BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Launch

Written by: Michelle Tan, Mantuka.com

Come one come all to the much anticipated BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Launch that started yesterday and will end today at the BMW Showroom, QAF Auto Sdn Bhd!

Potential BMW owners will definitely be amazed by the beauty and sleekness that lies before them and will be even more impressed with the different packages that is available to customers who purchase a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer!

The packages include two choices of original BMW accessories in the form of a roof rack for extra storage and a cruise bike that can be attached to the rear of the car! So drivers can experience the excitement when traveling in a BMW 2 Series Active Tourer and an exclusive company accessory.


New to the family segment, and a first for BMW, the 218i Active Tourer is a compact MPV with sporty intentions. This new comer skilfully blends comfort and functionality of space with the trademark BMW strengths of dynamism, style and elegance. This 218i Active Tourer measures just 4,342mm long, 1,800mm wide and 1,586mm in height, making it perfectly suited to cope with the growing challenges of urban mobility.

BMW has therefore opted for a sophisticated front-wheel-drive system for the 2 Series Active Tourer that is able to deliver the degree of driver engagement expected of the brand's models. Together with the long wheelbase of 2,670mm and raised roofline, this configuration enables the room inside to be maximised, resulting in an unprecedented feeling of spaciousness.

Driver and front passenger enjoy a far higher seating position than in a sedan, which affords a commanding all-round view at the same time as making it easier to get in and out. The wealth of storage facilities and the option of a fold-flat passenger seat backrest are just two examples of the interior's impressive flexibiliy and cleverly devised layout.

The cabin has a light and spacious feel to it, with all surfaces horizontally structured in a layered look. There is also the option of a large panoramic roof that lets light flood into the interior. The brand identity with its overriding sense of dynamism is clearly present in the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer too. It shines through in Trademark features such as the slightly forward-slanting BMW kidney grille at the front end flanked by the distinctive twin circular headlights.

Moving inside, the controls for the radio, air conditioning and air vents are angled towards the driver in another unmistakable BMW design trait.

And just to give a small taste of what the cars are made of, after its world debut in the BMW i8, the BMW Group’s first three-cylinder petrol engine has now been installed in a vehicle of the BMW core brand as well, the BMW 218i Active Tourer is what powers the powerful BMW 218i Active Tourer that will impress you in any setting. The new three-cylinder petrol unit stands out for its exceptional efficiency and great performance abilities, with average fuel consumption (as per EU test cycle) of 4.9l/100 km2 and CO2 emissions of 115g/km2. The engine has a displacement of 1.5 litres, generates 100 kW (136 hp) power output and 220Nm of torque and excels with its spontaneous throttle response, hearty appetite for revs and high pulling power thanks to the engine that has been installed transversely and boasts a compact design along with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology.

So, for more information on the launching of the series, head on down to the BWM Showroom between 9am to 5pm and check out the ‘perfect companion’ to travel with.