It’s official – the production version of the BMW Concept Active Tourer will be called the BMW 225i Active Tourer, and here are the first photos revealing the car undisguised.
Our spy photographers captured this production 225i Active Tourer during an official photoshoot. As expected, the concept’s body was pretty close to the production car, save for some toning down on some design elements. It will probably use a variation of the 125i’s four-cylinder turbocharged engine, but mounted transversely for a front-wheel-drive setup.
The 225i name though, is a little confusing. We expected BMW’s first FWD car to be called the 1-Series GT, but now it turns out that it has a 2-Series badge instead. BMW says even numbers are for ‘coupes’ (save for the four-door Gran Coupes) and the odd numbers are for regular cars, so does this mean Munich actually considers this Mercedes B-Class fighter a coupe?
The longer seven-seater version that we’ve seen in spyshots accompanying this five-seater model will be coming later. We wonder what BMW will call it, 2-Series Grand Active Tourer perhaps?