Following an announcement made last month, BMW has revealed the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor which will be showcased at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen fair in Germany. It has the same size and powertrain as last year's Concept Active Tourer which made its appearance at the Paris Motor Show.
The concept is 4350mm long, 1833mm wide and 1576mm tall, with a wheelbase spanning at 2670mm. It's a plug-in hybrid making use of a 1.5-liter transversely-mounted gasoline engine driving the front wheels. It works together with an in-house electric motor and a lithium-ion high-performance battery which enables the vehicle to have an average fuel consumption of only 2.5 liters / 100 km (94 mpg US or 113 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions of less than 60 g/km. The vehicle has a total power output of 190 HP (140 kW).
The BMW Concept Active Tourer can be driven solely on electric power for 12-19 miles (20-30 km) and in hybrid mode will do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in less than 8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 125 mph (200 km/h).
Wearing a bespoke Gold Race Orange exterior paint scheme and riding on 20-inch alloys, the concept comes with a built-in two-bicycle carrier storing the bicycles within the car. This carrier system can be stored into the side structure of the car or the load compartment floor so that it won't affect interior space when not in use.
While last year's concept had a 10.25-inch digital display, the new one boasts an 8-inch screen for the BMW ConnectedDrive services, navigation system and also for showing hybrid system status. BMW joined forces with the tourist board of the Austrian Tyrol of the "Heart of the Alps" route guide to provide the driver with information concerning various outdoor activities like hiking, climbing and mountain biking.
There are no plans for a production version but these two concepts will influence the upcoming 1-Series GT which should be out before the end of the year.