BMW is charting new territory with the 2 Series. No, not the 2-door model – that is just the type of rear-drive coupe for which the brand is recognized. But the Active Tourer (which only shares its series designation with the coupe) is a front-drive tall hatchback/MPV category buster, and that’;s not exactly what comes to thoughts when you believe of Bimmers. As this kind of, the 2 Series Energetic Tourer is bound to flip off some of the brand’;s faithful, but this latest M Sport kit could at least ease the soreness relatively.
The sport package deal for the Lively Tourer packs all the normal suspects: a a lot more aggressive aero kit, retuned suspension, blacked-out grille, 17- or 18-inch alloys and an interior with sports activities seats trimmed in blue-stitched Alcantara. Leading all that off with an Estoril Blue paint work and you’;ve received a compact household hauler that might search the part, and perhaps take care of a bit tighter, yet it naturally stops quick of the full M therapy (or even an M Functionality spec like you’;d locate in the M235i coupe). All of which is probably just as well, since that may possibly be the only factor BMW purists would object to more than the existence of a front-drive BMW MPV in the initial spot.