New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer revealed [videos]

We showed you the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer with no disguise last year, when it was caught in U.S. during a photo shoot.

Now close to two months later, BMW has finally unveiled official details and images of the 2 Series Active Tourer ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March.

The 2 Series Active Tourer is the first front-wheel drive model from the company, featuring a familiar kidney grille, twin circular headlights and the Hofmeister kink.

Even though it bears 2 Series designation it has nothing to to with the standard 2 Series. Instead it shares its platform with the new MINI.

The 5-seater version is 4,342mm long, 1,800mm wide and 1,555mm tall with a wheelbase of 2,670mm. A seven seater model will follow soon.

Typical to BMW models there are different packages available, like the Sport Line package with high-gloss black accents, special air intakes, exclusive 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels, sport seats, high-gloss black trim and contrast stitching.

The Luxury Line package comes with high-gloss chrome grille, unique 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, special seat upholstery and chrome accents.

Finally M Sport package adds an aerodynamic body kit, a high-gloss black grille, a sport-tuned suspension reducing the ride height by 10mm and 17- or 18-inch light alloy wheels. For the interior the package adds M leather steering wheel, specially upholstered sports seats, an anthracite roof liner and M-branded door sill plates.

From launch the Active Tourer will be available with three different engines.

Just like the platform, the engines come from the latest MINI and include a 134bhp 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol turbo in the 218i, taking it from 0-62mph in 9.3 seconds, while returning 57.6mpg. Second petrol us a 168bhp 2.0-litre turbo in the range topping 225i. The 218d uses a 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel, returning 68.9mpg.

Engines are linked to a standard six-speed manual, while the eight-speed auto is optional.

Later on 220i, 220d and 216d models will follow, as well as four-wheel drive xDrive models.


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