That is why BMW group developed for both cross-model (within the same brand) and cross-brand (BMW and MINI) platform sharing between its small and compact car models, two architectures, one for future four-wheel and rear-wheel drive models and another, on which the 2 Series Active Tourer is based, for cross-brand (BMW and MINI) front- and four-wheel drive.
The suspension of the newly developed chassis comprises a single-joint spring strut axle at the front and a multi-link rear axle. The steering system is electromechanical.
With the BMW EfficientDynamics system, the 2 Series Active Tourer includes the Auto Start Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Optimum Gearshift Indicator, on-demand operation of ancillary units and the integral Air Curtain, which uses two vertical air inlets in the front bumper to direct the airstream along the front wheels (to reduce aerodynamic drag and fuel consumption), as well as the use of high-tensile and ultra-high-tensile multi-phase steels to keep weight down while providing the necessary body rigidity for dynamic handling.
EnginesThe 2 Series Active Tourer is also the first BMW to get the standardized modular engine, which enables the Bavarian group to assemble 3-, 4- and 6-cylinder petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines on one single line.
At launch, the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer provides three choices of engines installed transversely in a compact design with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, all complying with the EU6 emissions standard.
1 - Three-cylinder BMW 218i Active TourerFitted for the first time in a BMW model, the new 1.5 litres, three-cylinder petrol engine gets mated in the BMW 218i Active Tourer with a six-speed manual gearbox. It is equipped with a balancer shaft for an added smoothness across the entire rev range.
Maximal output is 100 kW/136 hp, 134 bhp and the combined fuel consumption is announced at 5.2–4.9 litres/100 km, the equivalent of 54.3–57.6 UK mpg (imperial), 45.2–48 U.S. mpg, or 19.23–20.41 km/litre of fuel. Combined CO2 emissions come at 120–115 g/km (193–185 g/mile).
2 - Four-cylinder BMW 225i Active TourerAt launch, the most powerful BMW Active Tourer petrol version is the 225i, with a standard-fitted eight-speed Steptronic gearbox. Its combined fuel consumption is announced at 6.0–5.8 l/100 km, the equivalent of 47.1–48.7 UK mpg (imperial), 39.2–40.55 U.S. mpg, or 16.67–17.24 km/litre of fuel. Combined CO2 emissions: 139–135 g/km (223.6–217.2 g/mile).
Maximal output is 170 kW/231 hp, 228 bhp, allowing an acceleration time of 6.6 seconds for the 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) and a top speed of 240 km/h (149 mph).
3 - Four-cylinder BMW 218d Active TourerComing to the diesel offer, the BMW 218d Active Tourer is fitted with a standard six-speed manual gearbox. Maximum output is 110 kW/150 hp, 148 bhp, with a peak torque of 330 Nm (243 lb-ft).
Combined fuel consumption is announced at 4.3–4.1 l/100 km, the equivalent of 65.7–68.9 UK mpg (imperial), 54.7–57.4 U.S. mpg, or 23.3–24.4 km/litre of fuel. The combined CO2 emissions 114–109 g/km (183–175 g/mile).
The 218d Active Tourer accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 208 km/h (129 mph). An optional eight-speed Steptronic gearbox will be available as an option...