BMW Reveals FWD-based Concept Active Tourer Plug-in Hybrid
September 14, 2012 2:34 PM
The Concept Active Tourer will be presented at the 2012 Paris Motor Show
BMW plans to introduce its Concept Active Tourer later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, but has finally released some details about the vehicle ahead of time.
The BMW Concept Active Tourer is a
that could possibly be part of the 1-Series GT family once the production version is released. The Active Tourer is about as long as the most recent 1-Series at 171 inches long, but is five inches taller and four inches wider.
The Active Tourer features BMW's new eDrive plug-in hybrid drive system, which consists of a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-three with a lithium-ion electric system. This vehicle has an
all-electric driving range
of nearly 20 miles, and fuel consumption sits at 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers. The total system output is 190 HP (147 pound/feet of torque).
BMW's latest concept also has some cool interior features, like different display options (8-inch gauge cluster display, head-up display, or 10.25-inch center stack display) and a "Cool Shade" panorama roof, which is a glass roof with Suspended Particle Device (SPD) technology for adjustable opacity via the push of a button. Drivers can also experience special effects in the Cool Shade roof, like a leaf design.
"With the new BMW Concept Active Tourer, BMW presents a vehicle at the 2012 Paris Motor Show which is the first in the premium compact segment to combine comfort and space functionality with dynamic performance and style," said BMW. "Annual growth rates of up to 5 percent are expected in the small car and compact segment of the premium class in the years to come. For this reason, the BMW Concept Active Tourer is a key component in the ongoing development of the BMW brand and its model portfolio."
The 2012 Paris Motor Show will run from September 29 - October 14.
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