Spatial functionality, hallmark BMW driving pleasure and an extremely progressive approach mark out the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The second generation of the sporty all-rounder for the premium compact segment exudes visual dynamism and imposing presence through BMW’s clear design language. Its fundamentally redesigned interior combines a variety of usage possibilities with modern geometry and a BMW Curved Display in the style of the BMW iX. Added to which, the new 2 Series Active Tourer leads the way when it comes to powertrain, driver assistance, control/operation and connectivity innovations. Its uncomplicated functionality, progressive character profile and range of standard equipment – which comfortably exceeds that of the predecessor model and stands out against its rivals – make the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer a particularly attractive proposition for active, lifestyle-oriented target groups. Four model variants with front-wheel drive and outputs ranging from 100 kW/136 hp to 160 kW/218 hp will be available at launch in February 2022. The new model will be built at BMW Group Plant Leipzig and its vehicle architecture is designed to accommodate both combustion engines and electrified drive systems. Two plug-in hybrid models will be added to the line-up a few months after launch.
The new BMW 530d xDrive - the exterior design
The exterior design of the BMW 5 Series is characterized by sporty elegance and a clear surface design. With precise modifications, the presence and the stylish sportiness of the sedan and touring models are now expressed even more intensely. The BMW kidney grille has increased in width and height, now extends further down into the front apron and is surrounded by a one-piece frame. With their now flatter contours, the headlights show the focused gaze typical of BMW in a modern interpretation. Two U-shaped or optionally L-shaped daytime running light sources arranged side by side create a precise, modern light graphic. New full LED headlights including adaptive cornering lights, the glare-free high beam BMW Selective Beam with Matrix technology and the high beam assistant are available as special equipment. The BMW laser light is now also available for all model variants of the BMW 5 Series. With both optional headlight variants, the outer daytime running lights also take on the function of the direction indicators. Black borders and a new L-shaped graphic also give the rear lights of the new BMW 5 Series a particularly striking appearance. The tail light and brake light are integrated in a common light body, which for the first time forms a unit with the strongly three-dimensional exterior lens. Regardless of the equipment line and engine, all models in the new BMW 5 Series are now equipped with trapezoidal tailpipe trims
The design of the new Audi RS 3 is even more dynamic and powerful than that of its predecessor. In the front, the wide RS bumper, the redesigned Singleframe with its distinctive honeycomb grille, and the large air intakes give the compact sports car an expressive appearance. From 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, up to 290 km/h top speed, RS Torque Splitter, semi slicks, and specific RS driving modes – the new Audi RS 3 offers driving dynamics of the highest caliber and the best numbers in its segment. Equipped with a 294 kW (400 PS) five-cylinder, the high-performance engine delivers rapid acceleration with a highly intoxicating sound. The power unit now delivers 500 Nm of torque and responds even faster. Visually, the RS 3 demonstrates its sporty DNA with a widened body, RS sports exhaust system, and cockpit displays like those found in race cars.