BMW 2-Series Active Tourer And Gran Tourer Could Be Dropped

It looks like the 3-Series Gran Turismo isn’t the only BMW model getting the axe as a new report suggests the 2-Series Tourer lineup won’t be replaced after the current generation comes to an end.

Speaking with Autocar, BMW’s senior vice president of product management said the 2-Series Active Tourer and 2-Series Gran Tourer have “done an excellent job in bringing new customers to our brand.” However, Peter Henrich added the models are no longer part of “what our brand today stands for.”

While he didn’t specifically say the models will be phased out, he strongly implied that as he stated “We will see about moving Gran Tourer customers to our SUVs.”

Originally created to battle the Mercedes B-Class, the 2-Series Active Tourer was introduced in 2014 and was criticized for being front-wheel drive. Despite some negative reactions, the model was quickly followed by the larger 2-Series Gran Tourer which offered seating for up to seven people.

While the vehicles were never offered in the United States, they are relatively popular in Europe as Carsalesbase data shows the company moved over 100,000 units in 2016. However, sales have dropped off since then and BMW only sold 68,367 Tourers in Europe last year. 2019 is also off is a slow start as the automaker has only moved 19,459 units through April.

Also Read: Facelifted BMW 2-Series Active And Gran Tourer Unveiled

Despite declining sales, those are still some pretty decent numbers. In fact, combined BMW Tourer sales outpaced the Mercedes B-Class by 7,345 units in 2018. Of course, sales have been falling for a number of years and that trend will likely continue as consumers continue to embrace crossovers.

We’ve reached out to BMW for more information and will update this post when / if we hear back.

Update: We talked to BMW’s spokesperson for the 1- and 2-Series, Florian Moser, who said it’s too early to comment on the future of the 2-Series Tourer lineup.  However, Moser noted both models received their LCI last year and are in the middle of their production cycle. Moser went on to say “The clients in the MPV segment are of course an important target group for us, so we will also offer in the future for these clients a perfect solution.”

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  • Bo Hanan

    Who is buying this car and why can’t “she” just get an X1?

    • 2PacOfCarscoop

      what about he? OR them? Only she? …. It’s 2019 bro

      • Bo Hanan

        It’s 2019 and save the PC for the bath house sport.
        Females are keeping this crap alive and you know it.
        And any guys buying this are not really a guy……

        • Matt

          Lol what are you the Man Police?

          • Bo Hanan

            (smile)

        • 2PacOfCarscoop

          When T rump won, the world gave a finger to all the women and LBTQwoxtT people…

          • Bo Hanan

            Girl stop…

  • 2PacOfCarscoop

    nooo my fev bmw!!

  • Leconte Dave

    Good

  • Stephen G

    What a shame, such nice coupes! BMW needs to axe 3/4 of their product.

  • erly5

    BMW were so late to the people carrier party that their offerings are being canned after just 1 generation. Not surprised. The Active Tourer was passable but the Gran Tourer was hideous and looked like the Kia Carens.

  • YUDHA BAGASKARA

    mercedes b class is laughing from the distance
    vw might be worried as golf sportsvan is already overshadowed by t-roc and t-cross

  • StrangerGP

    Good riddance.

  • Bart

    Not surprised. Active Tourer 225xe, the plug-in hybrid version, is totally the best option on the market. It’s big inside (like X1, if not bigger), yet it’s size of a hatchback outside; it has great performance (below 7 sec to 100km/h / 60m/h), and doesn’t burn fuel like a tank (90% of times it could travel on electric power alone). And yet: BMW sells it for way less than the cover price. 40% discounts is not unusual for this car!

    Part of it is the unfashionable shape, part of it is Mini Countryman PHEV – which is the same car in more fashionable outfit, and which is a bit cheaper (because brand). And there’s X1 – which is again the same car, but more expensive, so with bigger margins, so the car that BMW wants you to buy instead.

  • Nexus7

    It’s a handsome design (from the outside; inside marred by the ipad on the dash). Utilitarian too, unlike pretend-farmer-mobiles (SUVs). They want to move more SUVs because higher profit margins, that all.

  • Sovereignty

    BMW have stolen the “raised hatchback for over-70s with Yorkshire Terrior on the backseat” market with the 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer. I guess the customers are dying off before they want another one! 😂

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