BMW will offer two new plug-in hybrid versions of its new 2 Series Active Tourer.
The second-generation of the premium minivan will have BMW's fifth-generation eDrive hybrid technology that allows for an electric-only driving range of up to 80 km (50 miles).
The five-seat minivan will compete against the Mercedes-Benz B Class and will be BMW's last remaining minivan competitor as buyers increasingly switch to SUVs and crossovers.
The seven-seat 2 Series Gran Tourer is being dropped due to declining demand, a BMW spokesman told Automotive News Europe.
The 2 Series Active Tourer will go on sale in Europe in February with gasoline and diesel engines. The plug-in hybrid models will be added to the lineup in July.
The minivan will use an updated version of BMW's FAAR front-wheel-drive architecture. It will continue to be built at the company's plant in Leipzig, Germany.