BMW Concept Active Tourer Hits the Stage in Frankfurt; Previews 2015 Production Plug-In Hybrid From BMW

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 5

BMW Concept Active Tourer - Live Image Copyright InsideEVs

BMW Concept Active Tourer – Live Image Copyright InsideEVs

From the floor of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, we bring you BMW’s last (?) plug-in vehicle to hit the stage.

Active Tourer Signage

Active Tourer Signage

The BMW i8, i3, C Evolution and Cruise e-bike all got some time to shine, now it’s the plug-in hybrid Concept Active Tourer’s turn.

Before delving into the details, we’ll start out by saying a version of this vehicle (called the 1-Series GT) will be production-bound soon, perhaps as early as 2014.

Instead of focusing on the specific details linked solely to this concept, we’ll provide you with info on what to expect when the 1-Series GT goes into production.

Expect to see 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 is not yet know at this time and we can’t even take a shot at guessing (our instincts says 20-ish miles though for the US – EPA) what it’ll be because BMW has not yet provided kWh specs.

The rest of the vital details are unknown at this time and if it weren’t for our sleuthing, then we’d only know what BMW provided below.

Interior Designed to be Rugged...Hold Bikes

Interior Designed to be Rugged…Hold Bikes

BMW Press Release:

BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor: clever solutions for driving pleasure and leisure activities.
Compact exterior dimensions, impressive interior space and clever solutions aimed at enhancing sports and leisure-related functionality define the character of the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor. BMW is using this vehicle concept to introduce the brand’s hallmark driving pleasure into a new segment. A bicycle carrier fully integrated into the interior serves the cause of optimum space utilisation. And also breaking new ground is the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor’s plug-in hybrid drive technology.

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5 responses to "BMW Concept Active Tourer Hits the Stage in Frankfurt; Previews 2015 Production Plug-In Hybrid From BMW"

  1. Taser54 says:

    Picture you posted states 30 km (presumably on the European test cycle).

    1. Eric Loveday says:

      Yes..for the concept version…30 km Europe…The production one could change though…Still we think 20 is the target for BMW on production vehicle on the EPA cycle

  2. Alok Tontini says:

    So, this seems to be the most direct competitor to the Audi A3 e-tron.
    Isn’t it?
    I think I like this one even better! So beautiful…

  3. I’ve heard this will indeed go into production in 2014.

  4. Schmeltz says:

    Is this a min-van? Regardless, I think it’s nice. BMW is really leading the charge lately.