BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
(F45/F46)
2016 BMW 216d SE 1.5 Front.jpg
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production2014–present
AssemblyGermany: Leipzig
China: Shenyang (BBA)
DesignerMichael de Bono
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact executive MPV (M)
Body style5-door MPV
Layout
PlatformBMW UKL2 platform
RelatedBMW X1 (F48)
Mini Countryman
Dimensions
WheelbaseF45: 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
F46: 2,780 mm (109.4 in)
LengthF45: 4,342 mm (170.9 in)
F46: 4,556 mm (179.4 in)
Width1,800 mm (70.9 in)
HeightF45: 1,555 mm (61.2 in)
F46: 1,641 mm (64.6 in)
Curb weight
  • F45: 1,415 kg (3,119.5 lb) - 1,735 kg (3,825.0 lb)[1]
  • F46:1,475 kg (3,251.8 lb) - 1,640 kg (3,615.6 lb)[2]

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is a subcompact executive MPV (M-segment) produced by the German manufacturer BMW since August 2014, and marketed as part of the 2 Series lineup. It is the first front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout vehicle sold under BMW vehicle brand, designed to compete directly with the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Sales commenced in November 2014.

xDrive is offered, as an option. The design is based on the BMW Concept Active Tourer, and is mechanically related to the MINI Countryman, also built by BMW.

Pre-production concepts[edit]

BMW Concept Active Tourer (2012)[edit]

BMW Active Tourer is a plug in hybrid concept vehicle with 1.5 litre turbo three cylinder petrol engine derived from BMW six cylinder engines and a synchronous electric motor, lithium-ion battery, High Reflection Silver body colour, front tilted BMW radiator grille, twin headlines with LED positioning lights (eyebrows) stretching far back into the side panels, multi faceted front apron, integrated door openers, contrasted side sills with rising shadow line, twenty inch wheels.

It also features rear light clusters running well into the side panel, a panorama sunroof with electronically adjustable brightness, 40:20:40 split rear backrests, centrally located vertical metal track is integrated in the back of the front seats, multifunction instrument display with 10.25 inch integrated screen, multicolour Head Up Display with brightness automatically adapts to the light available, navigation system with an eight inch display, ECO PRO mode with coasting mode.

The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 Paris Motor Show,[3][4][5][6] followed by the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in 2013,[7] and the Auto Shanghai 2013.[8]

BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor (2013)[edit]

It is a version of BMW Concept Active Tourer with transversely mounted 1.5 litre petrol engine with front wheel drive, plug in hybrid with electric motor, Gold Race Orange body colour, MoonWhite and MoonRock Grey interior leather upholstery, a carrier system for two bicycles (integrated into the interior).[9][10]

The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 OutDoor in Friedrichshafen,[11] followed by 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show,[12][13] followed by 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.[14][15]

Initial release[edit]

Active Tourer
Interior

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (F45)[edit]

Facelifted Active Tourer (2018)

The vehicle was unveiled in 84th Geneva International Motor Show 2014,[16] followed by 2014 Canadian International Auto Show,[17] 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition 2014,[18] 22nd Auto Mobil International Leipzig 2014.[19]

Early models included 218i, 225i, 218d (150PS).[20][21] 220d (190PS) was set to arrive in September 2014, followed by 220i (192PS) in November 2014.[22]

Early models for the United Kingdom included 218i (136PS), 218d (143PS). From November 2014, M Sport specification (including 18 inch M Sport alloy wheels, Dakota leather upholstery, High gloss Shadowline exterior trim, Aluminium hexagon interior trim, M Sport aerodynamic styling, M Sport suspension and M Sport interior styling enhancements) becomes available.[23][24]

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport Package includes exclusive Estoril Blue body colour, M Aerodynamics package, M Sport suspension, 17 or 18-inch M light alloy wheels, M leather steering wheel. The 225i Active Tourer with M Sport Package was unveiled in 2014 Geneva Motor Show.[25] Production at the BMW Brilliance plant in Shenyang, China started in Q1 of 2016, with the first sales recorded in March. The Chinese version has different engines: the 216i has a 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I3 single scroll turbo with 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp), the 218i has the same engine with 153 PS (113 kW; 151 hp), both mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The 220i has a 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin scroll turbo with 217 PS (159 kW; 214 hp) and an eight speed automatic gearbox.[26]

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer (F46)[edit]

BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer (Germany)

The 2 Series Gran Tourer is a long wheelbase, seven seat version, which was released in June 2015. The sixth and seventh seats can be pulled up from the trunk floor.

Specifications[edit]

Engines[edit]

Petrol engines[21]
Model Years Type/code Power, torque at rpm
216i 2016– 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I3 single-scroll turbo (B38B15) 109 PS (80 kW; 108 hp) at 4,100–6,000 rpm, 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 1,250 rpm[27]
218i 2014– 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I3 single-scroll turbo (B38A15M0) 136 PS (100 kW; 134 hp) at 4,500–6,000 rpm, 220 N⋅m (162 lb⋅ft) at 1,250 rpm
220i 2014– 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin-scroll turbo (B48B20) 192 PS (141 kW; 189 hp) at 5,000–6,000 rpm, 280 N⋅m (207 lb⋅ft) at 1,350 rpm
225i 2014– 1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4 twin-scroll turbo (B48B20) 231 PS (170 kW; 228 hp) at 5,000–6,000 rpm, 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) at 1,250 rpm
225xe PHEV 2015– 1,499 cc (91.5 cu in) I3 twin-scroll turbo + electric motor 225 PS (165 kW; 222 hp), 385 N⋅m (284 lb⋅ft)
Diesel engines
Model Years Type/code Power, torque at rpm
216d 2014– 1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I3 turbo (B37D15) 116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) at 4,000 rpm, 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm
218d 2014– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 4,000 rpm, 330 N⋅m (243 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm
220d 2014– 1,995 cc (121.7 cu in) I4 turbo (B47D20) 190 PS (140 kW; 187 hp) at 4,000 rpm, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm

References[edit]

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