BMW files for new trademarks and out of an extensive list, a few monikers stand out: BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, X2 and a range of M products. It is not uncommon for automakers to register different model names in order to protect the intellectual property which doesn’t necessary translate into future products coming to market.
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We have already learned in the past that BMW is planning a 2 Series family, a spin-off from the new 1 Series, that will include the coupe and convertible variants. Built on the F20 platform, the new 1 Series Coupe will move up in class and be sold under the 2 Series badge. The car will share some design cues with the 1 Series Hatchback, but overall, the 2 Series Coupe is expected to look and feel sportier than its brother.
So what is the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer? First, we’re inclined to believe that this will be hybrid model of the 2 Series. Second, from a design standpoint, the Active Tourer could mean a crossover of some sort. Our sources say that BMW is sees the Active Tourer as an answer to customer request for extended space in family-oriented vehicle that offers more flexibility in a much smaller car.
Here is a full list of other registrations:
- Gran Tourer
- Compactive, Compactive Tourer
- E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9
- i1, i2, i3, i4, i5, i6, i7, i8, i9
- X2, X4
- M1, M2, M7, M10
- M35, M40, M55, M300, M350, M400, M500
- M130, M135, M140, M230, M235, M240, M330, M335, M340, M430, M435, M440, M450, M550, M650, M750
- GC, Gran Coupe, BMW Gran Coupe, 6er Gran Coupe
- SportMode, CoolMode, Air Collar, BMW Turbotec, Drive eCharged, LifeDrive, i Pedelec
- Corniche, Shadow, Wraith, Cloud, Dawn
- Rocketman, Paceman, Clubvan