2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer features
Styling updates for the Active Tourer are light, and focus around new front and rear bumpers, a larger grille, new air intakes and new LED foglights. Halogen lights come as standard on both the Active Tourer and the Gran Tourer, with LED bulbs featuring on the options list – as do adaptive lights that can adapt to changing conditions.
There's also a wider selection of paint than before, with buyers able to choose from 13 colours, plus a number of new alloy wheel designs and new ways to personalise your car.
2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer interior
As standard, every Active or Gran Tourer model comes with a 6.5in screen running the latest version of BMW's iDrive infotainment system. This is one of the best sat-nav set-ups around right now, and it's both graphically impressive and easy to use. The screen can also be upgraded in size to 8.8in, and can incorporate connected services including real-time traffic information, wireless charging for your mobile phone and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring.
New options include adaptive cruise control, which can accelerate and brake the car from a standstill up to speeds of 87mph, as well as lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking systems.
2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer engines
The 2 Series' current engine range is carried over, albeit with minor improvements for fuel economy and peformance. The petrol range consists of the 218i with 138bhp and the 189bhp 220i, while the diesel options start with the 114bhp 216d, below the more powerful 218d and 220d options.
In the Gran Tourer, there's also the option of four-wheel drive on the 220d xDrive model, while the Active Tourer is available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that allows for up to 28 miles of electric driving.
In both the Active Tourer and Gran Tourer, we currently recommend the 218d diesel option for its low-end pulling power.