The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and 2 Series Gran Tourer get a bit of titivation for 2018, with styling tweaks for BMW’s MPVs, more efficient engines and DSG gearbox too.
It’s four years since the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer arrived (and three years since the Gran Tourer arrived) to deliver a ‘Premium’ MPV (although BMW call them SATs) and, in the process, move BMW about as far away from its core market as you could imagine. And now it’s time for a facelift.
The usual facelift titivations apply, with a new front end designed to look wider with its single piece air intake and updated kidney grille, tweaked back end with bigger exhaust pipes (and twin ones on four-cylinder cars) and a couple of new colours – Jucaro Beige and Sunset Orange.
There’s also new alloys (17″ to 19″), new cloth and leather trim, new selector lever in automatic cars, new optional LED and Active LED headlights and the optional LED fogs get a tweak too.
But it’s not just cosmetic titivation on offer, with the 2018 models also getting a raft of economy, power and emissions improvements.
A seven-speed dual-clutch Steptronic gearbox is made available for the first time, and all the petrol and diesel engines benefit from a small improvement in power and economy.
There’s also improvement on emissions too, with diesel engines getting a diesel particulate filter, NOx absorber catalyst and SCR with AdBlue injection.
The new BMW 2 Series Tourer models go on sale in March, with the 2 Series Active Tourer starting from £24,095 and the Gran Tourer from £27,705.