Real world thoughts on the 2 Series Active Tourer

by Bernie McGroarty on May 31, 2014, 8:58 pm
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The 2 Series Active tourer is BMW’s first MPV, I’d call it a mini van, and also the automakers first front wheel drive car. It’s based on the new Mini’s platform, and looks to offer some decent interior room for passengers and luggage, without being overly large on the exterior.

What Car? recently invited some of their readers to check out the new Active Tourer and to see what they really thought of the the first front drive BMW MPV. Many felt the Active Tourer was very functional, well designed and built, it was also a vehicle that suited many of their needs. I listed some of the readers’ pros and cons below, have a look at what they had to say, then check out the video review.

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Interior space, feels bigger
More space inside compared to an X1, yet a smaller foot print
Driving position
Dash Layout
Lots of leg room in the back
Enough room for at least 2 suitcases in the boot, without seats folded down
Seats folded easily
Liked front drive set up, better for winter
Lots of technology included
Exterior is still smaller, making it easier to park


Cup holder placement
Boot floor, doesn’t stay up when folded, also isn’t removable
Boot isn’t huge, but seats fold easy making it quite functional

Read all about the 2 Series Active Tourer here!

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6 responses to Real world thoughts on the 2 Series Active Tourer

need4speed commented:
May 31, 2014, 9:02 pm

That thing is just so wrong, in so many ways. N4S
Crom! commented:
June 4, 2014, 12:54 pm

Rear wheel drive unusable in winter??? Get some freaking snow tires.
njbimmerman commented:
June 4, 2014, 3:57 pm

so how does it drive?
and how does it compare to the 116, 118, 120 models that Europe gets but not USA?
ScorpioAthlete commented:
June 6, 2014, 7:49 am

That thing is ugly as fawk!
Chris90 commented:
June 6, 2014, 10:48 pm

I'm guessing it drives like a big Mini, like the Countryman.
av98 commented:
June 15, 2014, 6:50 am


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