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2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer gets subtle facelift, now offered with 7-speed, dual-clutch Steptronic gearbox
BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer finally gets its first ever mid-cycle update, and if we could describe the facelift in one word, we would say that it was very “discreet”. This minivan isn’t just the first for BMW, but it also marks their first attempt to do a front wheel drive too.
Both variants, namely the five seater 2 Series Active Tourer, as well as the seven seat Gran Tourer, will be getting the new paint scheme of Jucaro Beige and Sunset Orange, together with the six new options for alloy wheels that vary in size from 17 to 19 inches.
When looking at it from the outside, the changes are very hard to see, which is why we are going to point them out for you. First, the LED headlights have a more hexagonal shape like the new BMW models, while the rear features light emitting diodes that exhibit different graphics. The kidney grille, single-piece air intake, and LED fog lamps are also new here.Read the entire article 2018 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer gets subtle facelift, now offered with 7-speed, dual-clutch Steptronic gearbox
BMW has unveiled the 2 Series Active Tourer xDrive – the latest iteration of the model that features with the intelligent four-wheel drive system BMW xDrive. BMW first used the xDrive in the BMW X3 and the X5 around a decade ago and is now making the four-wheel drive system available in a number of models and series.
This system does not only better traction and stability but is also always aligned to each vehicle concept, thus paving way to high degree of functionality and improved cornering dynamics as well as keeping the fuel consumption and emission levels of four-wheel drive vehicles as low as possible.
The 2 Series Active Tourer is the latest example of model-specific alignment of the four-wheel drive system. But unlike previous variants, BMW xDrive for the first time is grounded on a front-wheel drive concept with transversally installed engines.Read the entire article BMW unveils the 2-Series xDrive Active Tourer
Behold! The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is arriving, signaling an era for the German carmaker in which it offers front wheel-drive and three cylinder engines. The Active Tourer -- BMW’s follow-up as the newest member of the BMW 2 Series range – could be powered with either an all-new three-cylinder engine or a four-cylinder one.
The power from the engine will be transmitted to the wheels by BMW’s front-wheel-drive system. BMW will soon offer an all-wheel-drive xDrive system later this year. Active Tourer is a well-packaged material that merges dynamism, style and elegance as well as practicality. The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer boasts of extensive connectivity provided by BMW ConnectedDrive.
With dimensions of 4,342mm (length), 1,555mm (height) and 1,800mm (width), the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is roomy enough for five passengers and spacious enough to hold 1,510 liters of luggage with the rear seats folded down – making it suitable and perfect to the increasing challenges of urban mobility.Read the entire article BMW 2-Series Active Tourer starts at 22,150 GBP in the UK
Three of four buyers of the BMW 2-series Active Tourer minivan is expected be new to the brand. Frank Niederlaender, head of product management for BMW’s lower model range, told Automotive News Europe that the Active Tourer will have a conquest rate of around 75 percent.
The carmaker expects the 2-series Active Tourer to capture buyer who would otherwise purchase vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz B class or Volkswagen Touran.
BMW introduced the minivan with an aim of attracting younger families, who typically would remain as customer as they get older. BMW is expecting demand for luxury compact cars to accelerate over the next 10 years faster than for the overall luxury market.Read the entire article BMW expects 75% conquest rate for new 2-Series Active Tourer
BMW would wait at least 15 months before it would launch the new 2-series Active Tourer in the United States as it executives don’t believe that the five-door wagon won’t be a hit in the country. BMW unveiled the fwd 2-series Active Tourer at the Geneva Motor Show and will start selling it in September in Europe.
Frank Niederlaender, head of product management for BMW lower-series vehicles, remarked that U.S. consumers don't prefer hatchbacks. He noted that while the new 2-series Active Tourer has space that US consumers want, it not enough to appeal to them. "We have to find the right timing," Niederlaender said.
BMW waited for around three years before it launched the X1 crossover in the US because of its small size. The X1, however, has exceeded expectations, with 26,512 sold in the US in 2013, about 10,000 more than planned.Read the entire article BMW will wait 15 months to launch 2-Series Active Tourer in United States
This is it folks, the all-new 2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, the latest addition in the 2-Series range. Measuring ,342 millimetres long, 1,800 millimetres wide and 1,555 millimetres in height, the 2-Series Active Tourer promises to combine compact dimensions on the outside with a strikingly spacious feel on the inside.
Looking just like the Active Tourer Concept new vehicle is easily recognizable as a BMW thanks to the big kidney grille, but the big surprise is found inside, where together with the compact dimensions on the outside with a strikingly spacious feel on the inside, there is an unprecedented feeling of spaciousness.
Moreover, the controls for the radio, air conditioning and air vents are angled towards the driver in another unmistakable BMW design trait. The 2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer has a luggage compartment that can be enlarged from 468 to 1,510 litres, and the 40:20:40 split-folding rear backrest fitted as standard exemplify this model’s excellent everyday practicality.Read the entire article Official: 2-Series Active tourer is a FWD BMW
BMW will start selling the Active Tourer crossover in the United States in early 2015. According to Ian Robertson, BMW AG's board member for sales and marketing, the Active Tourer will share a front-wheel-drive platform and new three- and four-cylinder engines with the next-generation Mini Cooper. The Active Tourer, which is BMW’s first front-wheel-drive crossover, will rival the Mercedes-Benz GLA crossover that will arrive in the US in September 2014.
Robertson remarked that the Active Tourer will be the first of several new fwd vehicles. "You will see BMW push into segments where we haven't been before," Robertson said. He remarked that the Active Tourer will also be available in a longer-wheelbase version with a third row of seats. The new BMW/Mini platform could also underpin all-wheel drive vehicles.
While Robertson did not provide dimensions of the Active Tourer, the show car measures 171 inches in length and 61 inches in height. In comparison, the rear-wheel-drive BMW X1 crossover measures 176.5 inches in length and 70.8 inches in height. Robertson remarked that BMW is seeking to conquest buyers with the new platform.Read the entire article BMW Active Tourer crossover to arrive in the US in 2015
BMW brought the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor to the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) to showcase how to utilize interior space, whether it’s for sport or leisure. BMW hopes that with this concept car, which belongs to the premium compact segment, the brand will be able to promote its manner of merging sporting aesthetics and style with sustainable drive technology, compact dimensions and functionality.
Utmost efficiency is ensured with this environmentally friendly plug-in hybrid drive system, with its combination of a combustion engine and an electric motor. BMW talks about its compact dimensions and sporty design while offering plenty of interior space. It has a variable rear compartment meant to fit in sports and leisure equipment.
It is powered by a transversely mounted 1.5-litre petrol engine with front-wheel drive. It features a new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drive concept that provides the features of both an electric motor and a traditional combustion engine. The sportiness of the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor is emphasized further with its use of Exclusive Gold Race Orange exterior paintwork. BRead the entire article 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show: Bmw Concept Active Tourer Outdoor [Live Photos]
BMW unveiled today the new Concept Active Tourer Outdoor, a new version of the Active Tourer Concept shown back in September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. The new concept car from Bmw promises to combine sporting aesthetics and style with sustainable drive technology, offering all-round everyday usability and sufficient space for outdoor sports equipment.
The Concept Active Tourer Outdoor has a length of 4,350 mm, a width of 1,833 mm and a height of 1,576 mm, as well as a long wheelbase measuring 2,670 mm. In terms of design, the concept comes with an exclusive Gold Race Orange exterior paintwork, eye-catching orange accent strips for two of the grille bars, twin headlights with LED lights, 20-inch wheels partly painted in Gold Race Orange, large rear lights and stylish exhaust tailpipes integrated in the rear apron.
Inside, we find a centre console that appears to be floating between the front seats and flows smoothly into the instrument panel, Alu Mesh MoonGrey trim surface made from aluminum-fronted material, MoonWhite leather and Gold Race leather accent surfaces for the door trim. According to Bmw, the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor was designed as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV = Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle).Read the entire article Bmw presents the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor
BMW has presented a new Concept Active Tourer, which is the first to arrive from a range of front-drive entry-level BMWs that has long been mooted. This is tantamount to BMW’s decision to forget about its tradition of longitudinally mounted engines and rear-wheel drive. At the Paris motor show, BMW unveiled the five-door hatchback, a plug-in hybrid with four-wheel drive.
The front wheels are driven by a transversely mounted engine. This implies that entry-level BMWs from the new small car line-up will have front-wheel drive. Meanwhile, an electric motor is powering the rear wheels.
The platform is referred to as UKL1; it will be used in two wheelbase lengths both for the next-generation Mini line-up and the new range of entry-level BMWs to enter the 1-series line-up starting in late 2013. BMW is depending on this range to boost BMW’s annual sales volumes to two million by 2020.Read the entire article Bmw Concept Active Tourer at the 2012 Paris Motor Show
For this year’s Paris Motor Show, Bmw decided to abandon its tradition of longitudinally mounted engines and rear-wheel drive in favor of a new range of front-drive entry-level models: this is the Concept Active Tourer. According to the official press release, this is a plug-in hybrid with four-wheel drive and has a transversely mounted engine that drives the front wheels, while the rear wheels are powered by an electric motor.
Dubbed UKL1, the platform used by the Concept Active Tourer will also be used on two wheelbase lengths by the next-generation MINI but also by the entry-level models that will join the Bmw 1-Series lineup in late 2013. With these new models, Bmw expects to boost its annual sales volumes to 2 million by 2020.
The new range will include an MPV (previewed by the Concept Active Tourer) but also a rival to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and the new Volkswagen Golf Plus. The new Concept Active Tourer also introduces Bmw’s new 1.5-liter three-cylinder direct injection petrol engine, same that will be used in the i8 sports car. Still, this engine is teamed up with the electric motor that powers the rear axle. With a system output of over 190 hp, the Concept Active Tourer accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 8 seconds, while the maximum speed achieved is around 200 km/h or 124 mph.Read the entire article 2012 Paris Motor Show Preview: Bmw unveils the Concept Active Tourer
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