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BMW’s front-wheel drive 2 Series Active Tourer gets M sport package in Geneva

BMW brought an M sport package for its front-wheel drive 2 Series Active Tourer to Geneva this week. The special 2 Series comes with an exclusive Estoril Blue paintjob that screams Bimmer. The M sport package also includes the M aerodynamics package and an M sport suspension, along with a choice of 17- or 18-inch wheels, as repoted by BMW blog.

While the M package includes no blistering performance upgrades, the package certainly makes the 2 Series look cooler. So while you won’t break any speed records in your front-drive Bimmer minivan thingy, you can look the part. And, after all, that’s half the battle, isn’t it?

On the inside, the M package replaces the standard steering wheel with a special M leather steering wheel and special upholstered seats.

While the new 2 Series will come with standard front-wheel drive, BMW plans on extending the model range to variants such as an all-wheel drive version.

The new M package is designed to increase the road presence of the new 2 Series. The package for the Active Tourer shows that,it’s making the 2 Series a part of the performance family. Honestly, if a BMW doesn’t have that sporty edge to it, is it really a Bimmer? And is it really worth buying over, say, an Acura?

Interested in the 2 Series Active Tourer? Well, the Euro crowd gets to enjoy the 2 Series Active Tourer in 2014, but we Americans will have to wait until next year for the car to cross the Atlantic.

(Photo credit: BMW blog)