The cover may have officially been pulled off the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer at the Geneva Motor Show, but BMW has apparently continued working on other variants behind closed doors. While at first glance this prototype looks like any other Active Tourer, the "Hybrid Test Vehicle" stickers on the passenger door and rear bumper give it away as something a little different.

Details about the hybrid Active Tourer are somewhat sketchy at the moment, but BMW indicated its likely direction for the electrified hatchback in the earlier Concept Active Tourer. It used a hybridized 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine coupled with an electric motor with a total system output of 190 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. The company claimed that it had a roughly 19-mile electric range and could hit 62 miles per hour in under 8 seconds. However, the Bavarian automaker hasn't said yet whether this powertrain would be used in the production version.

The internal combustion 2 Series Active Tourer is rumored to come to the US in 2015. Given the nearly complete look of the test car, the hybrid might not be too far behind.


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      12yan
      • 7 Months Ago
      BMW Jazz/Fit?
        P.F. Bruns
        • 7 Months Ago
        @12yan
        Bingo. And I am apparently the target audience, 'cause a tiny efficient wagon that holds lots of stuff and still handles like a BMW would totally work for me, if I can swing the asking price.
      david.bergman1
      • 7 Months Ago
      They have recently flip-flopped a little on whether or not the 2AT will come to our shores here in the states but I contend that if it does in fact make it we will likely only get the hybrid variant.
      ForcedInduction90012
      • 7 Months Ago
      The ugliest BMW ever. Even worse than the 3/5GT's and X4/6
      mikeymac
      • 7 Months Ago
      This looks like a Kia Rondo... Yes, or no?
        flychinook
        • 7 Months Ago
        @mikeymac
        I agree, and I'm ok with it. While the U.S. probably won't get the newer Rondo, the 2007-2010s are good cars. Drives like a compact car, but with the space of a midsize crossover. I'll take an MPV or "people carrier" over yet another SUV any day.
      knightrider_6
      • 7 Months Ago
      It's basically a Prius for twice the price but with 1/10th the reliability.
        hboi18
        • 7 Months Ago
        @knightrider_6
        bmw's are not toyota reliable ...but dont put them in the same category of Land rover
      SpaceGhost
      • 7 Months Ago
      This looks horrible.
      FREEPAT75014
      • 7 Months Ago
      19KM full EV range only ? Another ridiculous battery size of 5 to 6KWH ? Just forget it. BMW has a real problem to access decent battery technologies. They fall miserably short behind Tesla 65 and 85KWH real batteries. This is just ridiculous in my humble BMW costomer view. Audi set their TT Allroad concept at far better 12KWH level, getting lots of consideration even if this is still far too small and I hope commercial models will at least provide 25 to 30KWH backed with ICE engine for full car replacement capability, allowing to do 100% of average daily local commutes with one charge per 24H or even per 48H so it's easier and more comfortable to arrange in real world.
      XT6Wagon
      • 7 Months Ago
      Impreza hatch with kidney grills and a messed up A pillar? Um. no thanks. how about an affordable 328i wagon?
      S40Powered
      • 7 Months Ago
      Oh BMW...
      Spec
      • 7 Months Ago
      A Prius V?
      MANARC100
      • 7 Months Ago
      Rather just have a mini. That thing looks like crap
      superlightv12
      • 7 Months Ago
      Thought it was a Kia for a moment.
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