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Which BMW 2 is Perfect For You?

Which BMW 2 is Perfect For You?

As Forbes’ most reputable company for 2015, we all already love BMW.  But with 37 high quality vehicles, producing 466 model variants, how do you choose which one is right for you?  Help is at hand!  The BMW 2 Series provides a choice of cars all within the compact vehicle segment to suit your lifestyle. Here is Rivervale’s guide to the BMW 2 Series to help you decide which model best suits your personality ….

Across the entire 2 Series range each vehicle benefits from BMW Efficient Dynamics Measures, so are designed to give optimal performance while reducing consumption and emissions.  There are several ways BMW achieve this; the use of lightweight materials such as carbon and magnesium alloys create a strong yet light chassis, brake energy regeneration uses braking energy to recharge the battery reducing demand on the alternator, auto start/stop means a drop of fuel is never wasted and you can pick your driving mode to suit how frugal you want to be each time you start the car!

Within the BMW 2 Series there are 5 difference vehicles to choose from, each will suit a certain type of person - here is Rivervale Leasing's guide to the BMW 2 Series to help you decide which model best suits your personality …

Model: BMW 2 Series Coupe
Who is it for: Those who have a wild, rebellious side!

Athletic characteristics and muscular wheel housings radiate self-confidence.

In the Series 2 coupe it’s all about you as the entire cockpit is designed with the driver in mind.  The asymmetric centre console is tilted towards the driver, the control display is perfectly positioned to be in the driver’s line of sight and frameless windows give you an uninterrupted view of the road ahead. 

For when you might need a little extra space the rear seats fold down in a 40:20:40 split.

Servotronic adjusts your steering power to your speed so you will always get maximum agility for minimal physical effort. 

Tech Included As Standard on SE Model;

6.5” Control DisplayiDrive ControllerBluetooth
BMW Emergency call DAB Digital RadioRear Park Distance Control
Rain Sensor WipersComfort GoAutomatic Headlight Activation
Adaptive HeadlightsCornering HeadlightsHigh Beam Assist

Model: BMW 2 Series Convertible

Who is it for: Those who are laid back and free spirited!

With an electric soft top, the endless sky is only the push of a button away! 

The flat shoulder line of the Series 2 Convertible runs parallel to the ground, combine this with a long wheelbase and an elongated elegant line is created.  A light, flowing sensation inside is achieved using surfaces and edges that flow seamlessly into one another.

Rollover bars are stowed away to give you a clear 360 degree view, but will take on a fraction of a second to appear in emergencies.

Enjoy the easy, relaxed summer feeling all year round! 

Tech Included As Standard on SE Model;

 6.5” Control Display      iDrive Controller    Bluetooth   
BMW Emergency Call   DAB Digital Radio     Rear Park Distance Control
 Rain Sensor Wipers   Speed Limiter   Automatic Headlight Activation
   Drive Performance Control   Tyre Pressure Monitoring  


Model: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

Who is it For: Those who need a car as versatile as them!


You may be driving passengers one minutes them transporting bulky items the next the active tourer provides versatility without compromising on comfort.


There are numerous storage compartments and rear seats that can be folded down in a 40:20:40 split, even the passenger seat can be folded down to create more space – the active tourer is the master of transformation.


The long wheelbase, high roofline and short overhangs create compact athletic proportions from the outside yet you will find a spacious interior with comfortable elevated driving position.

Tech Included As Standard on SE Model;

 6.5” Control Display   Comfort Go  Rain Sensor Wipers
 Automatic Tailgate Bluetooth   iDrive Controller
DAB Digital Radio     BMW Emergency Call Park Assistance
Automatic Headlight Activation ServotronicAutomatic Headlight Activation



Model: BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer

Who is it For: Those who refuse to compromise on style!

With 7 seats the Gran Tourer provides enough room so that no one is left behind on your next adventure.  With enough space for 3 child seats in the second row everyone can climb aboard. Storage compartments hide under every row of seats so everything you need is always close by.

The Gran Tourer has the longest wheelbase and highest roofline, these proportions are softened using an inclined windscreen and high bonnet to maintain a sporty agile look.

If it’s space you need the 2nd and 3rd rows can be folded down and large doors and tailgate provide easy access. 

Tech Included As Standard on SE Model;

 Automatic Tailgate   Bluetooth   Comfort Go
 DAB Radio      BMW Emergency Call  BMW Navigation  System
6.5” Control Display  iDrive Controller        Active Guard
Heated Exterior Mirrors Park Distance Control Performance Control


Model: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV

Who Is It For: Those who are eco-conscious!

The Active Tourer PHEV provides the perfect introduction for those who want to dip those toes into the world of electric cars!  With a choice of driving modes you can choose how frugal to be or let the car automatically choose the most economical option for you.

As a Hybrid there is no range anxiety here!  A combination of an electric motor and petrol engine could take you up to 201.8 mpg.  On electric power alone you can travel 25 miles, that’s a trip into town without a single emission released!

You can charge up on the go at any ChargeNow public charging stations or plug in at home from your usual household socket. 

Tech Included As Standard on SE Model;

 6.5” Control Display     Active Guard   Bluetooth
DAB Digital Radio       BMW Emergency Call    Comfort Go
  Rear Park Distance Control  Rain Sensor Wipers       Automatic Headlight Activation

The options don’t end there – to get your perfect 2 Series you can choose to upgrade to the Sport, Luxury or MSport versions!

The comments above do not necessarily reflect Rivervale's views unless clearly stated.

Car related news
3 November 2015
Written by Natalie Faughy
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