New BMW 2 Series Active Tourer wallpapers.
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 100 km [47–68.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions: 139–109 g/km
Front wheel drive (xDrive AWD variants come in late Autumn)
170.9 inches (4,342 mm) length
70.8 inches (1,800 … CONTINUED
According to Autocar, BMW reportedly has plans for a model portfolio of 30 rear wheel drive and 15 front wheel drive cars. The 15 FWD cars include Mini models, but at least five will be purportedly wear a BMW badge.
The first of these (and only one committed to production thus far) is the 2 Series Active Tourer, which we’ve revealed to you recently by way of spy photos. A seven seat model is expected to arrive later in the year.
BMW’s 3-cylinder turbocharged engine is expected to power most of the Active Tourer models, with a more powerful 4-cylinder 235i model speculated.
While Europe is expected to take the bulk of orders for the 2-series Active Tourer, interest in the model is also reportedly strong … CONTINUED
Videos showing the BMW 2 Series Coupe in Moonlight Silver and Alpine White.
European Car Magazine reviews the BMW M235i Racing on the track.
With video as well.
BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), will tune into the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games tonight at 7:30pm ET on NBC, which is expected to be one of the most-watched television events of 2014. During NBC
Grassroot Motorsports drives the BMW M235i Racing around Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s a factory-built race car from BMW designed for privateers and club racers, aimed mostly at Germany’s VLN series at the Nurburgring and similar European series. BMW is entertaining thoughts of bringing it to the US, so they invited us to try it out.
The BMW M235i Coupe is now on display at the BMW Welt.
BMW’s development boss has revealed the company is unlikely to offer a competitor to the Audi A3 Sedan and Mercedes CLA.
Speaking to Wards Auto, Dr. Herbert Diess [BMW board member] said the company sees little need for a sedan smaller than the 3-Series in the United States. He went on to say he sees a “high risk of substitution” where customers would buy the smaller car – presumably the 1-Series sedan or 2-Series Gran Coupe – instead of a more expensive model like the 3-Series.
Speaking of small cars, Diess confirmed the company will launch the 2-Series Convertible “toward the end of the year.” He declined to go into specifics but the model will likely share engines with the 2-Series Coupe.
When asked about the status … CONTINUED