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BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer: Seven-seat baby MPV due for mid-2015 launch

BMW will launch a stretched seven-seat variant of the 2 Series Active Tourer MPV in 2015, possibly branded as the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. According to the UK's Car magazine, the seven-seat variant of the 2 Series will be unveiled during the early part of the northern summer of 2015. It's unclear when, or even if, Australia will receive the lengthened 2 Series MPV...

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 216d, 220d, 220i, xDrive variants expand MPV range

UPDATE 16/03/2015: BMW has confirmed that the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will only be available in front-wheel drive guise for the Australian market. The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer range has been expanded with the addition of three new turbocharged engines and the availability of all-wheel drive...

2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible revealed

The wraps have been taken off the BMW 2 Series Convertible, which has been launched as a replacement for the outgoing 1 Series Convertible. The sporty small drop-top features an electric fabric soft top that is capable of opening or retracting in 20 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h, and BMW claims drivers will enjoy a sportier drive thanks to a 20 per cent increase in torsional rigidity in comparison to the outgoing 1 Series Convertible...

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer front-drive MPV priced from $44,400

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer MPV will kick off from $44,400 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australian showrooms from November this year.  The local starting price, which reflects our report last week, means the first front-wheel-drive BMW sits $3500 over and above its Mercedes-Benz B-Class B180 arch rival, though the Bavarian brand makes up for it with specification and what it boldly claims to be a sportier drive...

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer to be pricier but better-equipped than Mercedes B-Class

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will launch in Australia later this year with a higher price of entry than its Mercedes-Benz B-Class arch rival, but the Bavarian brand’s local arm says it will more than even the ledger with a substantial list of standard equipment from entry level...

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : Three in four buyers will be new to the brand, says car maker

Three out of four buyers of the all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will first-time BMW customers, according to the brand’s projections. Head of product management for BMW’s lower model range Frank Niederlander told Automotive News Europe the 2 Series Active Tourer compact MPV would predominantly attract people that had never owned a BMW before...

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer: Company adamant there's space for new MPV despite segment sales slump

The all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is set to go on sale in Australia in November, but it appears the company may be facing an uphill battle to sell it to potential buyers in an SUV-crazed market. The new 2 Series Active Tourer is best considered as a small MPV - a category of vehicle that has never hit any great sales heights in the local market - which is slated to be aimed squarely at the Mercedes-Benz B-Class...

BMW 228i Coupe here in September from $64,400

The new BMW 228i will slot neatly between the entry-level 2 Series Coupe variants and the flagship M235i when it launches in Australia in September. Priced from $64,400, the 228i Coupe will command a $13,900 and $11,900 premium over the 220i and 220d models respectively, and sneak in $16,000 beneath the high-performance six-cylinder M Performance model...

BMW 2 Series Convertible spied with minimal camouflage

These are the best pictures yet of the new-generation BMW 2 Series Convertible. CarAdvice's spies have caught the new small drop-top from BMW on the road in Munich, Germany, and while previous sneaky images of the new 2 Series Convertible showed almost every panel covered in camouflage, the latest batch give the best indication yet as to what the new car will look like...

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid caught testing

The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer has been spotted testing with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. CarAdvice's spies in Germany spotted the prototype model leaving a BMW compound with the brand's i3 electric/hybrid city car in tow, with the otherwise standard looking 2 Series Active Tourer model given away by "Hybrid Test Vehicle" stickers around the car...

BMW M235i xDrive Coupe announced, ruled out for Australia

The new BMW M235i xDrive Coupe will go on sale internationally within a few months, bringing all-wheel-drive traction to the sporty two-door line-up for the first time. The new BMW M235i xDrive retains the same 3...