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Brand New BMW 2 Series 225xe M Sport Premium 5dr 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 Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rearCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Connected eDrive ServiceseDrive button activates auto eDrive, max eDrive and save battery modes
eDrive specific displays in instrument cluster and CIDInstrument 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 indicatorPersonal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Real time traffic informationService interval indicator
Servotronic variable electric power steering (EPS)Speed 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 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
Follow me home headlightsGreen tinted heat protection glazing
Halogen headlightsHeadlight beam throw control
High level third brake lightLED daytime running lights
M aerodynamic body styling with dark shadow elementsPanoramic opening glass sunroof
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
Single chrome exhaust tailpipeVisible 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 stitchingDriver and front passenger heated seats
eDrive badging on engine cover and gear selectorFour 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 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 with integrated key with silver highlight and M designation
Thatcham 1 alarm system with remote control and engine immobiliser 

Technical

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 (7.7 kWh) fitted under rear seats 

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

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh7.6Battery Charge Slow kW5
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Fast kW3.8
Battery Charge Fast Percentage0-80Battery Charge Rapid kW3.2
Battery Charge Rapid Percentage0-100Battery Charge Super Charge kW2.4
Battery Charge Super Charge Percentage0-80Battery TypeLithium-ion
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2NEDC Electricity Consumption kWh/100 km13.7
NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles35Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years5 

Emissions - ICE

CO0.228CO2 (g/km)44
HC0.011Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.009Particles0.0001
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max72WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min70

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
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionAUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

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

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max3.2WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min3.1
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max88.3WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min91.1

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power224
Coin DescriptionxeCoin SeriesM Sport Premium
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723EVehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

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 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

Height1556Length4354
Wheelbase2670Width1800
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

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
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Handling
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Comfort
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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.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£449
Deposit£449
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2.5%
Cash price£37,620
Arnold Clark deposit£6737
Credit amount£30,433.70
Guaranteed future value£13,544.63
Total amount payable£41,833.93
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.96p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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