The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is spacious, well finished and good to drive, if a little expensiveread the full model review
The entry point to the range gets plenty of kit, including sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, a multi-function steering wheel, 16in alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers as standard. Add a couple of choice options and it’s all you really need.
This entry-level petrol engine is shared with the Mini Cooper. Although it’s small, a turbo means there’s enough power if you’re prepared to work it hard. If you’re doing mostly town driving with the odd bit of motorway, it’ll be fine, although you might want more power if you regularly have a full car.