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2018 (68) BMW 2 Series 218i M Sport 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Attentiveness assistAutomatic tailgate operation
BMW Online servicesBMW remote services
BMW TeleservicesCheck control system
Cruise control with brake assistDoor/boot open warning light
Forward collision warningLights on warning
Oil temperature gaugeOn board computer
Outside temperature displayPersonal Profile
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter
Stop/start button 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Drive Performance ControlElectronic differential lock

Entertainment

2x USB sockets in frontBluetooth 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 black vertical slats
Door sill finishersElectric adjustable heated door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/auto up/downFollow me home headlights
Heat insulating tinted glassHeated windscreen washer jets
High beam assistantLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear wiperWelcome lighting

Interior Features

3 rear headrests3 spoke leather M sport multifunction sports steering wheel
4 grab handlesAnthracite headlining
Anthracite Velour floor matsDakota leather upholstery
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFront armrest
Front head restraintsFront sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Front/rear armrests within door panelsIlluminated glovebox
Isofix front passenger and rear seat preparationLuggage compartment lighting
Multifunction steering wheelReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrestSliding rear seats with front under seat storage
Sunvisors 

Packs

Extended storage pack - 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer 

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS
BMW emergency callBrake assist function
Childproof rear door locksCollision mitigation braking system
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
DSC+Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt force limitersFront seatbelt pretensioner
Front side airbagsHill start assist
Seatbelt warningSide impact protection
Tyre pressure monitoring systemWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Electronic immobiliserKey integrated remote control central locking
Locking wheel boltsRemote control Thatcham category 1 alarm

Wheels

18" M Double spoke alloy wheels - style 486Run flat tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)132Standard 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 CodeB38A15M1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTWIN TURBOGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)48.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)57.6EC Urban (mpg)38.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power140
Coin DescriptioniCoin SeriesM Sport
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715E
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.3Engine Power - BHP140
Engine Power - KW103Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4500Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1250Top Speed127

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 Weight1935
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1510Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)468
Max. Loading Weight580Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked695
Minimum Kerbweight1355No. 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 [F45]

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Back in 2015, BMW's 2 Series Active Tourer brought front wheel drive and MPV versatility to the Bavarian maker's line-up. In 2018, this 'F45'-generation model was lightly updated and made a little smarter, safer and more sophisticated. And even better prepared to offer a more premium option to buyers of mid-sized five-seat People Carriers. It's that updated model we look at here as a used buy.

History

At its launch in 2015, the 2 Series Active Tourer crashed straight through all that we thought we knew about BMW product planning. It was an MPV People Carrier. And it was front-driven. Plenty then, for the Bavarian traditionalists to get choked up about. As usual though, they were proved wrong. This 'F45'-series model sold well and in mid-2018, the brand significantly improved it, creating the car we're going to be looking at here. Ours turned out to be the third biggest global market for the 2 Series MPV model line, with over 20,000 Active Tourers sold here prior to the launch of this lightly facelifted version. As before, this five-seat design sold alongside a slightly lengthier seven-seat Gran Tourer model, which also benefitted from the same package of changes. These included small updates to the engine range, styling tweaks and, perhaps most significantly, the addition of a new 7-speed auto gearbox as an option on the majority of models. New buyers could also have more camera-driven safety kit too. Otherwise, things were much as before, which meant a package based around the space-efficient front-driven platform and engine package originally developed for the third generation MINI Hatch. BMW hoped that the result would be a technological cut above volume brand offerings in the mid-sized five-seat MPV class like Renault's Scenic, the Volkswagen Golf SV and the Ford C-MAX. And that claim was underlined by the continuing availability at the top of the range of an advanced 225xe iPerformance model for those favouring petrol/electric plug-in hybrid technology. Most 2 Series Active Tourer buyers though, preferred to focus on more conventional mainstream petrol and diesel variants, which offer a premium feel rivalled only in this segment by the Mercedes B-Class, the latest third generation version of which this BMW had to be good enough to beat. This 'F45'-series design sold until late 2021, when it was replaced by an all-new second generation design.

What You Get

We'll let BMW themselves start this off. They claimed that this 2 Series Active Tourer combined 'dynamism, style, elegance and practicality in one cleverly packaged car'. That's their perspective. Yours might well be that when it comes to 'dynamism, style and elegance', other similarly-sized models from this Bavarian maker are more desirable - cars like the 1 Series hatch, the X1 SUV or the 3 Series Touring estate. Focus on the 'practicality and packaging' elements though and you'd always choose this 2 Series Active Tourer in preference to any of these cars. As we'll see here, it's more space-efficient than any other model BMW makes. That's not a design approach conducive to eye-catching exterior looks, but Chief Stylist Michael de Bono did his best and a range of subtle mid-term aesthetic tweaks here aimed to give the car a little more school run pavement presence. We're prepared to bet though, that what'll really sell this Active Tourer to you is the at-the-wheel experience it offers. It's certainly easy to get an ideal driving position, thanks to plenty of rake and reach adjustment from a smart leather-trimmed steering wheel through which you view the usual crystal clear set of BMW dials. If you're familiar with the original version of this car, you might not notice any particular changes made to this facelifted model - but there were a few and they're actually quite significant. Longer seat cushions make the front chairs more comfortable over lengthier trips. Perhaps more importantly, there was also the extra option to new buyers of replacing the standard 6.5-inch iDrive centre-dash screen with a larger 8.8-inch touch-sensitive display that came with the brand's extra-cost 'Navigation Plus' package. Get yourself comfortable in the back and the news is largely good, with decent space for three fully-sized adults that's aided by generous headroom and a relatively low centre transmission tunnel. Usefully, the rear bench does recline - and (providing you avoid entry-level trim) it slides too, in a 60:40 split over a 150mm range. Move it back to the rearmost position and you'll enjoy impressively generous standards of legroom. Finally, the boot. For ordinary petrol and diesel variants, the capacity figure is 468-litres. If you really need to super-size your space, then the rear bench drops electronically at the touch of a button to create an almost completely flat 1,510-litre cargo area.

What to Look For

Most of the 2 Series Active Tourer buyers in our owners' survey were very happy with their cars, but inevitably, there were a few issues, though these tended to relate to relatively minor things. On one car for example, the glovebox catch mechanism collapsed. This is a car that will have been subjected to family use, so check the interior condition carefully for wear and tear, including scratching of the plastics and stains on the seats. Also make sure the seats all fold away and flip up as they should, especially those that are operated electrically. Check the paintwork for scuff marks and the wheels for kerb damage, as these cars will have been used in town car parks and on school runs. Look out for trouble with a blocked diesel particulate filter (DPF), especially on cars that might have been used for short, city journeys. Otherwise, there have been a few reports of interior trim creaking and some issues with the plastic flaps in the boot working loose, but nothing really large enough to worry about. The engines and mechanicals are proven from other BMW models, and their reputation is good. As usual, make sure that servicing has been correctly carried out at a BMW main dealer.

Replacement Parts

[based on a 2019 model 218i] Parts prices for a 2 Series Active Tourer from this period can be reasonable if you shop around. We trawled around the internet and found these: An air filter costs around £47. An oil filter is in the £19 bracket. A fuel filter is in the £48 bracket. A headlamp costs in the £290-£300 bracket. A tail lamp is in the £97 bracket. Front brake pads sit in the £130 for a set. A set of rear pads is around £77. Front brake discs are around £100. A starter motor is around £570. A wiper blade costs in the £15 bracket.

On the Road

The Active Tourer was BMW's first ever front-driven model, borrowing MINI underpinnings but developing them to produce a more relaxed, usable end result. The ride remains a little firmer than MPV segment buyers will be used to but if you find a car whose original owner specified the optional Adaptive Suspension package, that'll be improved. This works through the various settings of the standard 'Drive Performance Control' driving modes system, which tweaks steering and throttle response. Gear change timings too if you opt for a car fitted with auto transmission - at which point we need to mention that a 7-speed self-shifting Steptronic 'box introduced as part of this model update was available to buyers of the 1.5-litre 216d and 218i three cylinder petrol and diesel models. All the engines on offer belong to BMW's second generation EfficientDynamics family, which delivered efficiency improvements over the original version of this model of up to 5% in the case of the petrol variants. If you don't want the 116hp 216d or the 140hp 218i, then a switch to four cylinder power will give you the option of the 2.0-litre 218d diesel. This manages up to 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 121g/km of CO2 (both NEDC figures). There are three other engine choices, starting with the 190hp units that power the conventional 220i petrol and 220d diesel variants - the latter was available with optional xDrive AWD. Deliberately unconventional is the most interesting variant in the range, the 225xe petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid, which mates the 218i's 1.5-litre petrol engine with an 88hp electric motor and offers 28 miles of all-electric driving capability.

Overall

Only BMW has ever been able to make a five-seat mid-sized MPV feel really quite desirable - and to some extent it did so with this car. The Active Tourer was the model that paved the way for a whole series of more efficient front-driven BMW designs and it still has plenty to offer if you want a compact five-seat MPV don't mind paying a little more for a car of this kind. And in summary? Well it says much that over 80% of the people that choose this car have never purchased a BMW before, customers who probably never thought they'd be selecting a model 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' could though, suit them very well indeed.

Performance
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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.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£334.20
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£18,498
Credit amount£18,249
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£6955
Total amount payable£22,912.40
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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