BMW 2-Series Active Tourer officially unveiled
By Michael Gauthier
BMW has officially unveiled the 2-Series Active Tourer ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Previewed by the Concept Active Tourer, the production model is a front-wheel drive hatchback that will have the purists howling.
Despite their disapproval, the Active Tourer is instantly recognizable as a BMW as it features a forward-slanting kidney grille, twin circular headlights and the familiar Hofmeister kink. Overview, it measures 4,342mm long, 1,800mm wide and 1,555mm tall with a wheelbase that spans 2,670mm.
The styling won't win everyone over but the Sport Line package has high-gloss black accents, special air intakes and exclusive 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels. There's also sport seats, high-gloss black trim and contrast stitching.
The Luxury Line adds high-gloss chrome grille and special 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels. The model also has a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, special seat upholstery and chrome accents.
If that isn't sporty enough, the M Sport package adds an aerodynamic body kit, a high-gloss black grille, a sport-tuned suspension (which reduces the ride height by 10mm) and 17- or 18-inch light alloy wheels. The package also includes an M leather steering wheel, specially upholstered sports seats, an anthracite roof liner and M-branded door sill plates.