BMW has announced some details of its all-new 2 Series Active Tourer, which will go on sale in Ireland on the 27th September 2014. Interestingly this will be the first BMW to be offered with a front-wheel-drive setup and the option of three-cylinder engines. The 218i Active Tourer is powered by an all-new three-cylinder petrol engine. It’s equipped with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology to produce 136hp and 220Nm of torque and 115g/km of CO2. The second model at launch is the 218d Active Tourer, its four-cylinder diesel engine produces 150hp and 330Nm of torque and 109g/km of CO2.
The more powerful 225i will go on sale with xDrive four-wheel-drive in November, alongside the 220i, 216d, 220d and 220d xDrive. In addition to the entry level model, Sport, Luxury and M Sport variants will be offered. Prices will be announced closer to the car’s launch.