A new generation of BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is about to hit the track. What do we already know about the Bavarian compact minivan?
New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 2022 – Against the tide, BMW will soon renew its confidence in the compact MPV category, at a time when generalist manufacturers are gradually withdrawing from this niche sharply heckled by SUVs for more than 10 years. A few months before the final withdrawal of Renault Scenic and Citroën C4 Spacetouter (ex-Picasso), the 2 Series Active Tourer will be renewed in 2022. With the exception of the Volkswagen Touran, the future of unibody silhouettes will be the prerogative of the premium sphere which also includes in its ranks the Mercedes Class B.
Although BMW is courageously re-entering a segment tending to become a niche, its engineers did not start with a blank sheet to develop this second opus of the Series 2 Active Tourer. For the sake of economy, the platform of the current model, as well as its framework, will be renewed. Between real novelty and simple restyling, consider that it will bea kind of rearrangement from this companion of families.
A healthy base
Although accusing 7 years on the clock, the UKL platform of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is still in the game. She was theone of the first to benefit from rechargeable hybridization, from 2016, and intends to capitalize on this advance by improving its 100% electric running capacity for get closer to 100 km of autonomy. At the same time, the modernization of this base will go through the conversion of its thermal blocks, gasoline and diesel, to 48V light hybridization. Unfortunately, BMW will choose to skip the long version of the 2 Series MPV. Exit the 7 seater Gran Tourer which, for interior design reasons, has never been able to offer a plug-in hybrid variant in its catalog.
More incisive style
In terms of style, his little brother will strengthen his game via two prominent calender beans connected to larger optics, incorporating the latest LED matrix technologies. It seems that the sides will almost identically return the glass surfaces, when the body will revisit its model. The prototypes which are currently finalizing its development show the migration of the mirrors to the top of the doors, “flag” style. Still in terms of details, we regret that the rear wiper reintegrates the base of the tailgate window. He who currently hides elegantly at the top, under the third brake light. But, during its official revelation, we will especially notice that this stern will release finer lights, going hand in hand with a more pronounced relief, in the purest spirit of recent Bavarian productions.
On board, the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will not be content to inherit the cockpit of the recent 1 Series, since we already know that it will opt for a large digital panel, like the Mercedes B-Class, his most serious opponent. Like its big brother BMW IX, this oversized screen could display a curved profile, in an environment likely to be eligible for 5G technology.
New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer price
We await the reveal of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer before the end of this year. It is not certain that it will do justice to the Munich show in early September. Finally, commercially speaking, its first deliveries should start early 2022, against around € 28,000 minimum.
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