BMW’s first front-wheel drive vehicle, the BMW Active Tourer was spied during a testing session in Germany.
For the first time we can see the five and seven seater models being tested together ahead of their launch in 2014. The F46 BMW Active Tourer will compete against the Mercedes-Benz B-Class which recently halted development of a long-wheelbase version of the second-generation B-class.
With an exterior length of 4,350 millimeters, width of 1,833 millimeters and height of 1,576 millimeters, the Active Tourer makes the perfect companion for those that enjoy outdoor and sports activities.
BMW Active Tourer will be powered by three and four-cylinder turbo engines and will sport the new front-wheel drive platform architecture. A Hybrid and xDrive version will be offered as well. Similar powerplants will also be used in the next generation of MINI vehicles.
The new small petrol engine shares its 500cc individual cylinder capacity and other key elements with BMW’s classic 3.0-litre straight six petrol unit.
Optionally, an all-wheel drive setup will be offered as well. for almost all UKL-based models.
[Source: Auto Motor und Sport]