BMW 2 Series Hybrid Spotted Again

3-Series | September 12th, 2014 by 0
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A BMW 2 Series Hybrid prototype was spotted tested at Nurburgring. At the International Media Launch of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, we have …

A BMW 2 Series Hybrid prototype was spotted tested at Nurburgring.

At the International Media Launch of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, we have learned that BMW will also release a plug-in hybrid model of the 2 Series Active Tourer.

While the petrol and diesel-powered 2 Series Active Tourer were unveiled in March in Geneva and are scheduled to come to market this year, the hybrid version of BMW’s first front-wheel drive vehicle will be launched in 2015.

The plug in hybrid drive which drives the rear wheels via an electric motor gives the car an efficient all-wheel drive system. BMW will offer the 2 Series Active Tourer with a front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configuration.

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Just like the BMW i8 or the upcoming BMW X5 xDrive40e, the power cord will charge the lithium-ion battery.

Featured first in the concept car, the standard BMW 2 Series Active Hybrid Tourer will sport a three-cylinder petrol engine at the front and an electric motor in the rear. The second power source placed at the rear axis would make for a four-wheel drive, allowing for front, rear and all-wheel drive driving modes.

BMW has yet to confirm the final power output, but we have heard somewhere north of 190 horsepower. 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) is expected to come in under eight seconds.

BMW 2 Series Active Hybrid will debut in 2015.

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[Source: Autogespot]

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