BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Image Leaks Out – PHEV Version Expected to Launch in 2015
The first image (and now more courtesy of BMW who responded to the leaked image by releasing its own official photos) of the actual BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, which will soon be available in a plug-in hybrid version, has hit the Internet.
Courtesy of BMW Blog, we bring you this first image of the 2 Series Active Tourer.
Note how similar the 2 Series Active Tourer (above) is to the Concept Active Tourer (right).
The front-wheel-drive 2 Series Active Tourer will launch later this year. The plug-in hybrid version will follow, perhaps as early as mid-2015.
Here’s what to expect of the PHEV 2 Series Active Tourer:
- Plug in version will likely feature a a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged (borrowed from the BMW i8) engine with a “high-performance” electric motor (likely borrowed from the BMW i3) and a lithium-ion battery.
- This setup will crank out somewhere in the neighborhood of 190 hp, which will propel the production vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in less than 8 seconds.
- Top speed will be approximately 125 mph.
- Electric-only range will likely be ~13 in EPA ratings
Additional details are expected to be released closer to the launch of the 2 Series Active Tourer PHEV.
Source: BMW Blog