The first batch of images of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport have hit the ‘net and the treatment by the M division’s definitely given this hatch/MPV/people-mover type of vehicle a more aggressive look.
Styling highlights include an aerodynamic body kit, a high-gloss black grille and 17- or 18-inch alloys. The ride height has been reduced by 10 mm thanks to a sport-tuned suspension. Inside you will find a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, sports seats and door sills adorned with M-branding.
At the moment, the 2 Series Active Tourer can be had with three engines. The entry-level 218i is powered by a turbocharged 1,5-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine (shared with the new Mini Cooper) that produces 100 kW and 220 N.m of torque (230 N.m on overboost) and returns an average of 4,9 litres/100 km with a CO2 emissions rating of just 115 g/km. There’s also the 225i, with a turbocharged 170 kW/350 N.m 2,0-litre, and the 218d – a 2,0-litre turbodiesel that makes 110 kW and 330 N.m of torque. Later on, the company will also introduce the 216d, 220d and 220i, as well as the xDrive four-wheel-drive system to the range.
The standard 2 Series Active Tourer will arrive in SA in October this year.