Clear skies, cool breeze, dainty food carts, a big canopy and tables neatly set in a sprawling garden—the perfect setting for a big family picnic. That was the exact setting BMW Philippines had recreated when it revealed their latest family car, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.
Held at the gardens of the Monochrome at Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, treated their guests to an early morning picnic, complete with fun activities for the entire family including video games, pedal cars, and balloon artists for the young kids as well as lawn games and BMW bicyles for the young adults. Overflowing food kept the young-at-hearts pretty busy, until the main attraction drove in to the garden.
Two spanking new BMW 2 Series Active Tourers, the Bavarian automotive giant’s first Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) drove in to the garden. In-line with BMW’s push that the Active Tourer is filled with practicality that best suits the needs of the modern family with an active lifestyle, the BMW president Maricar Parco drove one of the cars into the garden together with her two young sons, Alfonso and .
“The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer represents a number of milestones for BMW in the country and across the globe. With the launch of this new vehicle, we are not only engaging an exciting new market, but also introducing several innovations that have never been seen in the BMW portfolio before,” said Parco.
Dynamic look inspires new way of living
BMW breaks away from its comfort zone by introducing design elements to the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer that reflect the German ingenuity more than ever. While the vehicle embodies the form and function of a MPV, it embraces classic BMW design cues and uniquely wears the identity of the BMW 2 Series model range to match the family who wants to take life further.
A view from the front immediately puts the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer beyond any ordinary MPV as it highlights an athletic appearance that is unmistakably BMW. The contours on its high bonnet lead to the iconic double kidney grille flanked by twin LED headlights that optimally illuminate the road and improve safety. The look is further carried through the profile with powerful sickle lines and BMW’s signature Hofmeister kink that give the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer a dynamic impression even at standstill.
The sporty character is echoed to the rear with wide wheel arches and the L-shaped lights unique to BMW automobiles. The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer also includes a sizeable tailgate and low sill that opens up to intelligent storage solutions needed for the thrilling journey ahead.
More room for sheer driving pleasure
May it be a drive across the city or a trip out of town, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is able to deliver the driving enjoyment and everyday usability in an extremely versatile cabin.
Behind the wheel, the instrument panel and center console come with purposeful simplicity to put the driver in effortless control and maximize the sheer driving pleasure. The intuitive cockpit becomes even more reliable with the BMW iDrive system, which extends the power of multimedia and connectivity to the passengers.
The raised roofline and lack of a rear differential lend the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer an especially spacious interior. The elevated driver and front passenger seat create more room in the rear for increased comfort. Adding to the practicality are the 40:20:40 split-folding rear compartments that enable active families who frequent the outdoors to load plenty of items into the vehicle while still having the freedom of driving a compact vehicle.
Under the hood, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer includes a specially-designed front-wheel drive system, a first for BMW. The drive train layout improves space without compromising power delivery especially the much revered BMW driving dynamics. The luxury MPV also runs with a lightweight 3-cylinder petrol engine with BMW’s award-winning TwinPower Turbo technology, which promotes a fuel-efficient yet equally exciting drive while exploring the great outdoors.
Indeed, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer gathers the best of the BMW brand to become every family’s perfect companion on the road, whatever stage in life they may be.