BMW 220D ACTIVE TOURER XDRIVE
Price £32,430 On sale Now What’s new? Fresh engines, gearboxes and looks spruce up the 2 Series Active Tourer for 2018
IN CASE YOU’D forgotten all about it amid the current haze of SUVS, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is the German firm’s take on the MPV, and for this year it’s the recipient of a number of revisions in order to keep it looking and feeling fresh. There’s a more aggressive look, new automatic gearboxes and more efficient engines optimised for WLTP testing.
In the 220d, driven here in Luxury specification, you now get BMW’S excellent eight-speed torque converter transmission, which proves to be smooth in normal use and punchy in its Sport mode. The optional four-wheel drive gives tonnes of traction, while the handling is good for a boxy(ish) MPV. In this guise, it is a pricey buy, though.