Today, BMW turns a new page in its history book: the unveil of their first front-wheel drive vehicle. Dubbed BMW Concept Active Tourer, the premium FWD minivan-looking vehicle will make its debut in exactly two weeks at the Paris Auto Show.

In concept form, the Active Tourer uses a plug-in hybrid platform with the eDrive architecture paired with a 3-cylinder 1.5 liter gasoline engine, which was also unveiled today. (Our impressions on the 3-cylinder engine are coming up)

The total power output for this concept is 140 kW/190bhp which brings the car from 0 to 100km/h in less than 8 seconds. Top speed is limited to 200 km/h. Since the new concept falls directly under the guidance of the EfficientDynamics program, the fuel consumption is as low as expected, if not lower: 2.5 liters pers 100km. How “green” is the concept? 60 g/km CO2.

The dimensions of the car are as following: 4353mm length, 1834mm wide, 1560mm height, 2670mm wheelbase.

More information can be found in the lengthy press release or in our analysis, and in the mean time, you can watch some videos below.