Our Cars: BMW 218i Active Tourer

The last six months has seen big changes for David with a new arrival in the family. And the BMW has been there every step of the way.
Our 2 Series goes up north to Mark Nichol for a while - and it changes his perception of a small MPV entirely.
Giving buying advice to friends and family after a new car can be a minefield. But other times there's one car that is perfect for someone.
The 2 Series Active Tourer comes with an electric tailgate as standard. But is it any better than a conventional boot lid?
The Active Tourer was BMW's first MPV but now there's already the seven-seat Gran Tourer. So are the Active Tourer's days numbered?
David's other half has her say on the family-friendliness of the 2 Series Active Tourer along with its good and bad points.
The 1.5-litre engine that powers our 218i is designed to be economical but at the moment it's proving anything but.
The 2 Series Active Tourer is one of very few premium MPVs - so what does the competition look like?
David's new arrival made her appearance a bit earlier than expected but it seems she's a fan of the 2 Series Active Tourer.
Our 2 Series is dead posh as it comes with a electric parking brake. The problem is, it doesn't want to let go.
Despite the badge - our 218i is actually powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine, albeit with a turbo. But is it powerful enough?
With a new family arrival imminent, David has gone all sensible with his latest car - the family-friendly BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

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