Updates introduced for the sportiest version of the Active Tourer MPV include 17- or 18-inch alloys, 10mm lower sports suspension and the M Aerodynamics package, which modifies the front air intakes giving the M Sport a more chiselled, streamlined appearance. Exclusive Estoril Blue paint and a high-gloss black finish for the double front kidney grilles are included, too.
Exterior changes are matched inside by the addition of an M-branded leather-wrap steering wheel and specially upholstered sports seats to the already luxurious BMW cabin.
As we reported when the 2 Series Active Tourer debuted at Geneva last month, engines are also borrowed from the latest MINI, including a 134bhp turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine and a frugal 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel, returning a range-topping 68.9mpg.
The flagship 225i xDrive model, meanwhile, is powered by a 228bhp 2.0-litre turbo.
There’s currently no word from BMW about how much the Active Tourer will cost when it arrives here in November, although an M Sport 1-Series costs £1,685 more than the SE variant, so expect to see prices for the Active Tourer M Sport start at around £24,500.