BMW Concept Active Tourer officially unveiled [video]

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BMW has officially unveiled the Concept Active Tourer, ahead of its debut at the Paris Motor Show.

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

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Motor show Paris Motor Show
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