A prototype of the updated BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is seen

A prototype of the updated BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is seen

April 3, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Some editions published photos from the tests of the updated BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. A minivan of Bavarian origin will be offered with only five seats.

 Despite the growing popularity of crossovers and SUVs, the luxury minivan segment is still interesting for many motorists. For example, the German Mercedes launched the third generation B-Class in 2018, the Japanese Lexus introduced the LM model in the past, and the American Buick has just shown a four-seater version of its GL8 Avenir crossover. BMW’s Bavarian company is also convinced that the market demand for such cars is still sufficient to justify efforts to develop and create a second-generation 2 Series Active Tourer.

 Foreign publications have kindly shared with us pictures from the tests of a heavily disguised Bavarian minivan prototype, which took place near the Arctic Circle.

These photos also allow us to look inside the interior of the novelty. By the way, the interior of the car was also quite camouflaged, only the steering wheel, seats and power windows were visible. Those who fotkal updated 2 Series Active Tourer say that in size, the novelty is about the same as the current version of the model, but the wheelbase may have become a little longer.

 The new BMW minivan should have a lot in common with the 1 Series hatchback and mechanically linked to the 2 Series Gran Coupe, since they are all built on the same front-wheel drive platform FAAR. Expect an assortment of three- and four-cylinder engines and xDrive all-wheel drive as an optional extra.

 Do not expect to see a new generation of minivans in the near future, since although the prototype seems to have serial body panels, we still have not seen serial headlights and taillights. The interior probably still needs some refinement. Most likely, we will see the new product at the end of 2020 or, possibly, in 2021.