The First Ever Front Wheel Drive BMW Will Be Launched at Geneva

 BMW insider, Scott26, wrote recently on a forum that the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer will be unveiled at Geneva, this year. Since the man proved he really knows what he’s talking about over the years, I’m 99% sure that’s exactly where the new FWD model will be making its debut.
BMW 2 Series GT 1 photo
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According to the same post, the new model will be codenamed F45 and will arrive in the US in 2 versions at first: 220i and 225i, both of the front-wheel-drive, with the xDrive all-wheel-drive version as an optional for the latter. Transmissions will go either manual or automatic, as expected.

Apparently, there’s also a hybrid version in the works, dubbed F45 223e SAT xDrive. This model will also be available with either a manual or automatic gearbox but we don’t know anything about the powertrain for the moment. My guess is that it will be using either a 2-liter B48 engine with an electric unit alongside it, or a B38 engine (1.5-liter) for even more efficiency. Either way, things are surely getting interesting and electric over at BMW in a short time.
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