Unveiled: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

2 Series | December 16th, 2013 by 21
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The upcoming BMW 2 Series Active Tourer was spotted fully unveiled during an official video shoot. The new MINI, revealed last month, will be the …

The upcoming BMW 2 Series Active Tourer was spotted fully unveiled during an official video shoot.

The new MINI, revealed last month, will be the first model to benefit from the new platform with a second model, BMW ActiveTourer, to follow in 2014. The three-cylinder powered Active Tourer will debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

The BMW Active Tourer will be sold under the 2 Series badge, so essentially it will be labeled BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The car will be offered with a five and seven-seat configuration.

Unveiled: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

The car spotted without any camouflage shows a similar design as the concept version seen on the auto show tours.

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 go on sale in the United States in early 2015

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: WCF]

  • Joc

    Go home bmw, you’re drunk

  • Paul

    i like the look. not so bad. interessting to see what the x2 will look like

  • LITUSTIM

    Car doesnt even resemble concept,and i was really looking forward it.

  • Ben Turner

    Looks like a Peugot 307.

  • Tinky-Winky

    smaller grill and headlight rings make it look fat.

  • emulajavi

    Hood line!! Awful!

    Was it so difficult to keep the one from the concept!

    Thanks God that in the new 7series (and I hope the rest of the new models) the line is back where it should be: the grilles

  • emulajavi

    At least they’ve got rid of the chrome accent of the doors

  • Giom

    Looking good. Much better than the B class. I’m excited about the new technologies etc.

  • digivue

    Looks like a van from afar. Wrong wheel drive in addition. Vanification and wrong wheel driveification continues at high speed back in BMW. First, van looking X5, now this plus a healthy dose of FWD… OMG what is happening?

  • DSC OFF

    Seems like they should use the 1 series name for all things FWD.

  • Michael

    There still hasn’t been an official confirmation that this vehicle will be sold in the states. That being said I have two questions. Firstly, is this what you think of when someone mentions BMW? Secondly, is the B-class successful enough to make this vehicle even necessary? As I understand it, the answer to the latter question is no.

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.
      • Michael

        Thanks for replying with the link, I utilized that to access the source article. I noticed that they did not quote him as having said that.

        • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

          I know, but it’s def coming.

          • Michael

            Why would they deem this vehicle to be appropriate for the U.S. market but consider the 1 series not to be? How many Americans are demanding a premium alternative to a Subaru Forester?

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