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After an unbroken line of rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive offerings over eight decades,

autocar.co.uk/car-reviews/bmw" target="_blank">BMW has finally introduced its first series-production front-wheel-drive model.  

The 2-series Active Tourer, a boldly styled hatchback-cum-MPV, is arguably this year’s most significant car. And its relevance is enormous. Proceeding an extended range of similarly engineered models due out in the not too distant future, it puts BMW directly into competition against some of Europe’s best-selling models, taking its premium appeal into the mainstream.

Just how history will judge the new BMW is anyone’s guess. Many are already calling the tall five-seater a defining car for the company. But it’s still early days. Before it builds a legacy, the 2-series Active Tourer needs to prove itself against the very cars that it has been conceived to rival.



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