BMW is entering a new era this month at the Geneva Motor Show with the introduction of the company’s first ever front-wheel drive car, the 2-Series Active Tourer. Set to compete with the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, the German MPV looks a lot like the Kia Carens so the design is certainly not one of the best to come out of Bavaria. It has received twin circular headlights, a Hofmeister kink as well as a traditional kidney grille. Inside the cabin it has a 40:20:40 split-folding rear seat, together with a wood trim, leather upholstery, GPS and a “semi-command” seating position.
Upon launch, the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer will be sold with a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter gasoline engine rated at 136 HP and 220 Nm of torque. There’s also a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline motor with 231 HP and 350 Nm while on the diesel side you can have a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter outputting 150 HP and 330 Nm.