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Brand New BMW 2 Series 225xe M Sport 5dr Auto

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£469 deposit
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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Guard incl speed limiting and lane departure functions with auto steering, and front collision warning with brake interventionApple car play
Attentiveness assistAutomatic tailgate operation
BMW emergency callBMW Online services
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningConnected eDrive Services
eDrive button activates auto eDrive, max eDrive and save battery modeseDrive specific displays in instrument cluster and CID
Front/rear park distance control (PDC)Instrument 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
Optimum shift indicatorPark assist system with steering assist
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectableReal time traffic information
Service interval indicatorServotronic variable electric power steering (EPS)
Speed limiter 


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 extra wide black, high gloss black vertical slats
Clear lenses direction indicator lightsDirection indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Dynamic brake lightseDrive designation on C Pillar
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closingElectrically adjustable door mirrors with aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger side with integrated indicators
Green tinted heat protection glazingHigh gloss shadow line
High level third brake lightM aerodynamic body styling with dark shadow elements
M logo designation in side chromeRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear fog lightsRear window aerial
Rear window wiper integrated under roof spoilerReversing light in rear light cluster
Shark fin antennaSingle chrome exhaust tailpipe
Visible VIN plate 

Interior Features

Ambiance lighting - switchableAnthracite headlining
Automatic two zone climate control air conditioningCabin pre-conditioning via iDrive or BMW i Remote App
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
Illuminated charging socket with visual display of charge statusInterior 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
M Sport multifunction leather steering wheelManual 40:20:40 split folding rear seat with removal of 60:40 sliding bench
Multi-function controls for steering wheelRear centre armrest
Steering wheel column manual adjustmentSunvisor with ticket holder
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocketThree rear headrests
Three spoke sport leather steering wheelTwo cupholders
Velour floor matsWelcome lighting


Extended storage pack - 2 Series Active/Gran TourerNo smoker package


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


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


2.4kW AC charging with 5m cableBattery pre-conditioning
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport modeElectronic differential lock
Intervention on the front axle when DSC deactivatedLightweight engineering
Lithium-ion high voltage battery (8.8 kWh) fitted under rear seats 


Contrast stitching on instrument panel 


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

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh10Battery Charge Slow kW2.2
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)300
Battery Charge Fast kW2.2Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Fast Time (Minutes)228Battery Charge Rapid kW3.7
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-100Battery Charge Rapid Time (Minutes)192
Battery Charge Super Charge kW3.7Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage0-80
Battery Charge Super Charge Time (Minutes)144Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km13.8
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles35Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years5WLTP - AER (km) - City56
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb44WLTP - AER (miles) - City34.8
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb27.3WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City17.3
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb20.2WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High26.1
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High17.5WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low18.7
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium16.8WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City3.6
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb3.1WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High2.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High3.6WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low3.3
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium3.7WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (kWh/100km) - Comb19.4
WLTP - EC AC Ch Dep (miles/kWh) - Comb3.2WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb15.2
WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb4.1WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City58
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max51WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min52
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Extra High39WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - High58
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Low54WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Medium60
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City36WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max31.7
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min32.3WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Extra High24.2
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - High36WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Low33.6
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Medium37.3 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.228CO2 (g/km)44
HC0.011Noise Level dB(A)68
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Max169WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Comb - Min167
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Max186WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High - Min184
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Max146WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High - Min144
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Max209WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low - Min206
WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Max148WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium - Min145
WLTP - CO2 Charge Depleting (g/km) - Comb19WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max41
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min40 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeXB2131M0Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Number of Valves12TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)113EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Ch Dep (l/100km) - Comb0.8WLTP - FC Ch Dep (mpg) - Comb353.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb7.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Max7.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb - Min7.4WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Max8.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High - Min8.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Max6.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High - Min6.4WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low9.2
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Max9.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low - Min9.1
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.5WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium - Min6.4
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Max38.2WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb - Min38.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Max34.9WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High - Min35.3
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Max44.1WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High - Min44.8
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low30.7WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Max30.7
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low - Min31WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Max43.5
WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium - Min44.1WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max1.8
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min1.7WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max156.9
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min166.2 


Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.5
Badge Power224Coin Descriptionxe
Coin SeriesM SportGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723EVehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)6.7Engine Power - BHP224
Engine Power - KW165Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4400Engine Torque - LBS.FT284
Engine Torque - MKG39.3Engine Torque - NM385
Engine Torque - RPM1300Top Speed126

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 


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

Width (including mirrors)2038 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)36Gross Vehicle Weight2180
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1350Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)400
Max. Loading Weight505Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1675No. 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 on the improved version.

Ten Second Review

BMW's improved 2 Series Active Tourer five-seat compact MPV continues to feature the option of the Munich brand's latest Plug-in technology. It makes quite a difference too. The 225xe version of 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 up to 166mpg and CO2 emissions figure of 38g/km set a strong standard in the class.


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 32 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 32 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

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. Otherwise, things are much as before. Intentionally, the brand 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

Prices sit in the £36,000-£38,000 bracket (about the same as you'd pay for the 220d xDrive diesel variant) and there's a choice of three trim levels, 'Sport', 'Luxury' and 'M Sport'. 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 WLTP 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 32 WLTP-rated miles before it uses any fuel at all. Hence the official figures it generates - up to 166.2mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 38g/km of CO2 (WLTP). 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.


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.


* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 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.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£469
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2%
Cash price£38,225
Arnold Clark deposit£6907.22
Credit amount£30,484.78
Guaranteed future value£12,131.97
Total amount payable£41,551.19
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.39p per mile
Representative APR3.9%
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