SUVs may dominate but many manufacturers still insist on versatility. Among them is BMW, which introduced the new generation of the 2 Active Tourer, but not the seven-seater Grand Tourer, which was not very popular.
Visually, the new 2 Active Tourer has retained the basic lines of its predecessor and has adopted the new large grille that characterizes all new BMW models. At the same time it has become more aerodynamic with a drag coefficient of just 0,26, while it has grown in all its dimensions.
Thanks to the new UKL II chassis, which is one of the many common elements with the also new series 1. On the other hand, its interior follows the logic of this all-electric iX. So here is the unified visual and convex set of the digital instrument panel and touch screen of the latest generation infotainment system.
In terms of space, the size of the luggage compartment is indicative, which has a minimum price of 406 liters in plug-in hybrid versions (415 in mild hybrids and 470 in conventional) and a maximum of 1.455 with folded rear seat backs. An interesting element is the standard electric fifth door.
The range of the new BMW 2 Active Tourer includes two PHEVs, the four-wheel drive 225e and 230e xDrive with a combined output of 245 and 326 hp respectively. In both, the 1.500 cc three-cylinder on the front axle is combined with an electric motor in the rear, while the 16,3 kWh battery ensures 80 km of electric autonomy and faster charging thanks to the 7,4 kW on-board charger.
The introductory new 2 Active Tourer will be the 218i with the three-cylinder turbo of 1.500 cubic meters and 136 hp. From there, there will be the 220i and 223i with mild hybrid assistance (MHEV) and 156 and 204 hp from 1.500 and 2.000 cubic meters respectively, as well as the diesel 218d, also without mild hybrid assistance, with 150 hp from 2.000 cubic meters.
The new BMW multiform will be available in early 2022.