First BMW front wheel drive car launched. It is BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in F45 bodystyle.
Together with the long wheelbase of 2,670 millimetres and raised roofline, this configuration enables the room inside to be maximised, resulting in an unprecedented feeling of spaciousness.
This way both driver and passengers gets more space and a higher position which results in a better all-round view.
The cabin has a light and spacious feel to it, with all surfaces horizontally structured in a layered look. There is also the option of a large panoramic roof that lets light flood into the interior.
BMW 2 Active Tourer is launched with 3 engines and these are:
– BMW 218i, 1.5 Litres petrol engine with 136 Hp
– BMW 225i, 4 cylinder petrol engine with 231 Hp
– BMW 218d, 4 cylinder diesel engine with 150 Hp
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer among front-wheel-drive cars.
BMW developed new chassis which includes a single-joint spring strut axle at the front and a multi-link rear axle which according to BMW combines agility and directional precision with excellent handling stability and suspension comfort.
In this car were used high-tensile and ultra-high-tensile multi-phase steels.
Once I heard the rumors that this car will be made by BMW I did not believe it 100% but now it is a reality, well it is still hard for me to believe that now BMW makes front wheel family cars. I am used to know BMW as a rear wheel drive cars more sport oriented.
Now it will be like Mercedes who makes everything, may be from financial point of view this makes sense and I am sure it makes but how about being unique and have your own niche related strongly to certain speciality of a car?