BMW 2 Series 218i M Sport [Nav] 1.5 5 door Hatchback (2017) at Ford Canterbury

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Never lose your way again with the inbuilt Sat Nav, plus our 218i comes with Automatic Headlights, Rain Sensing Wipers, Rear Parking Sensors, One-Touch Electric Front Windows, Air Conditioning and a CD / Radio with USB in. Qualifies for Warranty4Life*

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CO2: 124 g/km

MPG: 53.3

V5 Document

V5 Document

MOT Certificate

MOT Certificate

Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Service Log Book

Service Log Book

Body Glass

Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch, Heat insulating tinted glass, Heated windscreen washer jets, Rain sensor including auto headlights activation, Rear wiper

Brakes

ABS, Brake assist function, Collision mitigation braking system, DSC+, Dynamic Traction Control - DTC, Hill start assist

Carpets/Rugs

Anthracite Velour floor mats

Chassis/Suspension

Drive Performance Control

Driver Aids

Attentiveness assist, Cruise control with brake function, Forward collision warning, Speed limiter

Driver Convenience

Automatic tailgate operation, Stop/start button

Driver Information

BMW emergency call, BMW Online services, BMW Teleservices, Check control system, Door/boot open warning light, Lights on warning, Oil temperature gauge, On board computer, Outside temperature display, Personal Profile, Service interval indicator

Driving Mirrors

Body colour door mirrors, Door mirror integrated indicators, Electric adjustable heated door mirrors

Entertainment

Bluetooth audio streaming, BMW professional radio/CD/MP3, DAB Digital radio

Exterior Body Features

Body colour bumpers, Body colour door handles, Body colour roof mouldings, Chrome exhaust tailpipe, Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats, Door sill finishers, M aerodynamic body styling

Exterior Lights

Follow me home headlights, Front fog lights, High beam assistant, LED daytime running lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Dual zone automatic air conditioning

Interior Features

12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell, 3 spoke leather M sport multifunction sports steering wheel, 4 grab handles, Anthracite headlining, Dakota leather upholstery, Front armrest, Front/rear armrests within door panels, Illuminated glovebox, Reach + rake adjustable steering column, Rear centre armrest, Sunvisors

Interior Lights

Luggage compartment lighting, Welcome lighting

Packs

Extended storage pack - 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seats, Childproof rear door locks, Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors, Driver/Front Passenger airbags, Front and rear curtain airbags, Front passenger airbag deactivation, Front seatbelt force limiters, Front seatbelt pretensioner, Front side airbags, Seatbelt warning, Side impact protection, Tyre pressure monitoring system, Warning triangle and first aid kit

Seats

3 rear headrests, 40:20:40 split folding rear seat, Front head restraints, Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment, Isofix front passenger and rear seat preparation, Sliding rear seats

Security

Drive away door locking, Electronic immobiliser, Key integrated remote control central locking, Locking wheel bolts, Remote control Thatcham category 1 alarm

Transmission

Electronic differential lock

General

Badge Engine CC: 1.5
Badge Power: 136
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: i
Coin Series: M Sport Nav
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 14E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 84
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 60
NCAP Safety Assist %: 70
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
Service Interval Mileage: 18000
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO: 0.329
CO2 (g/km): 124
HC: 0.055
Noise Level dB(A): 69
NOx: 0.019
Particles: 0.0003
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1499
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 94.6
Engine Code: B38A15M0
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: TWIN TURBO
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 12
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 53.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 61.4
EC Urban (mpg): 43.5

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 9.3
Engine Power - BHP: 136
Engine Power - KW: 100
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 4400
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 162
Engine Torque - MKG: 22.4
Engine Torque - NM: 220
Engine Torque - RPM: 1250
Top Speed: 127

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear: 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare: RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style: M DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 486
Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1555
Length: 4342
Wheelbase: 2670
Width: 1800
Width (including mirrors): 2038

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 51
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1890
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1510
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 468
Max. Loading Weight: 550
Max. Roof Load: 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 695
Minimum Kerbweight: 1340
No. of Seats: 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.3

BAVARIA'S ACTIVE FRONT (used) 31/08/2018

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

BMW reached into the mainstream with this 2 Series Active Tourer, a reasonably spacious and quite affordable family five-seat MPV. MINI underpinnings saw this as the brand's first front driven model and it's certainly a classier, more interesting alternative to a conventional Scenic-style compact MPV. Does it add up as a used buy?

Models

Models Covered: Mid-Sized MPV 5dr (1.5, 2.0 petrol / 1.5, 2.0 diesel)

History

Front wheel drive and BMW. It's not often you see those words in the same sentence. Equally unusual is the idea of any kind of BMW MPV. We're here though, to examine the used car market credentials of a car that brings all of these things together, the Munich maker's 2 Series Active Tourer. It's precisely because this car was so different from anything BMW had done before that it was so perfectly pitched for the conquest sales the brand was seeking when it launched this model back in 2014. Sure enough, over 70% of Active Tourer buyers were people new to the Bavarian marque. Many of them too, were also new to the five-seat Scenic and C-MAX-style compact MPV sector this car supposedly competes in. That segment had previously never before been offered a car that was in any way aspirational. This model's closest market rival, the Mercedes B-Class, is the nearest thing we had previously had to something of that kind in this segment, but that car wasn't especially dynamic, either in the way it looked or the way it drove. To be frank, it was aimed at a more mature audience. What the market needed was the same sort of thing but with sharper looks and handling. Maybe even a bit of cleverer packaging too. That's what BMW tried to deliver here. And tried to achieve for the first time without its traditional unique selling point when it comes to driving dynamics: rear wheel drive. The Bavarians once said they'd never abandon that, but the space-efficient front-driven platform and engine package developed for the third generation new MINI proved too tempting a proposition not to install in something bearing the BMW badge. This car sold until 2018 when it was lightly facelifted. It's the original pre-facelift models we look at here.

What You Get

Cover up the badges and you wouldn't necessarily guess this to be a BMW, but begin to examine the details and the Bavarian influences begin to shine through. The short overhangs and long wheelbase, the wedgy profile, the L-shaped rear lights, the crisp contours and the smart swage lines all point to this Munich maker. It also seems sportier than you might expect a car of this kind to be, courtesy of things like the steeply raked windscreen and the way that the distinctive double kidney grille is positioned lower than the headlights. Only at the rear does practicality assume priority, though even here, there are hi-tech touches. Examples include the vertical air-deflecting blades that sit on either side of the tailgate glass. And the way the rear wiper is neatly hidden in the rear spoiler. It's attention to detail of this sort that explains this BMW's impressively sleek 0.26Cd drag factor. Plenty then, to disguise the sensible virtues that a car of this kind should have. But could this Active Tourer model really cut the mustard in the muddy dog, smelly gym kit and family holiday-friendly world of the mini-MPV. Could you really live with one? Lift the standard electrically-operated tailgate and first impressions are encouraging. There's a low sill, a wide aperture and a decently sized boot offering 468-litres, which in BMW terms is about 30% larger than a five-door 1 Series, about 10% larger than an X1 and only a touch smaller than a much bigger 3 Series Touring model. You'll also want to compare in terms of the wider market though and here, you're talking of a space that's close to what you'd get in a Mercedes B-Class - or indeed a conventional Ford Focus or Vauxhall Astra estate. But slightly further removed from the total capacity served up by the kind of more practically-orientated compact MPV a buyer of this car might consider - something like a Volkswagen Golf SV. Forget the comparisons though. What matters is that this luggage bay is big enough to be everyday-usable. So bulky items like baby buggies that you might struggle to get into some of BMW's other compact five-door family cars - say something like a 1 Series - will here fit in quite easily. There are lashing points and bag hooks on either side of the luggage bay, plus an optional 'extended storage' pack offers attachments like a load net to help keep things in place should you get a bit carried away on the journey back from the supermarket. Valuables are better housed in this concealed space below the floor, the folding top concealing a handy multi-function tray. If you need more room, then your first option is to take advantage of the sliding/reclining rear bench functionality and either push the back seat forward or angle it into a more upright position. If that's not enough, then the split-folding backrest divides 40:20:40, so the middle part can be flattened if, for example, you want to transport something long like a set of skis in between a couple of rear seat folk. If you really need to super-size your space, then the rear bench drops electronically at the touch of a button to create a completely flat 1,510-litre cargo area that can be even further extended if you've opted for the extra cost fold-flat front passenger seat. With this in place, your Active Tourer could swallow items up to 2.4m long. Switch your focus from packages to people and, by and large, the news is equally good, with decent space for three fully-sized adults, even on longer trips - though the unfortunate middle occupant will need to sit with legs astride the kind of raised transmission tunnel you'd think you wouldn't need on a front-driven car. Certainly, the tightly drawn roof line and high sides can make the cabin feel a little enclosed but the large glass area compensates with an airy feel you can add to with an optional opening panoramic glass roof. As for the seats, well they're not of the removable kind - the sort of thing you'd get on mainstream MPV rivals like Renault's Scenic and Citroen's C4 Picasso. But then we don't think many potential Active Tourer buyers will be cross-shopping against cars of that kind. In any case, as mentioned earlier, this rear bench does slide (in a 60:40 split) and when in its rearmost position, offers impressively generous standards of legroom. This is further aided by the fact there's plenty of room beneath the front seats, so even the largest pair of shoes will be able to slide under. We also mentioned the backrest's reclining function too, which gives greater comfort on longer journeys. Arguably though, we've left the best bit until last. We're guessing that it's the upfront experience that'll really sell people this car. Light, spacious and beautifully appointed, it's a level of quality removed from any other compact MPV we've ever sat in. It's based around an imposing layered dashboard that on plusher models curves into the cabin in a symmetrical wave garnished with leather, wood and bright work. The only slight issue with the layered moulding is that some taller front seat passengers may find their knees knocking against the lower section of the dash. There's also a minor issue in the way that the gearstick slightly obscures the climate controls. As usual in the brand's modern models, the iDrive infotainment set-up's freestanding multifunction colour screen takes pride of place in the middle of the fascia, though the display is not of the current trendy touchscreen variety, controlled instead by this circular rotary dial down by the gearstick. Still, if there's a better, more intuitive system of this sort currently on the market, then we've not tried it. In terms of the driving position, well it's almost SUV-like. We mentioned earlier that you're sat higher than you would be in the brand's X1 Crossover model - a full 30mm higher to be exact, which means that the view out is commandingly MPV-like and makes this a fine urban runabout. Or at least it would be if the large pillars either side of the windscreen didn't slightly restrict your visibility at junctions. There are chunky pillars at the rear too, so it's just as well that BMW fits rear parking sensors as standard. These are issues that you quickly adjust to though and it's certainly easy to get an ideal driving position, thanks to plenty of rake and reach adjustment from a smart leather-trimmed steering wheel through which you view the usual crystal clear set of BMW dials. The cabin's practical too - as that of any MPV should be. So there are decently-sized door bins and cleverly staggered cup holders in the centre console. You also get a large space under the armrest that can be used to charge your 'phone. And a neat hidden compartment in the centre stack.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Most of the 2 Series Active Tourer buyers in our owners' survey were very happy with their cars, but inevitably, there were a few issues, though these tended to relate to relatively minor things. On one car for example, the glovebox catch mechanism collapsed. This is a car that will have been subjected to family use, so check the interior condition carefully for wear and tear, including scratching of the plastics and stains on the seats. Also make sure the seats all fold away and flip up as they should, especially those that are operated electrically. Check the paintwork for scuff marks and the wheels for kerb damage, as these cars will have been used in town car parks and on school runs. Look out for trouble with a blocked diesel particulate filter (DPF), especially on cars that might have been used for short, city journeys. Otherwise, there have been a few reports of interior trim creaking and some issues with the plastic flaps in the boot working loose, but nothing really large enough to worry about. The engines and mechanicals are proven from other BMW models, and their reputation is good. As usual, make sure that servicing has been correctly carried out at a BMW main dealer.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2015 2 Series Active Tourer 218i excl. VAT) An air filter costs in the £4 to £21 bracket, an oil filter is around £10-£12 (or around £31) for a pricier brand) and a fuel filter costs around £25. Front brake pads sit in the £30 to £37 bracket for a set (or up to £82 for a pricier brand); for a rear set, it's £16-£19 (or up to £56 for a pricier brand). Front brake discs cost around £170; for a rear pair, you're looking at around £45. Wiper blades cost around £10.

On the Road

On the move, we were - given the front-driven layout - expecting this car to be far more MINI-like than most of the time it actually is. The Munich men have intentionally dumbed the responses of this 2 Series model down a little, mindful perhaps that a Cooper-style 'go kart-like' feel is less appealing to BMW buyers - and might be even less well received in the MPV segment. That said, this Active Tourer still represents a firmer-riding and more driver-orientated choice than many Scenic or C-MAX-style buyers will be used to, whatever the choice made of settings from the standard 'Drive Performance Control' system, the rocker switch for which you'll find down here by the gearstick. Under the bonnet, the range begins with the same 1.5-litre three cylinder petrol and diesel units you'll find in a MINI, powering the most affordable 136bhp 218i and 116bhp 216d Active Tourer derivatives. Our preference though, is for the variant that accounted for the majority of sales of this car, the 218d. Under the bonnet here, there's a larger, more conventional four cylinder powerplant offering 150bhp and far pokier performance, with 62mph just 8.9s away en route to 129mph. To be honest, we can't really see why you might want to go much faster in this car, but should that be your desire, then BMW will wheel out a 190bhp 220d variant. Here, there's the option of BMW's xDrive 4WD system, a set-up that really comes into its own in the winter months, distributing as it can almost 100 per cent of power to either axle - or a mix between both front and rear. Either way, the car will be kept firmly planted through the tightest bends in the foulest weather. The extra xDrive traction aids performance too, the 0-62mph sprint time improving from the 7.6s showing you get in the 2WD 220d model to just 6.8s. There are pokier petrol variants too. First up the 190bhp 220i, which uses the MINI Cooper S hot hatch's turbo 2.0-litre unit to make 62mph in 7.5s en route to 143mph. And beyond that, the fastest variant in the range, the top 225i model, which needs the additional traction of xDrive to harness its 231 braked horses. Here, 62mph is 6.3s away from rest on the way to 147mph. Automatic transmission is a non-negotiable here, an 8-speed 'Sport' set-up that features launch control and paddleshifters. There's also a more basic version of this 8-speeder offered as an option on all four cylinder derivatives. A separate 6-speed auto 'box has been developed for the three cylinder engines. BMW also offered a rare 225xe petrol/electric hybrid version.

Overall

Did you ever expect to see a BMW model range built around front wheel drive with an MPV body shape and offering the option of a three cylinder engine? We're not sure we ever did. But then we weren't really ready for an electrified BMW supercar either and we've got one of those. So this Bavarian brand is evolving - and so must the Scenic and C-MAX-style five-seat compact MPV segment in which this 2 Series Active Tourer competes. After all, even MPV buyers now realise that style and driving dynamics aren't incompatible with family versatility. Cars like this one are driving that change. Of course the front-driven layout gives it a less driver-orientated feel than you'd find in other BMW models. The brand's traditional buyers may not like that, so it's just as well that this car isn't aimed at them. No, you'll be interested in a 2 Series Active Tourer if your need for practicality is greater than your need for a BMW. But you'd still rather like one. If that makes sense to you, then this car will too. Its closest rival, the Mercedes B-Class, doesn't have the same kind of spark and the only other alternative is a much frumpier more conventional mainstream brand MPV. All of which means that BMW's appealing spin on ordinary family motoring will probably continue to attract a ready audience. People who probably never thought they'd be buying from this Munich maker. They won't be getting 'the ultimate driving machine' because that's not what they need. Getting instead what may very well be 'the ultimate small people carrier' will suit them very well indeed.

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