Bigger, Better Pricier

The BMW mini-MPV gets torque boost, as well as more equipment and room

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Wine connoisseurs have animated discussions about bouquets, palettes and vintages, while the average drinker just wants an affordable plonk to make Mondays more bearable.

Car reviewers are not unlike wine connoisseurs. In their eyes, a car like the BMW 218i Active Tourer is not a true-blue BMW.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2022, with the headline Bigger, Better Pricier. Subscribe