BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Hybrid to power rear-wheel via electric motor

Rumors | November 15th, 2014 by 4
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Car Magazine confirms today our previous reports on the launch of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Hybrid. The hybrid version of the new series …

Car Magazine confirms today our previous reports on the launch of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Hybrid. The hybrid version of the new series will debut in 2015.

As expected, they also confirmed that the 2 Series Active Tourer eDrive will be an a four-wheel drive vehicle. Power to the rear wheels will be sent via an electric motor developing 102 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. According to sources, this application offers distinct traction and weight distribution benefits, along with four-wheel torque vectoring.

At the front, the BMW 2 Series Active Hybrid Tourer will run a three-cylinder petrol engine – most likely the new B38 variant with 136 hp.

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BMW initially quoted 113mpg and 60g/km CO2 emissions, although these numbers might change for the production car.

0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) is expected to come in under eight seconds.

A lithium ion battery packs offers a zero-emissions EV range of up to 20 miles.

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