Remco Meulendijk of RM Design has decided to render the upcoming seven-seat BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.

Remco Meulendijk of RM Design has decided to render the upcoming seven-seat BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.

BMW unveiled its first ever front-wheel drive car, the 2-Series Active Tourer, at the Geneva Motor Show in March and now they are conducting final testing on a larger seven-seat version which will likely be introduced early October at the Paris Motor Show. As you can see from this render, it will look a bit on the bulky side as a result of the increased size to accommodate two extra seats.

Expect to find considerably longer rear doors which will grant an easier entry/exit while those two extra seats in the back have probably been designed for kids since there won't be enough headroom for adults. Far from being one of BMW's attractive models, the 2-Series Active Tourer seven-seat will put an emphasis on practicality rather than being the ultimate driving machine.

Engine lineup will be sourced from the five-seat model so there will be a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine with 136 PS & 220 Nm in the 218i, a larger 4-cylinder 2.0-liter with 231 PS & 350 Nm in the 225i along with a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel rated at 150 PS & 330 Nm for the 218d.

Riding on the UKL platform which also underpins the new MINI, the 2-Series Active Tourer in both five- and seven-seat guises will eventually be offered in 216, 220d, 220i flavors as well as with an all-wheel drive system in the 220d xDrive and 225i xDrive.

Sales of the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer seven-seat will commence towards the end of the year or at the beginning of 2015.

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