The BMW 2 Series is an automobile produced by BMW. The 2-Series has several different body styles. It is available as a compact coupe that replaced the 1 Series coupe, or as a convertible model that replaces the 1 Series convertible in the BMW lineup. There is also a new MPV body style, which BMW refers to as an Active Tourer. The 2-Series Active Tourer is unrelated to the coupe and convertible models. While it shares the the 2-series name, it is built on a totally different front wheel drive platform that is hared with the 3rd generation MINI Cooper dubbed UKL1. The 2-Series currently competes with new models from Audi and Mercedes-Benz, the A3 Sedan and the CLA Class, respectively, until BMW releases it’s own front wheel drive compact sedan.