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Here are some highlights of the changes for the 2015 BMW models lineup.

New features as of 7/14 vehicle production:

All models:
The memory button for the electric seat settings is now marked with “SET” instead of “M.”

All models except Z4 Roadster:
When equipped with Navigation, an advanced version of Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI; option 6AM) provides a new function. Additional route suggestions are offered, highlighted by a “globe” icon in the NAV screen. This is especially helpful when traveling in heavy traffic situations such as rush … CONTINUED

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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent
July 17, 2014

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

By Jens Meiners, BIMMERPOST Correspondent
July 17, 2014

The news that BMW would expand its portfolio to include front-wheel drive models was hardly met with universal excitement in this community. BMW, of course, is all about rear-wheel drive, a low center of gravity, driving dynamics, emotion. But alas, the times are changing: In recent years, we got the “Gran Turismo” models; we witnessed the demise of the naturally aspirated in-line six; … CONTINUED

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First look at the 2 Series Active Tourer M Sport model from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

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The recently announced BMW 2 Series Active Tourer [Official Thread] has made its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

Here are our photos from the show floor. For all info on the 2 Series Active Tourer see: http://www.2addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=946363

More 2 Series Active Tourer Videos

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More videos of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

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New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer wallpapers.

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Highlights:

Models:
218i – 3 cylinder 1.5L engine, 136hp / 100kW
225i – 3 cylinder 1.5L engine, 231hp / 170kW, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds
218d – 4 cylinder diesel, 150hp / 110kW and 243 lb-ft / 330Nm, 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds
Fuel consumption combined: 6.0–4.1 litres per … CONTINUED

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As we recently reported, the car that everyone has been calling the “1 Series GT” has now been fully revealed — as a 225i. Its full official name will be the 225i Active Tourer.

Also as predicted, the production version retains the Concept Active Tourer’s styling. The differences are the smaller kidney grilles, revised fascias and different lights. The shots of the interior reveal the same multi-layered styling seen in other late model BMWs.

The 2 Series Active Tourer will share the newest MINI’s engines and … CONTINUED

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Automotive News reports that the sale date for the Active Tourer in the U.S. will be early 2015.

The production Active Tourer will look essentially the same as the Active Tourer Concept and will share MINIs engines and FWD “UKL” platform. It will also come in a longer-wheelbase version with a third row of seats.

The Active Tourer is one of several new FWD vehicles which BMW will use to push into new segments. Ian Robertson, BMW AG’s board member for sales and marketing said: “With … CONTINUED

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The first FWD BMW will soon make its appearance in the form of the 1 Series GT and its design is now revealed in this set of patent images. Until now, the 1 Series GT has been previewed in the form of the Concept Active Tourer.

The 1 Series GT, together with the upcoming FWD BMW lineup and MINIs, will all ride on BMW’s UKL front wheel drive platform. How many FWD BMWs should we expect?

According to a report from late last year, up to 12 … CONTINUED

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Introducing the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor.

Introducing the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor.

The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor will take to the stage at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen fair, treating the premium compact segment to another view of how interior space can be cleverly utilised for sport and leisure purposes. This concept car presents solutions that take a fresh route to combining sporting aesthetics and style with sustainable drive technology, compact dimensions and functionality. The environmentally friendly plug-in hybrid drive system, bringing … CONTINUED

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BMW will be unveiling the second version of the Concept Active Tourer [See Official Thread for first concept], which it calls the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor, on July 12, 2013 – at the 2013 OutDoor Exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

No preview image of the second concept was released with this announcement, but the company says that the concept is aimed at “meeting the special needs of an outdoor and leisure time oriented target group.”

The BMWNA CEO has confirmed that the U.S. will be receiving the production … CONTINUED

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Headlining today’s press day at the 2013 New York International Auto Show and making their North American debuts are the BMW 328d, 3 Series GT and Concept Active Tourer.

The 328d (info) and a 320i (info) will join the 335i and 328i this summer in the F30 3 Series lineup. The 328d will be powered by a TwinPower Turbo 4 cylinder engine, outputting 180 hp / 280 lb-ft of torque and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.2 seconds, while getting mileage that could … CONTINUED

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BMW has released some new videos for the BMW Concept Active Tourer, which will serve as the basis for the upcoming FWD BMW 1 Series GT (Gran Turismo).

The first clip highlights the versatility and multi-use function that the 1 Series GT will serve, for many types of lifestyles and activities. This is the video which was on played at the BMW Concept Active Tourer display at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

These two videos also give us the first look at the BMW C.A.T. in motion.… CONTINUED

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The front facsia/bumper design patent for the upcoming 1 Series GT has been revealed and it follows the attractive Concept Active Tourer (upon which the 1 Series GT is based), as BMW’s production models often do compared to the concept version.

As you can see there will be LED lights and even side cameras available as optional equipment.

Here are the specs of the concept model:

Plug-in hybrid
eDrive pairs a 1.5L petrol engine (twinpower 3 cylinder turbo) with electric … CONTINUED

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By BIMMERPOST moderator Dackelone (David):

The other night I was at the BMW Welt and spotted BMW’s Active Tourer Concept [official info thread] on display. The spot lights were turned off (since it was at night) so I just HAD to go back for a better look!

One of the things I found most striking about the Active Tourer Concept are the lines of the car – especially the car’s hood and side body. I found the curves to be very sexy. The hood lines reminded … CONTINUED

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The last time we posted photos of the FWD 1 Series GT in testing, it was nearly a year before the debut of the BMW Concept Active Tourer [official info] at the recent 2012 Paris auto show.

Here, we see it with less camouflage than ever and although some fairly heavy and tricky camouflage remains, one can look to the concept model [photos below] for a very good idea of what the production model will look like. BMW has a strong track record of keeping production … CONTINUED

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