BMW 2-Series Active Tourer
BMW is known for its sporty rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive sedans. Its brand strength and reputation have made its cars strong sellers. Like any company, the German automaker must grow in order to prosper -- which is why it's risked image and reputation with its first front-wheel-drive model. The 2-series is more a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) than a sedan and can carry five adults in comfort. Purists will be horrified, naturally, as BMW extends its lineup and tries to reach more of the mass market.