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autoviva2014-02-14 16:03:39

BMW unveils 2 Series Active Tourer

Model is the first BMW to use the new front-wheel platform

 
 
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New BMW 2 Series 2 Active Tourer will compete directly with the Mercedes B-Class

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will debut in Geneva its first model with the new front wheel drive platform, the Series 22 SeriesBMW 2 SeriesGermany, 2013 > present111 versions
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Active Tourer. This five-seater MPV will premiere next month and will be on sale towards the end of the year.

The 2 Series Active Tourer will be the first of a series of new BMW vehicles that will use the new front-drive platform, which was premiered by the new generation MINI Cooper. The new model has very different proportions of the usual brand vehicles and will compete directly with the Mercedes B-ClassB-Class Gen.2 [W246]Mercedes-Benz B-Class Gen.2 [W246]Germany, 2012 > present60 versions
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. The Active Tourer is 4342mm long, 1800mm wide and 1555mm high.

Still the brand identity is clearly present in the BMW Active Tourer 2, not lacking the essential characteristics such as the kidney grille slightly leaning forward flanked by twin circular headlamps at the side ends.

The modular platform on which the new model is based will allow a large range of models derived from it. For the Active Tourer a varaint with seven seats is already planned to launch later this year. This same platform is likely to give rise to a new generation of the X1 and a new 1 Series sedan.

In terms of engines the new 2 Series Active Tourer will be available with a choice of three powerful, lightweight and efficient engines with three and four cylinders, part of a new generation of engines that are already available in the MINI.

The new gasoline three-cylinder engine will make its debut in the BMW Active Tourer 218i218i Active TourerBMW 218i Active TourerGermany, 2014 > present3 photos
. This 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with 136hp has an average fuel consumption of 4.9l/100km and CO2 emissions of 115 g/km combined with a manual six-speed gearbox .

The top-end version at launch will be the Active Tourer 225i225i Active TourerBMW 225i Active TourerGermany, 2014 > present3 photos
. This version equipped with a four-cylinder engine with 231hp will reach 100km/h in 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 235km/h. Average consumption announced by BMW is 6.0l/100km, with emissions of 139g/km.

Finally the first diesel version of the new Active Tourer will be the 218d218d Active TourerBMW 218d Active TourerGermany, 2014 > present3 photos
, equipped with a four-cylinder engine with 150hp and 330Nm of torque. This version will be able to reach 100km/h in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 205km/h. However the high performance will be combined with the efficiency as the 218d has a combined consumption of 4.1l/100km and 109g/km emissions.

BMW has already scheduled the release new versions of the model for 2015, including some with all-wheel drive.

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