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Brand New BMW 2 Series 218d SE 5dr

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£369 deposit
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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 warningCruise control with brake function
Instrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gaugeLights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warningOptimum shift indicator
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectableReal time traffic information
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter

Entertainment

2 USB sockets in rearBMW professional radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

Body colour - front and rear bumpers, door handles, mirror caps, roof mouldingsChrome kidney grille with 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 black door sill finishers with BMW designationGreen tinted heat protection glazing
Halogen headlightsHeadlight beam throw control
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh level third brake light
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
Rain sensor including auto headlights activationRear fog lights
Rear window aerialRear window wiper integrated under roof spoiler
Reversing light in rear light clusterShark fin antenna
Twin chrome exhaust tailpipesVisible VIN plate

Interior Features

12V power socket in centre console + front with blanking plugAutomatic 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
Four grab handles integrated in roof liningFront and rear side armrest integrated into door trim
Front armrestFront head restraints
Glovebox with lightInterior lighting, front centre over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light activation when door is opened
Luggage compartment access via BMW roundelLuggage compartment lighting
Multi-function controls for steering wheelRear centre armrest
Steering wheel column manual adjustmentSunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Three rear headrestsThree spoke sport leather steering wheel
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 including integrated two key
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

Wheels

Reduced 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

CO0.179CO2 (g/km)114
HC+NOx0.07Noise Level dB(A)69
NOx0.031Particles0.0004
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max143
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min133WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max149
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max127
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min119WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max163
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min154WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min130 

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 RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

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 - Max5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max5.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max4.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max52.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min55.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max49.6WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min53.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Max57.6WLTP - MPG - High - Min62.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max45.6WLTP - MPG - Low - Min47.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max52.3WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min56.5

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power150Coin Descriptiond
Coin SeriesSEInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG35.7Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed130

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleV SPOKE STYLE 471Wheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1555Length4354
Wheelbase2670Width1800
Width (including mirrors)2038 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)51Gross Vehicle Weight2010
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1510Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)468
Max. Loading Weight560Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked725
Minimum Kerbweight1450No. 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

The 2 Series Active Tourer will be remembered as the first front-wheel drive BMW. Here's the revised version. Jonathan Crouch looks at what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

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, a five-seat people carrier that's here been usefully updated.

Background

In 2006, BMW ran an advertisement in many popular magazines. It featured a rabbit with puny back legs and outlandishly big front legs which looked plain wrong, underlined with the caption "That's why we don't have front wheel drives." The message was clear. Cars that sent their power to the front wheels were inherently second rate, an exercise in cost-cutting. Fast forward to today. One of BMW's best selling models is their 2 Series Active Tourer. And it's front-driven. Some may call that hypocrisy, while others recognise that BMW needs to adapt to a changing marketplace. It's also true that BMW has been building and selling front-wheel drive cars for years, albeit with MINI badges rather than BMW roundels on their noses. Almost 20,000 2 Series Active Tourer models have been sold in the UK since the original launch in 2014 and the UK is this model's third best selling market. So it's important for BMW to get this revised model right.

Driving Experience

Just because this vehicle drives the front wheels doesn't mean that BMW has decided to go on a manic cost-cutting frenzy. Where you might expect to find a compact torsion beam rear suspension, BMW has instead fitted a much more complex and expensive multi-link rear end. It's almost as if the Bavarians are overcompensating for something. The 2 Series Active Tourer also benefits from a chassis where weight has been taken out where possible with the use of ultra-high strength steels in key stress points. As before, a broad selection of three and four cylinder engines are on offer, plus there's a petrol Plug-in hybrid variant if you want it. For petrol people, there's the three cylinder 218i with 140hp and the four cylinder 220i with 192hp. Beyond that's, there's the 225xe iPerformance Plug-in hybrid, which mates the 218i engine with an 88hp electric motor and puts out a combined 224hp. Diesel buyers are offered three options; the three cylinder 216d with 116hp, plus a couple of four cylinder options, the 150hp 218d and the top 190hp 220d (also available with xDrive 4WD). The mainstream powerplants team up with three transmission types, including a new seven-speed dual-clutch Steptronic unit. BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive is also available. Turbocharging for all four-cylinder units is now a two-stage arrangement involving twin turbos. This enables even quicker engine response with increased efficiency.

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

Inevitably, this Active Tourer model sits at the premium end of the mid-sized five-seat MPV segment. Prices start at around £26,000 and rise to around £35,000. A 7-speed Steptronic auto 'box is optional with the three cylinder engines, while an 8-speed Steptronic auto is offered either as an option or as standard on the high-torque powerplants, depending on the variant you're looking at. 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

The 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine that many customers will inevitably gravitate to in the 218i variant makes some extremely good numbers, recording 48.7mpg on the combined fuel economy cycle and 132g/km. Economy figures that good make you wonder why you'd pay extra for the diesel but the additional torque of the 216d will prove a draw for many and 65.7mpg combined cycle economy (113g/km of CO2) isn't going to put too huge a dent in the family budget. The usual suite of BMW EfficientDynamics energy-saving features is responsible for making those vaguely implausible looking figures, including Auto Start Stop and ECO PRO. When in ECO PRO mode, the throttle response is adjusted to encourage a more economical driving style. The extra economy created in that ECO PRO setting is fed back to the driver, with the in-car displays showing the additional number of miles achieved. The ideal choice for eco-minded buyers will of course be the iPerformance 225xe Plug-in hybrid version. BMW claims this derivative when fully charged can offer you a 28 mile all-electric driving range. Combined fuel consumption is 122.8mpg, which equates to CO2 emissions of 52g/km. Owners will need around two-and-a-half hours to fully recharge the lithium-ion cells from a standard domestic power socket using the standard charging cable. Faster charging is possible from a BMW i Wallbox, which can top up the battery in around one-and-a-half hours.

Summary

Did you ever expect to see a BMW model range built around front wheel drive with an MPV body shape and offering the option of a three cylinder engine? We're not sure we ever did. Of course the front-driven layout gives this 2 Series Active Tourer 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 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£369
Deposit£369
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2.5%
Cash price£27,855
Credit amount£23,559.74
Guaranteed future value£9364.63
Total amount payable£31,002.89
BMW deposit£3926.26
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge5.47p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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