The (not so) all-new design of BMW’s 2 Series Active Tourer

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer sketch HERO

The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer looks very familiar on the outside, but there are a few surprises inside

BMW says that its new 2 Series Active Tourer has been completely re-engineered, based on a new architecture that has been designed to adapt to both electrified powertrains and conventional combustion engines. But on the outside, it’s hard to see what has changed when comparing this second generation model to the first. 

The sketches are lovely and colourful, though they seem to be of a vehicle infinitely more exciting than the new 2 Series. Aside from the inclusion of the giant kidney grille, which unusually pushes up above the nose and continues up on the bonnet, the model looks pretty much identical to the old one.

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