The second generation 2016 BMW X1 and the first front-wheel drive BMW, the 2 Series GT (Active Tourer) were spied in Germany during regular testing sessions. Along with the five seater Active Tourer, the photographers also spied the seven-seats version of the same car, and a five-door MINI.
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.
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 new generation of MINI vehicles.
The second-generation BMW X1 will debut in 2016. Built under the codename F48, the new X1 Sports Activity Vehicle moves away from the rear-wheel drive platform to the new BMW UKL front-wheel drive. An xDrive variant will continue to be offered as well. The BMW X1 will take advantage of the FWD setup which offers more interior space while retaining the driving dynamics.
Under the hood, the X1 family will make exclusive use of four-cylinder engine since BMW has already confirmed that it has no plans to re-engineer its six-cylinder engine for transverse mounting.