Laugh all you want, but the thought of having a front-wheel-drive BMW MPV might actually be one of the brightest ideas to come out of Munich in the last few years. Because lets face it, not everyone who buys a Bimmer today is looking for the 'ultimate rear-wheel-drive machine'. Meet the new (and very first) 2 Series Active Tourer, now available in the Philippines through Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC). It still has the instrument cluster, steering wheel, dashboard, and most important of all, the 8.8-inch LCD display and multimedia system with iDrive. So in reality, you're not missing out on any luxuries enjoyed by the other Bimmers in the line-up.
Designed and built with modern families in mind, practical ones who needs the spaciousness and versatility of an MPV, but still want the 'premium' feel of a BMW. And to free up some space inside, they shoved the entire driveline upfront to rid of the rather bulky driveline tunnel of a RWD. It is powered by a 1.5L 3-cylinder gasoline engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology derived from the 3rd generation MINI. That gives it a maximum of 136 hp and 220 Nm of torque under the right pedal.