GENEVA -- BMW has decided not to bring either of its new 2-series front-wheel-drive models to the U.S.
The 2-series Gran Tourer, which debuted at the auto show here last week, and the 2-series Active Tourer are too small for the U.S. market, a spokesman said.
BMW says the Gran Tourer, at 179 inches (4547mm), is not long enough for a minivan with three rows of seats. The Active Tourer wagon is 171 inches (4343mm) long.
The X1, at 175.5 inches (4458mm), will continue to be BMW's smallest crossover in the U.S. A redesigned X1 using a new fwd platform shared with Mini will go on sale in the U.S. late this year.
The X1 competes with the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque.