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With seven seats and front-wheel drive, you might not expect the upcoming long-wheelbase version of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer to live up to the Ultimate Driving Machine reputation that BMW has fostered over the years. But the latest spy clip from the Nürburgring suggests otherwise.

The Bavarian automaker has apparently been testing its new people mover on the Nordschleife, getting it ready to join the growing 2 Series family. And though it's wearing heavy camouflage, we can clearly see from the video below that it's cornering impressively flat – which bodes well for those who'll need to transport their expanding family but aren't prepared to give up on handling.


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      dfkd
      • 11 Months Ago
      Gotta get a couple more tenths off those school runs...
      Cruising
      • 11 Months Ago
      Better drive good since the platform can be traced back to Mini.
      James Dailey
      • 11 Months Ago
      I think the new VW GTI provides plenty of evidence that you can get performance out of a front-wheel-drive platform. Let's face it, unless you're taking your car out on a track, this is more than enough for the typical US buyer. Speed limits are low and traffic is heavy. You don't need 300+ horsepower and rear-wheel drive to be fun. In fact, that much power is often more frustrating than fun, because you can never use it!
      MayTheBestCarWin05
      • 11 Months Ago
      It is a sad day when there is an article devoted to how surprised we are that a BMW handles well. Regardless of it being FWD, it should be an expectation that all BMWs corner flat and handle well. They are the Ultimate Driving Machine after all.
      Teleny411
      • 11 Months Ago
      Looks like a Toyota Za on crack