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The Concept Active Tourer Is BMW's Front-Wheel Drive Vision Of An Urban Future

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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.

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But, worst of all for those BMW fans? It looks pretty great.

We've already seen pictures of the Concept Active Tourer, or CAT as BMW is now calling it internally. Frankly, the office was divided. I thought it looked pretty nice for a city car, while a one Mr. Orlove was not really all that enthused.

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After seeing it in person, I have to say my opinion hasn't changed. This car is handsome.

As a reminder, this plug-in hybrid is powered by a turbocharged three cylinder engine, has a glass roof, and I can say with almost metaphysical certitude that it will be built as some sort of 1-Series GT.

Illustration for article titled The Concept Active Tourer Is BMWs Front-Wheel Drive Vision Of An Urban Future

But do you like it and should BMW be building a front-drive car? Let us know in Kinja below these pictures.

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CarnivalofBowls
CarnivalofBowls

Who buys these kinds of cars? Is it people think that buying a sedan might make them look square, or like they view cars as anything other than regretfully necessary appliances?

I know from experience that in some circles, liking your car for anything other than its fuel economy and praticality is frowned upon. A lot of my friends still give me side-eye when I talk about how much I enjoy driving my car (I'm sort of new to car enthusiasm).