The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
There’s plenty of adjustment to the driving position in the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer so it’s easy to get comfortable behind the wheel, and all models have a central armrest.
Sports seats, which bring better lateral support, come with Sport trim and above and are great because they have variable side support and (manually) extendable thigh support. It’s a shame entry-level SE misses out on them. Adjustable lumbar support is an additional optional extra, as is electric adjustment with memory. Our only complaint is that the sports seats have a long base, even with the thigh support pushed all the way in, which can make them a little uncomfortable for shorter-legged individuals.
Side visibility is better, thanks to a low window line, although children in the back might find their view out a little more restricted than in some rivals, including the VW Touran. It's slightly better in the 225xe because the rear bench is mounted 30mm higher to clear space for the battery.
Front and rear parking sensors are standard across the range as is park assist, which senses an appropriately sized parallel parking space and steers the car automatically into the bay. A reversing camera is only available as part of a costly pack.