 468 litres can be expanded to a maximum of 1,510 litres by sliding the rear seat unit forward and folding down the backrests with their standard 40:20:40 split.
The Gran Tourer is identical in width but measures 4,568 millimetres in length and 1,608 millimetres in height, with a wheelbase of 2,780 millimetres. Up to three child seats can be fitted side by side on the rear seat, while the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is the first model in the premium segment to offer the option of a third seat row, allowing it to carry seven passengers in total. The rear most seats can also be lowered into the floor section and out of sight. The 645 litres of luggage space can be increased to as much as 1,905 litres by folding down the rear seats.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is built at BMW Plant Leipzig and the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer in Regensburg.
The defining qualities of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer – clearly sculpted surfaces, elegant yet sporty lines and a long wheelbase with BMW’s signature short overhangs – are now given greater impact thanks to the new model generation’s more striking restyled front end and modified rear.
Sporty and self-assured aura: the new exterior.
The most obvious identifying feature of the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer at first glance is their significantly larger kidney grille, which is both taller and wider, and now stretches almost all the way to the headlight units. As a result, it exudes notably more presence and expressiveness. The front apron is dominated by the large air intake, which is split into three sections and bordered by large, C-shaped surrounds in a high gloss black finish. The outer air intakes, meanwhile, house the new optional LED foglamps, further accentuating the cutting-edge, sporty feel.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer come as standard with LED headlights. The familiar form of the twin circular headlights is given a hexagonal twist, resulting in an even more sophisticated and eye-catching appearance.
The rear end of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer likewise has a very assertive feel to it and includes a number of targeted modifications that reinforce this impression. The trim finisher on the rear apron (only on the optional model variants) accentuates the sense of width, while the exhaust tailpipes now have a larger, 90-millimetre cross-section and are more clearly visible thanks to their thicker walls. The model update gives all four-cylinder models twin tailpipes.
New paint finishes, new light-alloy wheels.
A selection of 13 exterior paint colours are available for the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, including two non-metallic (Alpine White and Black) and eleven metallic variants.
There is now a wider selection of light-alloy wheels, thanks to the addition of six new designs, in sizes ranging from 16 to 19 inches. The optionally available style 512 (18-inch) is brand new to the range, as are the 19-inch style 766M wheels that can be ordered as Original BMW Accessories from 7/2018. The standard 17-inch light-alloy wheels for the Luxury Line (style 547) and Sport Line (style 549) model variants are also new.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer rides as standard on wheels measuring 17 inches in size.
Horizontal surface structuring combines with the airy design and layout of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer cabin to create a light and roomy feel, further highlighting the models’ functional qualities. Meanwhile, new upholstery materials and colours offer greater scope for individualisation and serve to underline the interior’s premium character.
Spacious interior, elevated seating position, good all-round view.
In classical BMW style, the geometry of the centre console gravitates clearly towards the driver. The model update treats cars fitted with the seven-speed dual-clutch Steptronic transmission to the new electronic selector lever. And the clear visual separation between the instrument panel and centre console makes the instrument panel look as if it is hovering in mid-air, adding further to the sense of spaciousness. The slightly angled surfaces emphasise the elevated seating position, which is a key purchasing criterion for many customers – along with a good all-round view and a clear overview of the car. Large trim finishers with accent strips reaffirm the premium credentials of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer.
The cars’ seats now feel even more comfortable, courtesy of longer seat cushions for the standard seat and new upholstery materials for the front seats. Different combinations are available for the seat covers, including variants in Sensatec and Dakota leather. Interior trim strips in Aluminium, Fineline and trim finishers in High-gloss Black with accent strips in Chrome offer a variety of other individualisation options. Customers can also choose from Luxury Line and Sport Line package variants.
A three-cylinder engine is available for the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The engine belongs to the second-generation BMW EfficientDynamics family, which will be rolled out gradually across the BMW Group portfolio from model year 2018.
The new engine generation.
A raft of individual measures have been implemented to make the petrol even more efficient. The focus here is on reducing fuel consumption in real-world driving and cutting exhaust emissions, as well as further improving performance characteristics. A process known as “form honing” – used to machine the coated cylinder bores in the aluminium crankcase – will be employed for the first time in the manufacture of series produced engines. This allows the pistons’ friction losses to be reduced.
The switchable oil circuit (and therefore on-demand piston cooling) and single-piece chain for valve train control enable further optimisations. The new belt drive for the alternator, water pump, torsional vibration damper and air conditioning compressor is L-shaped.
Intuitive operation with iDrive, voice control and touchscreen.
The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer are fitted with the latest generation of the innovative iDrive operating concept (available since 7/2017). When the optional navigation system is specified, the high-resolution 6.5-inch or 8.8-inch central display comes with touchscreen capability. In addition to the standard latest-generation iDrive system, drivers therefore also have the option of using the Touch Controller (Navigation Plus) or intelligent voice control.
Perfectly connected in every way.
The vehicle’s built-in SIM card makes it possible to enjoy optimum connectivity and access to BMW services with BMW ConnectedDrive without having to rely on a paired smartphone. The services available include Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI), Time-to-Leave notifications and Share Destination via app, web or calendar, as well as access to vehicle functions using Remote Services.
Driver assistance systems provide a helping hand in heavy traffic.
The Driving Assistant is also available as an option and comprises of Lane Departure warning and the City Braking function, which applies the brakes automatically at speeds up to 60 km/h in response to an imminent collision with a car, motorcycle or pedestrian, for instance. The Parking Assistant takes care of manoeuvring into parking spots that are parallel to the road, while its ultrasonic sensors also help to search for suitable spaces up to a speed of 35 km/h. The Proactive Driving Assistant is available in conjunction with the optional Navigation system Plus and encourages the driver to lift off the accelerator in good time ahead of corners, junctions, roundabouts and speed restrictions.
The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display that forms part of the Navigation Plus package is also designed for maximum convenience and safety. Important information is projected onto an extending plastic panel so that it appears in the driver’s field of view. The readouts include speed, navigation instructions, cruise control, Speed Limit Info, Check Control messages, and radio and telephone functions.
The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and the new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer are now available for viewing at the Performance Motors showroom.
Additional information enclosed:
- 1. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and the new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer pri
- 2. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer specifications.
- 3. The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer specifications.
- 1. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and the new BMW 2 Series
Gran Tourer price.
|Model||VES Band||Retail price (at press time)|
The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer- BMW 216i
The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer
Luxury- BMW 216i
- 2. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer specificatio
Three-cylinder petrol engine, Seven-speed DCT, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Capacity: 1,499 cc.
Output: 109 hp at 4300-6500 rpm. Torque: 190 Nm at 1380-3800 rpm. Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h): 11.5 seconds. Top speed: 190 km/h.
Combined fuel consumption: 6.3 l/100 km.
- 3. The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer specification
Three-cylinder petrol engine, Seven-speed DCT, BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. Capacity: 1,499 cc.
Output: 109 hp at 4300–6500 rpm. Torque: 190 Nm at 1380–3800 rpm. Acceleration (0 – 100 km/h): 12.1 seconds. Top speed: 188 km/h.
Combined fuel consumption: 6.5 l/100 km.