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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

With its new minivan, BMW ditches rwd for practicality

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2014
Even BMW has to obey the laws of physics: a rwd car that is compact yet roomy is a paradox. But for traditional fans of the brand, the fwd 2-series Active Tourer is nothing less than a heresy on wheels....
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BMW expects high conquest rate for 2-series Active Tourer

July 20, 2014 06:01 CET
BMW expects that three out of every four buyers of its 2-series Active Tourer minivan will be new to the brand....
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DIANA T. KURYLKO

Why U.S. won't see BMW's first fwd car for now

11:53 am U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
Why is BMW's first front-wheel-drive car, the 2-series Active Tourer, not coming to the United States right away? The crossover debuted at the Geneva auto show and goes on sale in Europe in October. It isn't likely to go on sale in the United States for at least 15 months....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Mazda Europe design boss on why brand's fwd cars have a rwd look

Feb. 12, 2014 06:15 CET
Mazda's 'convention-defying' approach to car design means its front-wheel-drive models have the long, flowing looks of popular premium rear-drive models....
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BMW's fwd Active Tourer coming in 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
BMW's first front-wheel-drive crossover, the Active Tourer, will go on sale in the United States in early 2015. The Active Tourer will share a fwd architecture and new three- and four-cylinder engines with the next-generation Mini Cooper that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, said Ian Robertson, BMW AG's board member for sales and marketing....
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