2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer update announced in Australia

April 30, 2018

Some updates have been announced for the 2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in Australia, including the introduction of a new seven-speed dual-clutch auto transmission, along with some styling and tech revisions.

BMW Australia is offering just one variant of the new model, called the 220i Luxury Line. Buyers can also option for the sporty M Sport package, adding 18-inch M light alloy wheels, an M aerodynamics package, M Sport suspension, and a number of M details inside including an M sports steering wheel.

For the exterior the updated model receives a freshened up design with standard LED headlights, hexagonal daytime running lights, a revised set of kidney grilles, and a single-piece lower section for increased presence. The rear apron also comes in for some redesigning, with a new bumper bar encasing a set of larger twin exhaust outlets (from 75mm to 90mm).

Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder producing 141kW and 280Nm. Hooked up to a new seven-speed dual-clutch auto, the front-wheel drive machine can cover the 0-100km/h sprint in a claimed 7.4 seconds. It also offers an average fuel consumption of 5.9L/100km.

Inside, the driver gets to use a fresh central gear selector, while all passengers are treated to Dakota leather which is now standard for the seats. Even the seats have been redesigned with extended cushions for added comfort. In the back, the standard power tailgate opens up a 468-litre boot, which is expandable to 1510L with the 40:20:40 split-fold rear seats down.

Buyers can select between a range of five interior trims, with fine wood for the Luxury Line or Aluminium Hexagon for the M Sport. Four leather colours are also available, with a 6.5-inch iDrive media interface or an optional 8.8-inch unit.

The 2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer update officially goes on sale in Australia in May, with prices starting from $49,500 (excluding on-roads). See below for the highlight features.

Standard equipment:

  • Seven-speed dual-clutch Steptronic transmission
  • Airbags to front driver and passenger, full-length sides and head protection in sides and headliner
  • DSC with ABS, Brake Assistant, Cornering Brake Control and Dynamic Traction Control
  • Multi-collision braking function
  • 18-inch light alloy wheels with run-flat tyres
  • Cruise control with braking function
  • Driving Assistant, a camera-based system including Speed Limit Info, Lane Departure Warning, Approach Control Warning, Pedestrian Warning and light city braking function
  • Front and rear Park Distance Control
  • Parking Assistant, using ultrasonic sensors to identify parallel parking spaces
  • Rear View Camera
  • LED Headlights with cornering lights
  • LED fog lights
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • High-beam Assist
  • Auto wipers and headlight activation
  • Dakota leather interior upholstery
  • Fine-wood ‘Fineline’ interior trim
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Automatic tailgate
  • Rear seat with 40:20:40 split capability
  • BMW Connected +
  • ConnectedDrive Services including BMW online and BMW apps for third-party app integration
  • Intelligent Emergency Call
  • Real-time traffic information
  • Remote Services including send-to-car address function, remote locking/unlocking and pre-conditioning via smartphone app
  • Extended smartphone connectivity including Voice Control
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Navigation system accessed via 6.5-inch colour touchscreen
  • Six-speaker stereo loudspeaker system

Options

M sport Package includes:

  • Specific Dakota leather upholstery
  • BMW Individual Anthracite roofliner
  • Aluminium Hexagon interior trims with Pearl Chrome accents
  • M leather steering wheel
  • Sports seats for driver and front passenger
  • 18-inch BMW M light alloy wheels
  • BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line exterior trims
  • M Aerodynamics Package
  • M Sport Suspension

Innovations Package:

  • BMW Head-Up Display
  • ConnectedDrive Freedom with concierge Services
  • Driving Assistant Plus including Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function, front cross traffic warning, Lane Keeping Assistant and Crossroads warning
  • Navigation system Plus, with 8.8-inch high-res screen

Comfort Package:

  • Comfort Access
  • Electric lumbar support for driver and front passenger
  • Electric seat adjustment with memory function
  • Seat heating for driver and front passenger

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.