BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 223i
At least the lighting units look good

This second-generation model of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer will be launched overseas in 2022

BMW has revealed the 2022 2-Series Active Tourer that is based on an architecture designed to accommodate both internal combustion engine and electrified drive systems.

The second-generation model has, erm…revised styling. Up front, there are a pair of sleek LED headlights flanking the new variation (read larger) of the ‘kidney’ grille that dominates the front fascia of the car.

Heavily raked A-pillars, a narrow window area with a rising beltline, flush-fitting door handles and large wheels can be seen along the sides, while behind, there are split LED tail lamps, a muscular rear bumper and a small windscreen that fits in the shapely boot lid.

The car has an airbag between the driver and front passenger

BMW will offer the car in as many as 11 colours and based on the model chosen, the premium hatchback will come with 16- or 17-inch wheels, while wheels up to 19 inches in size can also be fitted to it.

Speaking of variants, the 2022 2-Series Active Tourer comes in standard, Luxury Line and M Sport grades and it has a cabin inspired by the interior of the iX electric SUV.

There are horizontally placed air vents and metallic trim on the dash, while a multifunctional sports steering wheel and a minimalist centre console are also present.

The seats can be had in optional Sensatec perforated or Vernasca leather

The cabin has a lot of storage areas, along with 4 USB ports, 2 12 V power sockets, a slidable, split/folding rear bench and a minimum boot space of 415 litres.

In terms of features, the new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer comes with a 10.25-inch curved display, a 10.7-inch cluster, new generation iDrive based on BMW Operating System 8, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, BMW Maps along with Park Assist with reversing camera.

In addition, customers also get an interior camera, 2-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing wiper, automatic tailgate operation, and automatic headlight activation.

Cargo Space
In this state, the car will have up to 1455 litres of cargo holding capacity

What’s more, customers also have plentiful optional extras including adaptive LED headlights, wireless charging, sport seats, panoramic sunroof, adaptive M suspension, Active Cruise Control with Stop and Go function, and more.

From the get-go, BMW will sell the car in front-wheel drive 218i (134 BHP), 220i mild-hybrid (168 BHP), 223i mild-hybrid (214 BHP) and 218d models making 147 BHP.

All variants come with a 7-speed Steptronic dual-clutch transmission. In the mild-hybrid variants a 19 BHP electric motor is integrated into the gearbox. BMW says the line-up will expand further with the addition of 2 plug-in hybrid models in 2022.

2022 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 230e Rear
The exhaust tailpipes are integrated into the rear apron and are out of sight

Standard safety features the 2022 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer comes with, apart from the regular passive systems, are Cruise Control with brake function, Lane Departure Warning, Evasion Assistant and front-collision warning.

To be launched in overseas market come February 2022, the premium hatchback will be be built at BMW’s Leipzig plant.

2022 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer 230e
It has a long wheelbase, and wider tracks than its predecessor