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2019 (68) BMW 2 Series 218d M Sport 5dr Step Auto

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake interventionAttentiveness assist
Automatic tailgate operationBMW emergency call
BMW Online servicesBMW remote services
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningInstrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gauge
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched offOn board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectableService interval indicator
Speed limiter 

Entertainment

2 x USB sockets in frontBMW professional radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Body colour - front and rear bumpers, door handles, mirror caps, roof mouldingsChrome kidney grille with extra wide black, high gloss black vertical slats
Clear lenses direction indicator lightsDirection indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Dynamic brake lightsElectric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Electrically adjustable door mirrors with aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side with integrated indicatorsFollow me home headlights
Front and rear bumper systemGreen tinted heat protection glazing
Halogen headlightsHeadlight beam throw control
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh level third brake light
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
M aerodynamic body styling with dark shadow elementsRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear fog lightsRear window aerial
Rear window wiper integrated under roof spoilerReversing light in rear light cluster
Shark fin antennaTwin chrome exhaust tailpipes
Visible VIN plate 

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console + front with blanking plugAmbiance lighting - switchable
Anthracite headliningAutomatic two zone climate control air conditioning
Central locking switches for door, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentChild seat ISOFIX attachment for two outer rear seats and front passenger seat with anchorage points
Dakota leather upholstery with perforation and contrast stitchingFour grab handles integrated in roof lining
Front and rear side armrest integrated into door trimFront armrest
Front door sill finishers with M designationFront head restraints
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustmentGlovebox with light
Interior lighting, front centre over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light activation when door is openedLuggage compartment access via BMW roundel
Luggage compartment lightingM Sport multifunction leather steering wheel
Multi-function controls for steering wheelRear centre armrest
Sliding rear seat benchSteering wheel column manual adjustment
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocketThree rear headrests
Two cupholdersVelour floor mats
Welcome lighting 

Packs

Extended storage pack - 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seats, front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters, rear coded belt bucklesAirbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possible
Anti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assistBattery safety cut-off
Brake dryingBrake energy regeneration
Braking lockBraking readiness
Child proof locking system in rear doorCrash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electrically operated hand brakeFront ventilated disc brakes
Hill start assistRear disc brakes
Seat belt security check for driver and front passengerSeatbelt warning
Side impact protectionTwin horns
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Locking wheel boltsRemote control with integrated key with silver highlight and M designation
Thatcham 1 alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliser 

Technical

Diesel particulate filterDrive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport mode
Electronic differential lockIncorrect fuelling protection
Intervention on the front axle when DSC deactivatedLightweight engineering
Sport automatic transmission 

Trim

Contrast stitching on instrument panel 

Wheels

18" Burnished M double spoke alloy wheels finished in ferric grey - style 486 with run flat tyresReduced rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.117CO2 (g/km)119
HC+NOx0.054Noise Level dB(A)69
NOx0.021Particles0.0002
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max149
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min144WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max152
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min148WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min127WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max186
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min179WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max145
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min139 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB47C20U1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)54.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max49.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min51.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max48.7WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min50.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max56.5WLTP - MPG - High - Min58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max39.8WLTP - MPG - Low - Min41.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max51.4WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min53.3

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power150Coin Descriptiond
Coin SeriesM SportInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0716E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.1Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT243
Engine Torque - MKG33.7Engine Torque - NM330
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed130

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 486Wheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1555Length4354
Wheelbase2670Width1800
Width (including mirrors)2038 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)51Gross Vehicle Weight2040
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1510Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)468
Max. Loading Weight560Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked725
Minimum Kerbweight1480No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.3
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer is a front-wheel drive BMW that takes the brand into new MPV territory. Jonathan Crouch drives the popular 218d diesel version.

Ten Second Review

BMW is reaching into the mainstream with this 2 Series Active Tourer, a reasonably spacious and quite affordable family five-seater. MINI underpinnings saw this unveiled as the brand's first front driven model and in this revised form, it's certainly a classier, more interesting alternative to a conventional Scenic-style compact MPV. Most will want the volume 218d diesel version. That's what's on test here.

Background

Front wheel drive and BMW. It's not often you see those words in the same sentence. Equally unusual is the idea of any kind of BMW MPV. We're here though, to look at a car that brings all of these things together, the Munich maker's 2 Series Active Tourer. This model's closest market rival, the Mercedes B-Class, is the nearest thing we've had to something of that kind in this segment, but that car isn't especially dynamic, either in the way it looks or the way it drives. To be frank, it's aimed at a more mature audience. What the market needed was the same sort of thing but with sharper looks and handling. Maybe even a bit of cleverer packaging too. That's what BMW has tried to deliver here. And tried to achieve for the first time without its traditional unique selling point when it comes to driving dynamics: rear wheel drive. The Bavarians once said they'd never abandon that, but the space-efficient front-driven platform and engine package developed for the third generation new MINI proved too tempting a package not to install in something bearing the BMW badge. So, does it work in this smartly-styled Active Tourer model? Does it feel like a real BMW? And would you want one if it did? That's what we're here to find out.

Driving Experience

The variant we tried, the 218d diesel, will probably account for the majority of sales of this car. Under the bonnet here, there's a conventional four cylinder powerplant offering 150bhp and pokey performance, with 62mph just 9.0s away en route to 130mph. This isn't the most refined small diesel I've ever driven either at lower speeds or at tickover, but at a cruise it settles down into a very acceptable cruising thrum. To be honest, I can't really see why you might want to go much faster in this car, but should that be your desire, then BMW will wheel out a 190bhp 220d variant. Here, there's the option of BMW's xDrive 4WD system, a set-up that really comes into its own in the winter months, distributing as it can almost 100 per cent of power to either axle - or a mix between both front and rear. Either way, the car will be kept firmly planted through the tightest bends in the foulest weather. The extra xDrive traction aids performance too, the 0-62mph sprint time improving from the 7.6s showing you get in the 2WD 220d model to 7.5s. An 8-speed automatic gearbox is optional.

Design and Build

This is a compact MPV and as such, it's fairly inevitable that the basic shape is going to be somewhat generic. Cover the badges and grille and most would probably identify this as a Mercedes. The details are nicely executed, but this remains one of the more conservative designs, though BMW has tried to liven up the look of this revised version a little with a larger front kidney grille, redesigned front fog lamps, smarter wheel designs and twin tail pipes on all four cylinder variants. As before, this Active Tourer runs on a lengthened version of the MK3 generation MINI chassis, with the wheelbase extended to 2,670mm. Here, we're looking at the five-seat Active Tourer, but there's also a mechanically-identical 7-seat Gran Tourer body shape available. For a company with no real track record in MPVs, the Munich maker has clearly been studying what works in rival cars. There are sliding and reclining rear seats that allow you to prioritise space for passengers or luggage. Maximum boot space is a respectable 468-litres - which is 20-litres less than the Mercedes B-Class. The rear bench is a versatile thing that can split 40:20:40 and when fully folded there's access to up to 1,510-litres. The front passenger seat also folds to accommodate items up to 2.4m long. Interior changes to this revised model include redesigned seats and a smarter auto gear lever.

Market and Model

Expect to pay saround £27,000 for your 2 Series Active Tourer in 218d guise, depending on the spec and model you choose. To put that figure into perspective within the BMW line-up, it sees this car pitched at a premium of around £1,800 over the company's five-door 1 Series model - which seems fair enough given that this Active Tourer is better equipped and about 30% larger inside. Big enough in fact to offer almost exactly the same levels of cabin cargo space you'd get from the kind of BMW 3 Series Touring model that could easily cost you £4,000 to £5,000 more. If safety's a priority, you'll want to look at the optional 'Driving Assistant Plus' package. This includes 'Active Cruise Control' and a 'Traffic Jam Assistant' that, in heavy traffic, is able to control the car's speed, steer automatically and keep it in its lane. Also available is Lane Departure Warning and the City Braking function, which applies the brakes automatically at speeds up to 37mph 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 either parallel or perpendicular to the road, while its ultrasonic sensors also help to search for suitable spaces up to a speed of 22mph.

Cost of Ownership

Where this 2 Series Active Tourer model's MINI roots really ought to pay off is when it comes to the issue of efficient running costs. Slippery aerodynamics help here - the sleek 0.26Cd drag factor is best-in-class. So does lightweight design: the bonnet, for example, is made of aluminium and weighs just 8kgs, about 50% less than a conventionally produced component. As usual with BMW though, most of the efficiency gains are down to the brand's clever Efficient Dynamics technology. The elements of this are copied by just about every other manufacturer in this segment but the way the Munich maker has put them all together really seems to have hit the efficiency sweet spot. And the results of all this effort? Well they're not quite enough to enable mainstream 2 Series Active Tourer models to out-shine the running cost returns of potentially comparable models like Audi's A3 Sportback and Volkswagen's Golf SV - but this BMW is able to get very close. The manual gearbox 150bhp 218d variant will return 62.8mpg on the combined cycle while emitting 119g/km of CO2. Nor is there too much of a penalty for choosing an automatic version, thanks to a 'coasting' function that disconnects the engine at a cruise. The other mainstream diesel option is the 116bhp 216d variant, which manages 65.7mpg and 113g/km.

Summary

Did you ever expect to see a BMW model range built around front wheel drive with an MPV bodyshape offering the option of a three cylinder engine? I'm not sure I ever did. But then I wasn't really ready for an electrified BMW supercar either and we've got one of those. So this Bavarian brand is evolving - and so must the Scenic and C-MAX-style five-seat compact MPV segment in which this 2 Series Active Tourer competes. After all, even MPV buyers now realise that style and driving dynamics aren't incompatible with family versatility. Cars like this one are driving that change. Of course the front-driven layout gives it a less driver-orientated feel than you'd find in other BMW models. The brand's traditional buyers may not like that, so it's just as well that this car isn't aimed at them. No, you'll be interested in a 2 Series Active Tourer if your need for practicality is greater than your need for a BMW. But you'd still rather like one. If that makes sense to you, then this car will too. Its closest rival, the Mercedes B-Class, doesn't have the same kind of spark and the only other alternative is a much frumpier more conventional mainstream brand MPV. All of which means that BMW's appealing spin on ordinary family motoring will probably continue to attract a ready audience. People who probably never thought they'd be buying from this Munich maker. They won't be getting 'the ultimate driving machine' because that's not what they need. Getting instead what may very well be 'the ultimate small people carrier' will suit them very well indeed.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£272.50
Deposit£2000
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£19,998
Credit amount£17,998
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£10,057
Total amount payable£24,865.50
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.12p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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