BMW places emphasis on value for money with the new 2 Series Active Tourer.
BMW’s Driving Assistant which is inclusive of a Lane Departure warning system, Forward Collision Warning, automatic braking, rear view camera, satellite navigation and an automatic tailgate will be just a few of the standard features on BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer which will arrive in Australian showrooms from December.
The range will open at $44,400 for the base 218i, which is powered by Beemer’s 1.5 litre TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder, which develops 100kW@4,400rpm and 220Nm@1,250rpm (the overboost function squeezes out an additional 10Nm) and consumes 4.9-5.2l/100km. CO2 emissions are rated at 122grams per kilometre. The triple is married to a six-speed automatic.
Next up is the 218d for $47,800. As the “d” nomenclature suggests, the 218d will be powered by a diesel-a 2.0 four-cylinder turbo diesel that makes 110kW@4,000rpm and 330Nm between 1750-2750rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 4.2/100km and the 218d emits 111 grams of CO2 per kilometre.
The diesel engine works in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic.
At the top of the 2 Series Active Tourer range is the 225i for $54,900. Powered by a turbo charged 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine generating 170kW@5,000rpm and 350Nm between 1250 to 4500rpm, the 225i can complete the 0- 100km/h dash in 6.6 seconds. Average fuel economy is 5.8-6.0 litres per 100km and CO2 output is 142 grams of CO2 per kilometre. An eight-speed auto is the only transmission available on this model.
The 225i also gains additional equipment that includes: 18inch alloys (the other models wear 17s), LED headlights, Dynamic Damper Control, leather sports seats instead of the synthethic Sensatec trim and variable sports steering.
These prices align the BMW hatch with the Mercedes-Benz B-Class range and even some high-spec versions of the Mazda3.
There is no mention of an M version. Yet.