BMW Concept Active Tourer previews 2015 production plug-in hybrid

BMW has unveiled the Concept Active Tourer in the past and announced its production, and they were at it again at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

In addition to the BMW i3, i8 and C Evolution scooter, BMW showed off the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor that will go into production as early as 2014. When it does hit production stages, the Concept Active Tourer will likely be labeled a 1-series GT.

With a 1.5 liter turbocharged engine borrowed from the BMW i8, and an electric motor borrowed from the BMW i3, the Active Tourer should have almost 200 hp and a top speed of over 125 mph.

There is no information on electric-only range and no information on the size of the lithium-ion battery pack.

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.

BMW Active Tourer Concept plug-in hybrid