Expected to be on the market next year, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 applies a bold design style, like other models of the same brand, especially the grille.
After launching in 2014, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer has brought in sales of about half a million vehicles. This convinced BMW to add a second generation to this compact luxury MPV.
Expected to be available on the European market in February next year, the 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 applies a bold design style, like other new BMW models, especially the grille. Therefore, this model quickly became a controversial topic on social networks
Most people focus on criticizing the design of the large double kidney grille of the new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer. Some people think that all the changes of this model are fine, except for the grille. Meanwhile, others think that this grille is more suitable for SUVs than MPVs. Someone even compared the grille of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 with the teeth of a beaver.
On either side of the controversial grille of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 is a smoother LED headlight cluster than before. In addition, the car also has 2 vertical air vents on the new front bumper and the windshield is steeper than before.
On the side, this small MPV model is equipped with an aerodynamic body, pop-up / retracted door handles, and a thinner rear column than before. When buying the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022, customers can choose 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. Behind the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 appear smooth LED taillights and a new trunk door.
In addition, the car also has optional equipment such as 19-inch alloy wheels, Luxury Line and M Sport accessory packages. In particular, the M Sport package adds more aggressive front/rear bumpers to the car.
Inside the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 is an interior space with higher quality materials and a more modern design. The “star” of the interior is the new BMW Curved Display, similar to the iX electric luxury SUV. The BMW Curved Display includes a 10.25-inch digital dashboard and a 10.7-inch infotainment screen.
The central screen of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 comes with a GPS satellite navigation system and supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The infotainment system runs on BMW Operating System 8, adding virtual assistants and 5G connectivity to the car.
Next is the armrests of the front seats that are not connected to the center console as traditionally. This armrest integrates control buttons and gear levers with a minimalist design. Below the palm rest is a cup holder and wireless smartphone charger.
In addition, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 also has a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, 2-zone automatic air conditioning, 4 USB-C ports and a newly designed rear seat, which can be wrapped in Sensatec or Vernasca leather. The rear seat of the car can be moved forward or backward by about 130 mm. In addition, the luggage compartment volume increases by 90 liters to 470 liters if the rear seats are not folded down. The corresponding figure when the rear seats are folded down is 1,455 liters.
In the European market, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 has a total of 4 engine options. The first is the BMW 218i Active Tourer 2022 with a 3-cylinder, turbocharged, 1.5L petrol engine, producing a maximum capacity of 134 horsepower and maximum torque of 230 Nm. This engine is also used for the BMW 220i Active Tourer 2022 but has a maximum capacity of 154 horsepower and maximum torque of 240 Nm.
Next is the BMW 223i Active Tourer 2022 with a 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 2.0-liter gasoline engine, producing a maximum capacity of 201 horsepower and maximum torque of 320 Nm. Finally, the BMW 218d Active Tourer 2022 with a 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 2.0-liter diesel engine, for a maximum capacity of 148 horsepower and maximum torque of 360 Nm.
The above engines will be combined with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Particularly, the BMW 220i and 223i Active Tourer 2022 have an electric motor integrated into the gearbox to temporarily increase the capacity by 19 horsepower.
Next summer, BMW will add two new plug-in hybrid versions to the 2-Series Active Tourer. Both versions use a 3-cylinder petrol engine, 1.5L capacity and 2 electric motors located on the front / rear axles. Thanks to that, 2 plug-in hybrid versions have a total capacity of 242 horsepower and 322 horsepower. More importantly, these 2 versions come with a 14.9 kWh battery pack, so they can run 80 km without using a gasoline engine.
Currently, the price of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 2022 has not been announced yet. When on the market, the car will compete with rivals like the Mercedes-Benz B-Class.