2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer Redesign. 2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer is one brand new car from BMW that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.
The arrival of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer (fuel consumption combined: 6.0-4.1 litres per 100 km [47-68.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions: 139-109 g/km) sees BMW expand its portfolio into another new model segment. The newcomer in the premium compact class skilfully blends comfort and functionality of space with the trademark BMW strengths of dynamism, style and elegance. Following on from the Coupe as the second member of the new BMW 2-Series range, the harmoniously proportioned Active Tourer oozes sportiness from every angle. Measuring just 4,342 millimetres long, 1,800 millimetres wide and 1,555 millimetres in height, it combines compact dimensions on the outside with a strikingly spacious feel on the inside, making it perfectly suited to cope with the growing challenges of urban mobility.
New turbocharged engines with three and four cylinders, a comprehensive package of BMW EfficientDynamics measures and the extensive connectivity provided by BMW ConnectedDrive are all formative elements in a driving experience that centres on sporty performance and exemplary efficiency.
BMW has not released any information concerning pricing at this point. We figure it will be marketed as a premium option to other Spec-B cars and carry a higher price tag to accompany it. BMW will announce pricing much closer to the 2 Series’ launch.
As painful as it may be to say, the 2 Series AT is reminiscent of the Ford C-Max . From the high roof that traces the same quasi-coupe slope and the rear lift gate to the door handles perched on the rising belt line and the short front overhang, the BMW BMW just looks very…non-BMW-ish. However, the Bavarians have added enough BMW flair to squash any further association with the C-Max or any other Spec-B car.
Quad LED headlights flank the signature kidney bean grille with the blue and white BMW roundel badge perched above leaving strong accent lines running the length of the hood in its wake. The triple-slotted lower air dam with integrated fog lights really move the 2 Series’ looks up-market.
Around to the side, a strong accent line just above the bottom door sills gives the 2 a planted look while the rising belt line lends an aire of rapid movement to the car. The shark fin antenna, spoiler over the rear window, and dual chrome-tipped exhausts pipes further the speedier look about the car.
2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Exterior Dimensions:
The new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer combines its extremely compact dimensions with adaptability, practicality and highly dynamic design, and cuts a sporty and elegant figure from every angle. Deftly balanced proportions based on a long wheelbase and short overhangs front and rear create a distinctive BMW silhouette. The bold definition of the bonnet, which slopes down to a slightly forward-slanted kidney grille, gives the vehicle the appearance of surging forward even when at rest. A sharply raked D-pillar adds to this effect.
The front view is dominated by the low-rise double kidney grille, which is positioned lower than the headlights – a feature normally confined to the BMW Coupes and which points immediately to the dynamic personality of this vehicle. The steeply raked windscreen and clearly defined and sculpted bonnet give the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer a low-slung, sporty appearance and emphasise its sense of width.
The interior is light and surprisingly spacious. Despite very compact exterior dimensions, with a length of 4,342 millimetres, a width of 1,800 millimetres and a height of 1,555 millimetres, the roomy interior provides comfortable seating for five people, and thanks to the large glass area is also light and airy throughout. This effect is further enhanced by the optional panoramic roof and by the A-pillar triangle window, both of which also improve all-round visibility. The horizontally structured, layered styling of the instrument panel and door panels gives the interior an elegant, light-touch feel and emphasises the sense of spaciousness. At the same time the typical BMW driver-centric design of the cockpit underlines the sporty character of the new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.
The high-end interior ambience can be further accentuated by specifying the optional freestanding, high-tech-look central information display, which is positioned optimally within the driver’s field of vision. The instrument panel’s large trim surfaces with accent strips and electroplated highlights emphasise the premium character of the vehicle, and the same design theme is carried over to the centre console and doors as well.
The sharp visual demarcation between the centre console and the instrument panel gives the latter an appearance of floating in mid-air. For the first time the HVAC controls and the eye-catching, electroplated-look Driving Experience Control switch are located on the centre console.
In the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer attractive and elegant design, and compact dimensions, are mated with practicality in the form of abundant storage features that provide useful additional space. A closed storage compartment in front of the centre console, bottle holders (up to 1.5-litre bottles) in the doors, offset cupholders in the centre console and storage compartments both in and underneath the centre armrest are further examples of intelligent, space-efficient design.
The 2 Series Active Tourer will initially be available with three engine choices. Starting out in the 218i, a 1.5-liter turbocharged in-line-three generating 136 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. BMW listed the 0-to-62 mph time at 9.3 seconds. A six-speed manual transmission is standard issue here. Further up the list is the 225i fitted with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four making a decent 231 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It only comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission, however. Rounding out the lineup is 218d powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel making 150 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque.
Keep in mind, however, the 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter turbodiesel are not confirmed for the U.S.-bound 2 Series cars. We’ll have to wait on whether either of those engines will make their way stateside. Until then, the 2.0-liter gasoline engine inside the 225i will be the primary powerplant.