The 2 Series Active Tourer looks expensive compared with its closest rivals, although in most cases it comes with more standard equipment, so it’s actually not bad value.
Its engines are also more efficient than those in many other MPVs. This means that company car tax will be very reasonable (if not cheapest, since its high list price pushes up tax payments). The 225xe could feasibly be run very cheaply if you keep it in electric mode – something you’ll only manage on short journeys.
The premium badge will ensure resale values are among the best in the class (if not quite as good as the Volkswagen Touran’s), and if you’re planning to sell on then this will likely be one of the cheapest cars in the class with all ownership costs factored in, despite its higher initial purchase price.
There’s a reasonable, fixed-price servicing plan that covers the 2 Series Active Tourer for five years or 50,000 miles. We’d avoid the more expensive Service Inclusive Plus package; while it covers wear and tear on clutch, brake disc and brake pad replacement on top of the standard service pack, the extra purchase cost seems high.