BMW has officially unveiled the Concept Active Tourer, ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show.
Designed to preview the 1-Series GT, the concept is an MPV that combines "comfort and space functionality with dynamic performance and style." As such, it features aerodynamic styling with a prominent grille, LED-infused headlights and a sporty front fascia. There's also an upward sweeping character line, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and 20-inch alloy wheels. Overall, the CAT measures 4,350mm long, 1,834mm wide and 1,560mm tall with a wheelbase that spans 2,670mm.
The cabin incorporates traditional BMW design cues and comes nicely equipped with leather, laminated wood and orange accents. Once behind the wheel, drivers are treated to a digital instrument cluster that has 10.25-inch display which is augmented by a next-generation heads-up display. Other highlights include an infotainment system, spilt folding rear seats and a full-length panoramic sunroof that has Suspended Particle Device (SPD) technology which allows the driver to adjust how much light is let into the cabin.
Motivation is provided by a plug-in hybrid powertrain which features a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo engine, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. It produces a combined output of more than 190 PS (140 kW / 187 hp) and 200 Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque. This enables the model to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in less than eight seconds, hit a top speed of approximately 200 km/h (124 mph) and travel more than 30 km (18.6 miles) on electricity alone. In terms of efficiency, BMW expects the concept to average less than 2.5 L/100km (94 mpg US / 113 mpg UK) and have CO2 emissions of less than 60 g/km.
Check out the press release for additional information