It’s fair to say that the MPV has suffered somewhat at the hands of the SUV. While the people-carrier was once the high-rise family wagon of choice, it seems these days most folk would rather go for something altogether tougher-looking.
So how do you make the MPV more appealing? If your answer is to make it sporty and plonk a premium badge on its conk, then the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer might very well tempt you out of your ‘faux by four’.
Unlike the larger 2 Series Gran Tourer, the Active Tourer variant is strictly a five-seater. A range of three and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines are available, including a plug-in hybrid model. There’s even the option of four-wheel drive if things regularly get slippery in your neck of the woods.
Over the next few pages, we’ll investigate what the 2 Series Active Tourer is like inside and on the road, plus which variants are best. Should you decide it’s the one for you, have a nose at our New Car Buying section for big savings on this car and hundreds of others.