A half disguised prototype of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer seven-seat variant has been spied undergoing final testing.

A half disguised prototype of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer seven-seat variant has been spied undergoing final testing.

There's a reason why this prototype isn't wearing any camouflage on its front half because it was sourced from the five-seater variant without any changes. However, from the B-pillars backwards, the seven-seat model has been designed differently as a result of the added size to make room for two extra seats in the back. Chances are there isn't room enough for two adults on those seats so most likely these will be used by kids. It is very easy to notice the vehicle's larger size by looking at the much longer rear doors granting access to a more spacious cabin.

Other than that, the seven-seater will be virtually the same as its five-door sibling so it will ride on the UKL platform with a front-wheel drive layout. Engine lineup will be carried over and should include a 136 PS 1.5-liter three-cylinder (218i), a 231 PS 2.0-liter four-cylinder (225i) and a 150 PS 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel (218d). Additional models will be added to the range such as 216d, 220d, 220i and xDrive-fitted 220d & 225i.

An official reveal of the ultimate driving machine for soccer moms will likely occur early October at the Paris Motor Show, with sales to kick off before this year’s end.

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