2016 (16) BMW 2 Series 218i Luxury 5dr [Nav]

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Glasgow)
Only £23,995
£4799 deposit
£386.48 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attentiveness assistAutomatic tailgate operation
BMW emergency callBMW Online services
BMW teleservicesCheck control system
Forward collision warningLights on warning
Oil temperature gaugeOn board computer
Outside temperature displayPersonal Profile
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter
Stop/start button 

Entertainment

Auxiliary point for auxiliary devicesBluetooth audio streaming
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3DAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour roof mouldings
Chrome exhaust tailpipeChrome kidney grille with chrome vertical slats
Door mirror integrated indicatorsElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchExclusive door sill finishers
Follow me home headlightsFront fog lights
Heat insulating tinted glassHeated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistantLED daytime running lights
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationRear wiper

Interior Features

12V socket in rear centre console12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell
3 rear headrests3 spoke sports leather multi-function steering wheel
4 grab handles40/20/40 split folding rear seat
Advanced multicolour ambient light and LED interior lightAnthracite Velour floor mats
Dakota leather upholsteryDual zone automatic air conditioning
Front armrestFront cupholders x 2
Front head restraintsFront/rear armrests within door panels
Illuminated gloveboxIsofix front passenger and rear seat preparation
Luggage compartment lightingReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrestSliding rear seats
Welcome lighting 

Packs

Extended storage pack - 2 Series Active Tourer 

Safety

'Childproof' rear door locks3 point seatbelts on all seats
ABSBrake assist
Collision mitigation braking systemCrash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDSC+
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCFront and rear curtain airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seatbelt force limiters
Front seatbelt pretensionerFront side airbags
Hill start assistSeatbelt warning
Side impact protectionTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Drive away door lockingElectronic immobiliser
Key integrated remote control central lockingLocking wheel bolts
Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm 

Technical

Drive Performance ControlElectronic differential lock

Wheels

Low 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

CO0.329CO2 (g/km)119
HC0.055Noise Level dB(A)69
NOx0.019Particles0.0003
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB38A15M0Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)55.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)62.8EC Urban (mpg)44.8

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power136
Coin DescriptioniCoin SeriesLuxury Nav
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %84
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %85NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %60NCAP Safety Assist %70
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.3Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4400Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1250Top Speed127

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleMULTI-SPOKE STYLE 481Wheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1555Length4342
Wheelbase2670Width1800
Width (including mirrors)2038 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)51Gross Vehicle Weight1890
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1510Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)468
Max. Loading Weight550Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked695
Minimum Kerbweight1340No. 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 makes tempting technological sense in 225xe Plug-in hybrid guise. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer five-seat compact MPV gets the Munich brand's latest Plug-in technology. It makes quite a difference too. This car uses a BMW eDrive electric motor and a 1.5-litre three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine to offer both an electric driving experience and unrestricted mobility. The resulting combined fuel consumption of 141.2mpg and CO2 emissions figure of 46g/km set the benchmark in the class.

Background

If you like the idea of plugging in your family-sized BMW but you don't want something as unusual-looking as the company's i3 model, then your dealer will point you towards this car, the 225xe version of the brand's 2 Series Active Tourer five-seat compact MPV. You might be tempted to see this as an i3 in a more conservative set of clothes, but in reality, this 225xe is a rather different product. Whereas the i3 is a full electric car that can be optional ordered with a tiny range-extender engine, the 225xe is a proper Plug-in hybrid. This means that instead of the i3 Range Extender model's noisy bike engine, you get a proper 1.5-litre three cylinder TwinPower Turbo unit borrowed from a MINI that'll cut in once your 25 mile all-electric driving range is used up.

Driving Experience

If you don't get around to telling your passengers that this 2 Series Active Tourer features cutting-edge Plug-in hybrid power, they probably won't guess. There's almost nothing about this car, either to look at or to drive, that proclaims eco-consciousness and green-friendly smugness - which is probably what potential buyers will like most about it. You might like to tell your business colleagues around the water cooler that the 1.5-litre TwinPower petrol turbo engine it uses is the same as that in BMW's i8 supercar: then again, you probably won't bother. That would draw attention - which is precisely what a typical 225xe owner wouldn't want. If you do put your foot down and use that MINI Cooper engine to its maximum, then things go pretty rapidly: 62mph is 6.7s away en route to 126mph. Better though to settle back and try and maximise the claimed 25 mile all-electric driving range. We say 'claimed' because it's unlikely you'll replicate that unless you drive like a nun. Around 15-20 miles is more achievable. Like all 2 Series Active Tourer models, this one drives through its front wheels in a very un-BMW-like fashion.

Design and Build

Intentionally, BMW has kept the visual changes that differentiate this 225xe variant from its conventionally-engined range stablemates to an absolute minimum. Which will leave potential buyers needing to like the standard 2 Series Active Tourer model's quite conservative design. The short overhangs and long wheelbase, the wedgy profile, the L-shaped rear lights, the crisp contours and the smart swage lines all point to this Munich maker. It also seems sportier than you might expect a car of this kind to be, courtesy of things like the steeply raked windscreen and the way that the distinctive double kidney grille is positioned lower than the headlights. Inside, there are sliding and reclining rear seats that allow you to prioritise space for passengers or luggage. Maximum boot space is a respectable 400-litres. The rear bench is a versatile thing that can split 40:20:40 and when fully folded there's access to up to 1,350-litres. The front passenger seat also folds to accommodate items up to 2.4m long. Up-front, as usual in the brand's modern models, the iDrive infotainment set-up's freestanding multifunction colour screen takes pride of place in the middle of the fascia, though the display is not of the current trendy touchscreen variety, controlled instead by a circular rotary dial down by the gearstick.

Market and Model

To incentive you to buy a Plug-in hybrid car of this kind, the government very kindly offers you £2,500 towards the cost of purchase, via it's Plug-in car grant programme. That reduces the 225xe's asking figure to around £30,000, which isn't any more than you'd spend for a well-specified 220d version of this car. That's for the base 'Sport' variant; for a little more, a plusher 'Luxury'-spec model is also being offered. It'll also help that this model, like all 2 Series Active Tourer variants, comes well equipped. You get smart alloy wheels, LED daytime driving lights, front foglights, an automatic tailgate, Park Distance Control rear parking sensors, heated power mirrors and heated washer jets, an alarm, a chrome-finished exhaust pipe, plus auto headlamps and wipers. Inside, the sliding rear bench and the 40:20:40 split-folding rear backrest is standard-fit, plus there are niceties like two-zone automatic air conditioning, 'Comfort Go' keyless engine starting. Other standard items include a 'Sport' multifunction leather-trimmed steering wheel with a speed limiter function to preserve your licence through roadworks or in urban areas. Plus there's Bluetooth with a USB interface and audio streaming functionality, a DAB digital radio and a decent quality 'BMW Professional' radio set-up with six speakers, a CD player and a 6.5-inch colour monitor.

Cost of Ownership

Like all Plug-in hybrid models, this 225xe quite legally distorts the official NEDC New European Driving Cycle tests that produce the fuel and CO2 figures the industry depends upon. This is managed through the simple expedient of beginning the test fully charged, which means that this car will go for up to 25 miles before it uses any fuel at all. Hence the official figures it generates - 141.2mpg on the combined cycle and 46g/km of CO2. Will you as an owner get anywhere near this kind of return in real life? No. Will the car prove more affordable to run than the comparable 218d and 220d diesel versions? Quite possibly. It really all depends on the kind of driving you do. High mileage owners and those without access to a garage will dismiss the prospect of 225xe ownership out of hand but if you don't have these constraints and don't cover more than 20 miles a day as part of your commute, then this car could make a lot of sense. Buy the optional BMW i Wallbox - as all owners inevitably will - and the car can be recharged in 2hours 20 minutes. Plus it generates a BIK tax liability of just 7%. Makes a lot of sense.

Summary

Did you ever expect to see a BMW MPV built around front wheel drive, a three cylinder engine and electric power? I'm not sure I ever did. Still, in this 225xe, we've got exactly that and it's a package that actually makes a lot of sense for the right practicality-orientated family buyer - someone with a business-minded eye on their taxation status who still enjoys their driving. This probably isn't the BMW you dreamed of owning in your school or college days. But it could well be the one you actually need.

Performance
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
100%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£386.48
Deposit£4799
Term (months)60
Cash price£23,995
Credit amount£19,196
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£27,988.80
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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