Spy Shot BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
The next-generation BMW 2 Series Active Tourer was captured by the camera during a severe test in Northern Europe. The 2 Series Active Tourer is BMW’s first front-wheel drive model released in 2014. Given BMW’s model change cycle, next-generation models can be expected in late 2020 or early 2021.
Next-generation models are similar in size to current models, but with a more refined design. The wheel base also looks a bit longer, so we can assume that the interior space has increased. The design clearly evolved, but the grille was slightly larger and the side mirrors moved from the bottom of the A-pillar toward the door.
The platform is based on the BMW Group’s front-wheel-facing FAAR, which was also available in the 1-series hatchback, released in May. The platform can also be used in battery electric vehicles and features reduced weight.
The powertrain is not known for sure, but it is speculated that the engine will be powered by a series of direct injection turbocharger modules, including three-cylinder and four-cylinder series. A plug-in hybrid version is also available, and a battery electric vehicle version can also be expected. Basically, the front wheel rolling method and four wheel rolling method are also possible.
The current 2 Series Active Tourer also has a lineup of Grand Tourers with three rows of seats. However, the next-generation model may be excluded from the lineup due to the strong SUV.