Okay, show of hands: Who wants a decently-powerful diesel rear-wheel-drive car with a BMW badge on it? If you raised your hand, BMW has good news for you: the 328d is set to debut in a few weeks at the New York Auto Show.
The BMW Concept Active Tourer should be considered heresy by BMW fanboys. It's a plug-in hybrid. It has three cylinders. And most of all, it's front-wheel drive.
It has been known for a while that BMW will be releasing a front-wheel drive variant of the 1-Series.