BMW is selling an old-fashioned, front-wheel-drive minivan, in some markets famous as the 2-Series Active Tourer . (There also exists a seven-seat version famous as the 2-Series Gran Tourer.)
The vehicle was presented in 2014 and was originally set for sale in the United States, but local division of BMW eventually realized that it would probably be worse for the brand.
The 2-Series Active will get its mid-cycle update next year, and that it has been spotted a prototype for the updated vehicle
The 2-Series Active will get its mid-cycle update next year, and that it has been spotted a prototype for the updated vehicle. The visual improvements will be fewer and seem to contain of a new design for the daytime running lights and also refined bumpers at both of the ends.
It’s unclear what mechanical changes will have, even there could be some power or efficiency tweaks that are made to the make 3- and 4-cylinder engines available. This prototype is made just for the updated version of the 225xe iPerformance plug-in hybrid model.
The plug-in hybrid has only been on sale last year. It has almost same powertrain as BMW’s i8 sports car. It has a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-3 paired with a electric motor at the rear axle and 6-speed automatic at the front one. The i8 has the reverse setup. The 225xe iPerformance’s output is much lower too at just 221 horsepower.
We can look forward and expect an updated versions of the rear-wheel-drive 2-Series models, with the high-performance M2 while we don’t see the updated 2-Series Active Tourer.