Updated: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:45:00 GMT | By CJ Hubbard, contributor, MSN Cars, Ed Soluk
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (2014) - the new BMW MPV

What is the BMW Active Tourer?

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The phrase ‘jumping the shark’ has fallen out of use in recent times, but we’d like to bring it back for one final, special, 2014 celebratory appearance as just about the perfect way to introduce the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer.

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. BMW has built itself an MPV.

In fact, BMW has built itself an MPV that looks like a Kia – and no disrespect to the latest Carens, but it’s hardly pretty, is it? As BMW purists begin to spontaneously combust in a manner not seen since the introduction of the original X5, spraying further fuel on the flames is this additional shocker:

The 2 Series Active Tourer is the first BMW to feature front-wheel drive.