The family-focused small car from the folks at BMW is going to be officially unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but for those interested in seeing BMW’s first front-wheel drive vehicle, images and info has already been released.
The images show us a vehicle that looks like a Mazda5 although without sliding doors, and of course with BMW’s upscale design language.
A lifestyle focused vehicle, the 2-Series Active Tourer will be BMW’s first front-wheel drive vehicle, using a modified platform that is shared with the new MINI Cooper. Also, like the MINI, the 2 Series Active Tourer will get a three-cylinder engine, but in this application, it’s a 1.5-liter turbocharged unit that makes 136 hp. Top of the line models get a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder which help the small car get to 62 mph in 6.8 seconds, while a diesel engine will also be available. Transmissions include six and eight speed automatics and a six-speed manual.
BMW hopes to showcase the cars versatility and spaciousness, but BMW fans will be happy to know that the car will still sport the dynamic control switch which allows the car to flip between Eco Pro, Sport and Comfort driving modes. There’s also an available sport suspension which makes this 2 series sit a bit lower than the standard model.
There’s still no word on if this car will make its way to the US, but be sure to check out our coverage of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
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