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.

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
  • Urbanic
  • 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
  • M50d
  • Z8
  • 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

[Source: Germancarforum]