The 2 Series Active Tourer is the most curious thing that BMW has done in decades. Curious in that it’s something BMW has never done before – create a car from the ground up driving only the front wheels. Early reviews have been positive but not overly so. And visually it’s tall, narrow and wedge like in ways BMWs have never been. Needless to say wrapping our heads around it will likely take some time.

We expect US sales to begin in April of 2015 with two models being offered: the entry-level front wheel drive 220i and the xDrive 225xi.