BMW Active Tourer Concept Shows Off The FWD 1-Series Gran Turismo
Sep 14, 2012 15:49
These first official images of BMW's new Active Tourer Concept confirm our suspicions that the photo sourced from the cover of the next issue of Auto Bild magazine that we shared with you earlier today, did indeed show the real thing.
These are the first official images for BMW's new Active Tourer Concept. The Paris bound study is likely intended for production. The concept will be sharing its platform with the next generation of Mini-branded cars.
The five door hatchback has an exterior length of 4,350mm (171.2-inches), a width of 1,834mm (72.2-inches) and a total height of 1,560mm (61.4-inches), while it rides on a relatively long wheelbase of 2,670mm (105.2-inches).
BMW says that the study was made to target customers of the premium segment who appreciate high level of comfort, with a lot of space.
As we can see, the exterior doesn't change much, but there are some notable features which include a large panoramic glass roof, a versatile luggage compartment thanks to the variable rear backrests and a clip on track system which folds tables to add to the back of the front seats.
The concept will sporting a plug-in hybrid drivetrain comprising of BMW's 1.5 liter turbocharged three cylinder petrol engine driving the front wheels. According to BMW, the total system output is in excess of 188hp and does 0-100km/h under eight seconds and has a top speed of 200km/h. The car returns an average fuel consumption of less than 2.5lt/100km and CO2 emissions of less than 60g/km.
Check out a few videos as well as a whole lot of pictures of the car below:
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