The luxury German car maker’s first-ever front-wheel-drive production model and first model to be powered by a three-cylinder engine, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer – which debuted earlier this month at the 2014 Geneva motor show – is due to arrive locally mid fourth quarter.
Commenting on the likelihood of the M Sport pack reaching local buyers, BMW Australia corporate communications general manager Lenore Fletcher told CarAdvice that while final specifications are yet to be finalised, "you can rest assured we will be doing everything in our power to include it in our local line-up."
Comprising a sharper M3/M4-inspired front bumper with new intakes and fog lights and a revised rear bumper with black insert and chrome-tipped exhaust pipes, the M Sport pack also includes side skirts, 17- and 18-inch wheels and 10mm lower M Sport suspension said to improve handling.
Estoril Blue paint, front quarter panel M badging, black window surrounds and roof rails, and a high-gloss black double kidney grille complete the M Sport-exclusive exterior alterations.
Inside, the pack adds an M-stamped leather multifunction steering wheel, footrest, gear lever and door sill finishers, an anthracite roof and blue contrast stitching. A tri-colour BMW M key is also presented to owners who select the sport pack.
To be offered locally powered by both petrol and diesel engines, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is tipped to start around $40,000. Once on Australian shores, the Active Tourer will directly tackle its key rival the Mercedes-Benz B-Class.
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