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Everything you need to know about the 2 Series Active Tourer, one of the most practical 2 Series models

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Used BMW 2 Series Active Tourer for sale

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Who said the MPV had to be boring? The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer takes the foundations of the attractive BMW 2 Series Coupe to create an MPV that looks to alter the stereotype.

After only joining the MPV market in 2014, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has been a welcome addition to the BMW range, securing new customers for the brand, proving that the design language and premium feel has been well received.

What makes this MPV from BMW a good used buy?

  • Good looking
  • Premium feel
  • Good to drive
  • BMW quality and refinement
  • Good choice of engines
  • Introduces BMW to a new type of customer

Engines and Driving Experience

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Rear

MPVs tend to offer an uninspiring driving experience, due to their tall boxy bodies. This is not the case with the 2 Series Active Tourer. Instead, the Active Tourer offers an engaging driving experience which is not too dissimilar to other BMW models, setting it apart from other MPVs.

This is of course thanks to BMW's experience in creating great drivers' cars, and so some of that DNA has been embedded within this MPV. This means those looking for extra practicality, whilst still keeping a car-like driving experience can have their cake, and eat it.

An economical 3-cylinder petrol engine is available, which is surprisingly refined, along with more potent 2.0-litre versions. Engines are available in petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid and can offer economy from 40mpg to over 150mpg.

Practicality and Running Costs

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Boot

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer offers five doors, along with 5-seats and plenty of space, thanks to a higher than normal roof line.

The Active Tourer offers 486 litres of boot space, increasing to 1,510 litres with the rear seats folded flat. If you are after a little bit more practicality, the larger 7-seater BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer (pictured alongside) has 145 litres of space with all seven seats in use, increasing to 560 litres with five seats in use, and with all the rear seats folded, the capacity is a colossal 1,820 litres.

Despite the premium nature of the BMW badge, running costs are reasonable and are only a little more than less desirable MPVs. Servicing can be done at any Evans Halshaw, or any Stratstone BMW retailer for more specialist care.

Interior, Technology and Safety

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Interior

Interior quality within the Active Tourer is excellent, and is easily one of the best in the MPV class. You can tell you are behind the wheel of a premium offering with leather, ergonomic switchgear and clear screens all combining to make the interior ambience very inviting.

Bluetooth connectivity, satellite-navigation, DAB radio, and BMW Online Services all come as standard too within the practical Active Tourer.

In terms of safety, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer was awarded a five-star EURO NCAP safety rating, thanks to features such as a large number of airbags, including full curtain ones, as well as other features such as stability and traction control systems, and even a city braking function too.

Is the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer right for me?

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is aimed at customers who want a more comprehensive MPV package.

BMW have successfully introduced new customers to the brand who wanted more than a basic MPV - with this model offering more style, refinement and a more rewarding driving experience - factors not often associated with MPVs.

A less-expensive alternative would be the Ford S-MAX, but you do lack the premium feel somewhat when compared to the BMW. A Mercedes-Benz B-Class would be more of an equal comparison, offering a more digitally optimised cockpit - but therefore commanding more money when buying used. Finally the larger BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer is worth looking at if you need seven seats.

Why purchase a used BMW 2 Series Active Tourer through Evans Halshaw?

At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.

All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.

If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw retailer, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.