The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor was unveiled at the 2013 OutDoor Friedrichshafen show. Here are the first live photos of the new concept that will come to market in 2014.
The midsize-compact van builds atop the BMW Concept Active Tourer unveiled last year in Paris and features an exclusive Gold Race Orange exterior paintwork. The sporty design comes with generous levels of interior space and the variable rear compartment is designed to accommodate sports and leisure equipment. A carrier system for two bicycles (integrated into the interior) was added to the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor.
The long wheelbase (2,670 millimeters), a higher roofline and a compact, transversely mounted engine sending its power to the front wheels combine to deliver generous interior space hard-wearing interior materials, such as MoonWhite and MoonRock Grey leather.
With an exterior length of 4,350 millimeters, width of 1,833 millimeters and height of 1,576 millimeters, the Active Tourer Outdoor makes the perfect companion for those that enjoy outdoor and sports activities.
The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor is designed as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV = Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) linking up the advantages of an electric motor with those of a traditional combustion engine to maximum effect. Plug-in hybrid vehicles normally have a range of well over 30 kilometers (approx. 20 miles) in all-electric mode, allowing them to operate just as efficiently on both short and long journeys as well as in hybrid mode. The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor’s lithium-ion high-performance battery can be recharged from a standard 220V domestic socket. Energy can be recovered at both axles of the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor and fed back into the lithium-ion high-performance battery to further enhance the eDrive system’s efficiency. The highly sophisticated 1.5-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol unit outputs over 140 kW/190 hp.
As a result, the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor darts to 100 km/h (62 mph) from stationary in under eight seconds, going on to a top speed of around 200 km/h (125 mph). Despite these impressive performance figures, it returns average fuel consumption figures of under 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers (113 mpg imp) and posts CO2 emissions below 60 g/km.
Here are some life photos from the show: