From the UK, we have a new photo gallery with the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The fresh arrival of the first front-wheel drive BMW creates a whole new class of car and combines comfort and functionality of space with BMW dynamics.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer follows in the tire tracks of the Coupe as the second member of the new BMW 2 Series line-up and impresses from every angle with its sporty presence and harmonious proportions.
Measuring just 4,342 millimeters long (170.9 inches), 1,800 millimeters (70.8 inches) wide and 1,555 millimeters (61.2 inches) in height, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer offers similar inside space as larger X vehicles.
The versatile luggage compartment, whose capacity can be enlarged from 468 to 1,510 liters.
Photo Comparison: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer vs Mercedes-Benz B-Class
By expanding its product range, BMW is looking to attract new customer groups to the virtues of the BMW brand, just as it has already done with its successful BMW 1 Series. Around 70 per cent of the first-generation BMW 1 Series cars sold went to customers new to the brand. Seventy five percent of first time BMW buyers are expected for the new minivan.
The Active Tourer is the first ever BMW with front-wheel drive and the first core-brand BMW to become available with a three-cylinder engine. The new front-wheel drive architecture – with a transversely installed engine – allows maximum usage of the interior volume in a relatively small vehicle.
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is the first BMW to benefit from the modular engine concept.
The standardized modular engine enables the BMW Group to manufacture 3-, 4- and 6-cylinder petrol- and diesel-powered engines of varying capacities on one single assembly line. The high percentage of identical parts means the Group can greatly reduce costs, both in development and in production.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is due to be launched on the European market on 27 September 2014.
The main markets for the 2 Series Active Tourer will be Europe and China. Europe is likely to account for some 40 per cent of sales and China around 15 per cent.