2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV: Features, Specifications & Price

Update: ‘Specifications,’ ‘Features,’ and ‘Prices’ sections updated.

The second-generation BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is now available in two plug-in hybrid drive variants in the EU markets and the UK. The new drive variants have impressive electric-only ranges and a plethora of equipment as standard.

2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV variants

The previous generation 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV was offered in one variant: 225xe. The 2022 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV comes in two variants – 225e xDrive and 230e xDrive. Thus, the all-new model should suit more customers.

The new plug-in hybrid MPV features the fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology which debuted in the BMW iX3 in 2020. The new-generation eDrive system includes a comprehensively upgraded electric motor, battery pack, and power electronics, and it brings a considerable improvement to the plug-in hybrid MPV’s pure electric range.

2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV front rear
The UK-spec 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV delivers a pure electric range of up to 57.17 miles on the WLTP cycle. Image: BMW Group


The BMW 225e xDrive Active Tourer and the BMW 230e xDrive Active Tourer have a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine powering the front wheels and an electric motor powering the rear wheels. The base variant’s combined power is 241 bhp, while the top-end variant has a significantly higher combined power of 322 bhp.

The launch of the 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV marks a new era of PHEVs at BMW. This is the brand’s first fifth-generation plug-in hybrid car. The Gen5 technology brings significant improvements in efficiency and dynamics.

Aspect/SpecificationBMW 225e xDrive Active TourerBMW 230e xDrive Active Tourer
Drivetrain LayoutAWDAWD
Engine1.5L 3-cyl turbocharged petrol1.5L 3-cyl turbocharged petrol
Engine Power100 kW (136 PS/134 bhp)110 kW (150 PS/147 bhp)
Engine Torque230 Nm230 Nm
Motor Power80 kW (109 PS/107 bhp)130 kW (177 PS/174 bhp)
Motor Torque247 Nm247 Nm
System Power180 kW (245 PS/241 bhp)240 kW (326 PS/322 bhp)
System Torque477 Nm477 Nm
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Acceleration Time6.7 seconds5.5 seconds
Top Speed195 km/h205 km/h
Battery size (net)14.2 kWh14.2 kWh
Charging Time (wallbox/public charger at 7.4 kW)2.5 hours2.5 hours
Charging Time (household socket 220-230 V / 10 A)8 hours8 hours
All-electric range54.06-56.54 miles54.06-57.17 miles
Combined Fuel Consumption (WLTP)0.7-0.6 L/100 km (403.5-470.8 mpg imp)0.7-0.6 L/100 km (403.5-470.8 mpg imp)
Combined Electric Power Consumption (WLTP)14.9-14.3 kWh/100 km15.2-14.4 kWh/100 km
Combined CO₂ emissions (WLTP)17-15 g/km16-14 g/km
2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV specifications (Source: BMW UK) [Top speeds and charging times taken from BMW Germany]

A 14.2 kWh (net)/16.3 kWh (gross) battery pack, located low down in the vehicle’s floor and featuring a particularly flat design, feeds the electric motor. It provides a zero-emissions driving range (WLTP) of up to 57.17 miles. A 7.4 kW onboard charger allows charging the battery pack from 0 to 100% SoC in 2.5 hours. Through a household socket, the charging process takes 8 hours.

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Lesser boot space & towing capacity

The 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV lags behind the combustion variant on the load capacity because of the added aggregates of the electrical system. The regular and mild-hybrid variants provide up to 470 litres of load capacity that is expandable to up to 1,455 litres. The plug-in hybrid variants have 406 litres of cargo space behind the rear seats, and folding down the rear seats increases the cargo space to 1,370 litres. The unbraked towing capacity is the same – 750 kg, but the braked towing capacity is 100 kg lower – 1,400 kg.

Added comfort & convenience

The 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid offers the driver benefits that make up for the limitations. Operating in EV mode feels calmer and more comfortable, which is an asset in luxury cars. The traction battery pack uses the energy usually lost from the friction of braking to recharge itself. Plus, it’s cheaper to drive on electricity than petrol or diesel. There’s also the advantage of privileges at parking spots. Lastly, auxiliary heating and AC are standard features, so the occupants step into the car at the right temperature every time.


2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV interior dashboard
The 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV’s electrification components affect its load capacity and towing capacity. Image: BMW Group

Equipment levels are impressive in the 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV. 225e xDrive customers can choose from Sport, Luxury, and M Sport grades, while 230e xDrive customers get a choice of the middle and top-end grades. LED headlights, LED rear lights, powered tailgate, BMW Live Cockpit Plus with BMW Curved Display, two-zone automatic climate control system, rear AC vent, Parking Assistant incl. Active Park Distance Control and Reversing Assist Camera, etc. are standard.


Prices of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV in the UK start at GBP 31,285.

ConfigurationBMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV Price
225e xDrive SportGBP 36,820
225e xDrive LuxuryGBP 38,640
225e xDrive M SportGBP 40,495
230e xDrive LuxuryGBP 41,350
230e xDrive M SportGBP 43,205
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV prices in the UK (Source: BMW UK)

Featured image: BMW Group