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BMW 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia
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21st May 2018
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BMW 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia

The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will not be joining the local line-up anytime soon, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice, BMW Australia's product communications manager, Adam Davis, said the luxury marque will soldier on with just one engine variant in the facelifted 2 Series Active Tourer range – the 220i. "We’re sticking with the single model strategy on 2 Active Tourer for the facelift," Davis said.
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James Wong
BMW front-wheel drives models: won't negatively affect sales or perception, company claims
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12th Jul 2015
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BMW front-wheel drives models: won't negatively affect sales or perception, company claims

BMW believes the move to more front-wheel drive models will not negatively affect the brand’s overall sales or perception. Having launched the front-wheel drive BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in November last year, BMW Australia will in time introduce the new X1, which will see its sDrive variants now driven via the front wheels, rather than the rear wheels, as is the case with the current model.
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Alborz Fallah
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 216d, 220d, 220i, xDrive variants expand MPV range
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16th Sep 2014
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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.
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Tim Beissmann
Rear-drive made "no sense" for 2 Series Active Tourer, says once-skeptical BMW engineer
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31st Jul 2014
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Rear-drive made "no sense" for 2 Series Active Tourer, says once-skeptical BMW engineer

One of the chief chassis development managers for the controversial BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, Martin Schuster, admits he felt a sense of skepticism at the prospect of pulling off a front-wheel drive BMW when he joined the project about five years ago. But while a traditional (for BMW) rear-drive layout was considered for the car in 2009, it was swiftly binned because it “made no sense” in a family-friendly MPV, says Schuster.
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Mike Costello