BMW Active Tourer is front wheel drive

Active Tourer looks like a 3-series from the front

As we’ve written about before, photos of the BMW Concept Active Tourer had been leaked/teased/whatever prior to the Paris Auto Show. Luckily, since we’d all seen it before, BMW had some interesting technical details to share about the Concept Active Tourer at the Paris Motor Show.

Taking design cues from some of BMW’s crossover vehicles, and a front end that looks like it belongs to the 3-series, its longer and larger than some of the 1-series sedans.

BMW’s Concept Active Tourer uses BMW’s eDrive system that uses a 1.5liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine along with a lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, the plug-in hybrid drivetrain makes 190 horsepower and 147 ft-lbs of torque. Unlike the BMW i3 and other BMW eDrive concepts of days gone by, the Active Tourer is actually a front wheel drive front engine plug-in hybrid concept.

BMW estimates a 0-60mph time of under 8 seconds and a top speed of 124mph. Fuel economy on the Concept Active Tourer is estimated at 94 MPGe on the European cycle. Despite a complete lack of details on if or when the Active Tourer would make production, many are saying it will never reach North America.

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