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BMW 2 Series Active Tourer won’t be sold in the U.S.

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BMW likely won’t sell the front-wheel-drive versions of the 2 Series in the U.S.

The news comes after a BMW spokesman at the Geneva Motor Show told Automotive News that the 2 Series Active Tourer and its larger sibling, the 2 Series Gran Tourer, are “too small” for the U.S. market.

The 2 Series Active Tourer is 171 inches long, while the larger Gran Tourer is 179 inches. By comparison, the current X1 is the smallest crossover in BMW’s lineup, measuring 175.5 inches long. Unlike the Gran Tourer, the X1 doesn’t have three rows of seating.

The BMW 2 Series Active and Gran Tourer models are built on the company’s front-wheel-drive UKL1 platform — the same one underpinning the current Mini Cooper.
While some BMW enthusiasts might jump for joy at the news, the next-generation X1 is said to use the same platform and could be revealed sometime during the tail end of this year.

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Source: http://driving.ca/bmw/auto-news/news/bmw-2-series-active-tourer-wont-be-sold-in-the-u-s?

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No matter what this is the WRONG move for BMW. Both BMW and MB should be using other name places to play in the pool with Ford, Chevy, Dodge, etc. This will only HURT their Luxury status here in North America.

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