The BMW 2-Series Active Tourer was the company’s first front-wheel-drive and debuted in 2014. Now, the BMW MPV is getting a redesign, and a second-generation production run for 2022. Of course, the U.S. will not be seeing the 2022 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, but Europe can expect to see it at dealers by February of next year. The redesigned 2-Series Active Tourer matches the rest of the BMW lineup with the enlarged kidney grille. The large grille is a sight some are still getting used to, like growing pains. Nevertheless, the rest of the vehicle shows a more streamlined exterior design with flush door handles and thinner rear pillars.
Expected options for the 2022 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer include a luxury and M Sport trim variant. In addition, customers can opt for larger 19-inch wheels over the standard 16- or 17-inch. Furthermore, M Sport variants will feature aggressively styled front and rear bumpers to set them apart. Inside, the second-gen BMW Active Tourer features the new Curved Display with a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster and 10.7-inch infotainment screen offering standard GPS, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto integration with 5G-connectivity. Comfort cues include a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel, dual-zone climate controls, and an integrated control panel that holds the gear shifter. Space is the vehicle’s part piece with rear seats that can slide up to 5.1-inches and fold flat to increase cargo area.
Several engine options will be available on the 2022 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer. Starting with the 218i, it uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter, 134-hp three-cylinder engine. Moving up the trim line to the 223i and the Active Tourer’s engine options increase to a turbocharged 2.0-lite four-cylinder producing 201-hp. There is a diesel variant, the 218d, and two plug-in hybrids scheduled to be available in summer 2022, with the latter said to produce up to 322-hp. These hybrid powertrains split the workload with the gasoline engine powering the front wheels while the 14.9-kWh battery powers the rear. BMW claims the hybrid 2-Series Active Tourer will deliver up to 50 miles of range using electric-only power.
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