BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer refreshed for 2018January 10, 2018
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer receive the same set of updates, including a tweaked design, cabin refresh and new engines
BMW’s pair of 2 Series MPVs – the Active Tourer and Gran Tourer – are the latest cars from the Bavarian premium brand to receive a facelift, following a 2017 that saw BMW update a substantial cross section of its range.
The updates revealed here for both the 2 Series Active and Gran Tourer include a design refresh, plus updates in the cabin, engine udates, and a new seven-speed Steptronic automatic gearbox.
Under the bonnet, the Active Tourer and Gran Tourer get received new efficiency-boosting powertrain tech. And all engines benefit from a friction-reducing machining technique, and diesel models get a selective catalytic reduction system that uses AdBlue to reduce NOx emissions.
These engine tweaks increase power in the petrol engines by up to 7bhp and torque by up to 7lb ft, while fuel efficiency has increased by around 5%.
At the front, a new, larger set of kidney grilles is found on the nose, flanked by fresh headlights with new hexagonal lighting signatures. The lights are halogen as standard, but full LED and adaptive LED units will be available too. New LED foglamps are also on the options list, though the front bumper itself remains largely unchanged.
Minor tweaks to the rear apron have also been introduced, and in a bid to inject a bit of additional sportiness. The most notable of these changes is the introduction of thicker, larger looking exhaust exits housed in more muscular looking bodywork, while all four-cylinder models gain twin tailpipes. Again, buyers will be offered an M Sport styling package, introducing a sharper look with more aggressively sculpted front and rear bumpers, plus 17-inch alloy wheel as standard. 17-inches isn’t as large as the wheels can go, however. Sizes range from 16 to 19-inches, with six new designs added to the options list.
New interior upholstery choices have arrived and there’s extra seat padding, plus a new gearlever for automatic models.
For the Active Tourer, prices start at £24,905 for the 216d – £2645 more than the entry-level Mercedes-Benz B-Class in B180 SE spec – and rise to £24,285 for the plug-in hybrid 225xe
For the Gran Tourer, prices start at £27,705 for 216d and top out at £34,820 for the 220d xDrive.
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