First batch of BMW ActiveE photos was posted yesterday, on the first day of the Detroit Auto Show 2010, but we return with a new photo gallery. BMW ActiveE is an important step in the Project i program and in our opinion, the most important BMW model displayed in Detroit this year.

An important detail missed by many automotive publications is that the BMW ActiveE uses a drivetrain that will make into the first MCV, Mega City Vehicle, to be launched by BMW before 2015. This morning BMWBLOG’s team attended an ActiveE workshop where the technology behind this product have been discussed extensively. As always, you will get the scoop first and we will have a full article soon.

This concept is powered by a completely new electric synchronous motor that has been specifically developed for this vehicle. With 170 horsepower it develops a maximum torque of 250 Newton meters. In everyday driving it achieves a range of about a hundred miles.


The power is stored in newly-developed lithium-ion batteries.

Another feature is its liquid cooling to keep temperatures stable. It guarantees the driver optimum output at all times and extends battery life.

More on the BME ActiveE a bit later.

Photos by Shawn Molnar