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201422 Jul

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WHEN: 2015

HOW MUCH: Rs 21 – 28 lakh

ENGINE: 3-cylinder direct-injection petrol and 4-cylinder common-rail diesel engine

COMPETITION: Mercedes-Benz B-Class

 

German luxury carmaker BMW had officially showcased the new 2 Series Active Tourer at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The 2 Series Active Tourer is based on BMW’s first-ever front-wheel drive platform.

 

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will be built on an all-new modular platform which can be configured in 3 different wheelbase sizes hinting at the possibility of more products from BMW in similar vein. The all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer boasts of very effective space utilisation owing to its transversely-mounted engine and upright seating.

 

In fact, flexible seating arrangement, featuring a 40:20:40 split and folding rear seat back will be offered, and this would help to position the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer as a versatile mini-MPV that would suit most people’s needs. Plans are also afoot for BMW plans to join hands with Salewa, for producing a variety of sporting gear with custom fittings and carriers for the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

 

To kick-off things, the BMW 2-series Active Tourer will be powered by 3-cylinder direct-injection petrol and a 4-cylinder common-rail diesel engine. Further engines, including 4-cylinder petrol and 3-cylinder diesel, can be expected in the future.

 

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Front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual gearbox will be standard, with an eight-speed automatic as optional. Some variants will get four-wheel drive.

 

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will compete with the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. Both vehicles are similar in size, and more importantly, are of a similar concept, that of a sporty mini-MPV for young, upmarket urban people. At 4342mm in length, 1800mm in width and 1555mm in height, the new BMW 2 Series Acctive Tourer is slightly shorter than the Mercedes-Benz B-class, which is 4360mm long, 1785mm wide and the same height at 1555mm.

 

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One needs to simply swipe one's foot below the bumper, and the tailgate unlocks automatically

 

Underpinning the new BMW 2-series Active Tourer is an aluminium chassis with McPherson struts at the front and multi-link rear axle at the rear. Alongside the standard suspension, BMW also plans to offer an M-Sport set-up with a 10mm-lower ride height and firmer settings.

 

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