BMW 2 Series Active Tourer disrupts BMW nomenclature
Well, there goes my neat, tidy summary of what BMWs get what numbers.
When BMW introduced the 4-Series, as just a 3-Series coupe, I balked but I understood the logic. The came the 4-Series Gran Coupe. That made even less sense to me, but at least it is mostly the same vehicle as a 4-Series Coupe, so the 4-Series designation made sense.
But this 2-Series Active Tourer? A Kia-like FWD utility focused hatch that does not share drivetrain or ethos with the 2-Series Coupe? How does this model carry 2-Series badge?
My read on this is that BMW intends to produce a 1-series B-segment hatch along the lines of the A1 and DS3 to slot below the C-segment 2-series. Does that mean the RWD 1-series hatch moves up to be 2-series?
But if this were to be the case, isn't that what the MINI Cooper F56 is for? After all, the 2-Series Active Tourer shares some components with the F56, I believe.
I'm still trying to sort how this 2-Series Active Tourer fits into BMW's grand scheme.