BMW Concept Active Tourer

  • BMW Concept Active Tourer, 2012 Paris Auto Show

    To many auto enthusiasts, the term "front-wheel-drive BMW" is one that fills them with dread. BMWs have always been rear-wheel drive, a layout that offers balance and handling purity rarely found on front-drive vehicles. Dreaded or not, BMW has confirmed that its first front-wheel-drive models (not counting those in the MINI range, that is) will be arriving in the U.S. Speaking to Automotive News (via Motor Authority), BMW's U.S. chief Ludwig Willsch said the models would be targeted at customers looking for good-looking cars with a little versatility. Front-wheel drive is preferable for...

  • BMW Concept Active Tourer, 2012 Paris Auto Show
    2012 Paris Auto Show: BMW Concept Active Tourer Gallery

    For as long as we can remember, BMW has ignored the pull of front-wheel drive cars, preferring to stick with the performance-oriented rear-wheel drive setup that has served it well for decades. But at this year’s Paris Auto Show, the German automaker has unveiled a car that we once described...

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