The BMW 2-Series Active Tourer seven-seater has been spied testing in a cold climate.

The BMW 2-Series Active Tourer seven-seater has been spied testing in a cold climate.

Far from being your typical BMW, the larger 2-Series Active Tourer is going to be a front-wheel drive car capable of carrying up to seven people. If this isn't enough to upset purists, the MPV will be offered with three-cylinder engines while its boxy shape certainly won't be appreciated by fans of the Bavarian marque.

These latest spy shots prove once again the model will be slightly larger than the standard five-seater 2-Series Active Tourer from where it will inherit most of the design, with the exception of the bigger rear end to accommodate the additional seats probably suitable only for kids. Also noticeable are the longer rear doors and a bigger greenhouse towards the back.

Engine lineup will be carried over from the standard 2-Series Active Tourer so aside from a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter turbocharged engine there will also be a 2.0-liter motor in both gasoline and diesel flavors. Select versions will get an xDrive all-wheel drive system while a plug-in hybrid version with AWD could happen.

The BMW 2-Series Active Tourer seven-seater could debut at the beginning of March during the Geneva Motor Show.

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BMW 2-Series Active Tourer seven-seater spied winter testing