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BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept – a future front-wheel drive minivan adventure

BMW presents the cross Active Tourer version of a new MPV concept, shortly named BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept. The first front wheel drive BMW can be dedicated thus to parents with a mood for adventure.

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept

BMW has officially announced, last Autumn, its first concept car with front-wheel drive named Active Tourer Concept – a compact MPV, soon to be found as a production vehicle. Today we meet a derivative version of this concept. It’s called BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept and represent a cross version of the original prototype, announcing a series MPV for adventurers with families.

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept – Design & Engine

The concept made its market debut at an event that took place this weekend at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen 2013, in Germany, and takes the basic features of Active Tourer, the Outdoor name hiding some interesting aesthetic changes, a spacious interior and the versatile high line of the ceiling.

The luggage compartment offers excellent space, thanks to the smart “packing” of the hybrid propulsion system parts: the lithium-ion battery under the floor and the petrol engine is placed frontal transverse.

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept dimensions are similar to those of Dacia Dokker (4350 mm in length, 1833 mm width and 2670 mm wheelbase). The series version will be built on the new UKL platform, which will be used on the future generation Mini models and a future small series compact BMW model.

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept is powered by a hybrid powertrain – a three-cylinder 1.5-liter petrol engine that engages the front wheels, plus an electric motor, the total power output being 190 horsepower.

With the help of a dual propulsion system, BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept promises very rare performance on a minivan: acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (60 mph) in less than eight seconds and a top speed of over 200 km/h (125 mph).

The officially announced mixed fuel consumption is 2.5 liter/100 kilometers (113 mpg Imp./94 mpg US) emitting less than 60 g/km of CO2 emissions – is an outstanding technical success just waiting to be validated in real traffic. The hybrid system allows BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept to be charged from the main outlet, operating on pure electric within 30 kilometers range (19 miles).

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept

BMW is using the presentation of the new BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor at the outdoor activities summit meeting in Friedrichshafen to demonstrate how a compact vehicle can combine comfort and the use of space with the enjoy ment of sports and leisure. The plug-in hybrid also offers a preview of drive variants that promise to feature in compact class vehicles in the future. The BMW eDrive concept familiar from the BMW i8, which enables the car to run on electric power alone (and therefore produce zero local emissions), will cover all the brand’s electric and plug-in hybrid drive systems in the years ahead. eDrive spans all the components of the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor’s electric drive system, such as the electric motor (developed in-house), the lithium-ion high-performance battery and the intelligent energy management system.

The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor proves that compact dimensions, functionality and variability can be blended skilfully with dynamic design. The exclusive Gold Race Orange exterior paintwork accentuates the sporty appearance of the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor. A dominant element of the characteristic BMW front view is the striking, slightly forward – leaning BMW kidney grille, complete with eye-catching orange accent strips for two of the grille bars.

BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor comes equipped with a host of other features packaged under the far-reaching BMW EfficientDynamics strategy. One of its key aims is to maximise range in all-electric mode, something that is achieved by minimising the energy consumption of the ancillary units. To this end, ECO PRO mode reduces the output of the air conditioning and other electrically operated comfort-enhancing functions when appropriate, as well as adapting the operation of all drive components to maximise efficiency. ECO PRO mode can also provide the driver with valuable driving tips, and the Bonus Range Display shows how many additional kilometres can be added to the car’s range by keeping to the fuel-economy – maximising ECO PRO mode. The Proactive Driving Assistant works with the Navigation system Professional to anticipate local conditions and send the driver tips to prepare for the situation ahead. ECO PRO Route also plays its part in minimising fuel consumption by setting out the most efficient route based on volume of traffic, personal driving style and local conditions.

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept Wallpaper [photo gallery]

BMW Active Tourer Outdoor Concept via BMW


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