BMW’s first front-wheel drive model, the 2 Series Active Tourer, has been spied sans swirly paint job/plastic clad disguise on a promo video shoot.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, previously referred to as the 1 Series GT, is the Bavaria carmaker’s foil to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and is underpinned by BMW’s UKL platform, a modular front-wheel drive chassis set to feature on a number of upcoming compact models from the Bavarian firm’s stable.
As the photos snapped by spies at Wordcarfans.com show, this model’s packaging doesn’t stray to far from that of the BMW Active Tourer Concept that bowed at last year’s Paris Motor Show.
Early reports suggest that it will be offered in a choice of five- and seven-seater body styles and will launch with a choice of turbocharged petrol and diesel powerplants. The engine lineup has yet to be confirmed, but it’s thought that a couple of engines will be lifted from the new Mini.
A turbocharged 1,5-litre 3-cylinder unit with direct fuel injection will kick off the range, possibly joined by a larger 4-cylinder engine. Petrol power outputs could range from 15 kW to 165 kW.
On the diesel front, the power outputs will range from 60 kW to 135 kW.
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer could make its first public appearance at the Geneva Motor Show in March.