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.

BMW Concept Active Tourer

BMW Concept Active Tourer

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.

BMW Didn't Like That the 2 Series Active Tourer Leaked Out, So It Released Its Own Photos

BMW Didn't Like That the 2 Series Active Tourer Leaked Out, So It Released Its Own Photos

Source: BMW Blog