BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (2014 - 2021)

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reviewed by Anonymous on 26 October 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 5 August 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 19 February 2021
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reviewed by Michael Grubb on 30 January 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 17 September 2020
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reviewed by Frank Carroll on 5 February 2020
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reviewed by Oldcooperman on 29 December 2019
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reviewed by Richard Sanders on 29 September 2019
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reviewed by Anonymous on 29 April 2019
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reviewed by subhash chandra banarse on 7 November 2018
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reviewed by Stuart Tiplady on 3 October 2018
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reviewed by Pete Sanders on 8 September 2018
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218i 1.5 Luxury Auto 5dr Medium MPV

reviewed by Anonymous on 17 March 2018
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Overall rating
5
How it drives
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Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
3
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
3
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

A fine car spoilt by the new iDrive system

The latest 218i has a new touch screen on the iDrive system along with new software. Irritatingly, BMW have included a feature which varies the screen brightness - on sunny days it is OK but when cloud comes over or you drive into the shade of trees/buildings, the screen fades to the point of being illegible. Add the fact that the new software features a smaller font for the satnav map than previous versions and you have a virtually useless screen! On querying this problem (no mention of the feature in the literature and the dealer was unaware of it!) BMW say this is to prevent glare but under these conditions you might as well switch the screen off!

On all other accounts the car is very good (this is my second) but I would seriously question buying another.

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About this car

Price£22,125–£38,775
Road TaxA–F
MPG43.5–134.5 mpg
Real MPG67.6%

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