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      06-19-2019, 12:23 PM   #1
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BMW won't replace its Tourer compact minivans

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/...mpact-minivans

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BMW's 2-Series Active Tourer and 2-Series Gran Tourer, which were never offered in the United States, won't get a repeat after the current models reach the end of their cycles.

The information was revealed by BMW's head of product management for compact cars, Peter Henrich, in an interview with Autocar published Tuesday.

He said the minivans had done an “excellent job” in bringing new customers to the brand but that the role would be served by crossover SUVs in the future.

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The decision to drop the minivans is likely part of BMW's efforts to save more than $13.4 billion by the end of 2022. As part of the cost savings, the automaker said it will cut back on niche products. Another to receive the axe is the 3-Series Gran Turismo.
These join the 2 Series Convertible, 3 Series GT, 6 Series GT, and i3 on the list of current BMW models known not to be coming back for another generation after the current one ends.
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      06-19-2019, 12:42 PM   #2
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Being from the US, never saw in person one of the 2-Series Tourers, but I love my 3-Series GT. Absolutely the perfect car for me and one that I can comfortably fit in (being 6'7" is more pain than it's worth).

Oh well, BMW has to make money I guess.
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      06-19-2019, 01:28 PM   #3
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That thing was stupid, good riddance. Can we get back the wagon now?
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      06-19-2019, 02:41 PM   #4
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Wow, if that is true then that is the best news I have heard from BMW in a long time. the 2 series buses are absolutely disgusting!
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      06-19-2019, 04:50 PM   #5
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Good riddance.

They're super ugly (well, every car in that class is IMHO), and I wonder if they’re good alternatives to the competition. They sold pretty well where I live (all cars in that segment do), but they're hardly distinguishable from Toyotas, etc. in that class.

The 3GT was also super ugly if you ask me.
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      06-19-2019, 05:33 PM   #6
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producing 2GT was a very optimistic approach from the beginning.. nice saving..
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