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BMW Unveils Compact Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Posted By Marc Carter On September 14, 2012 @ 12:00 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,News | No Comments

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BMW [1] has unveiled the BMW Concept Active Tourer plug-in hybrid [2], which is a preview of BMW’s upcoming compact MPV with its new eDrive hybrid [3] system. According to BMW, the Concept Active Tourer is geared towards customers of the premium segment who appreciate a high level of comfort, a raised seating position and a generous amount of space.

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The eDrive system from the BMW i8 [4] is used here for the first time in a model from BMW’s brand, and the eDrive name will be the designation for all electric and plug-in hybrids from BMW. The BMW Concept Active Tourer is powered by a turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder engine that sends its power to the front wheels and an electric motor sits above the rear axle. The BMW Concept Active Tourer has a total of 190 horsepower and the electric motor [5] and lithium-ion battery can power the concept up to 18 miles in full electric mode. It can also go from 0 to 62 mph in under 8 seconds with a top speed around 125 mph. According to BMW [1], the concept’s fuel consumption is less than 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers.

On the outside, the BMW Concept Active Tourer features classic BMW [1] design traits like the kidney grille. Its overall footprint is about the same as the BMW 1 Series [6], but it is slightly wider and taller. The interior is also full of new technology like a multifunction instrument display that uses Black Panel Technology and a “Cool Shade” panorama roof that can adjust the amount of light that enters the interior with the touch of a button.

The BMW Concept Active Tourer will have its world debut later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show [7].

+ BMW [1]


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[1] BMW: http://www.bmwusa.com

[2] plug-in hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=plug-in+hybrid

[3] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid

[4] BMW i8: http://inhabitat.com/bmw-unveils-i8-concept-spyder-future-hybrid-supercar/

[5] electric motor: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+motor

[6] BMW 1 Series: http://inhabitat.com/bmws-activee-electric-car-is-ready-to-hit-the-streets/

[7] 2012 Paris Motor Show: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=2012+paris+motor+show

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