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 Рmost 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.

4 responses to “BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Hybrid to power rear-wheel via electric motor”

  1. 318ti rwd powerslide says:

    sounds peppy. They should combine this with the “225i active tourer” 230ish hp engine. They could call it the M230e active tourer. Is it brand dilution? yes. Does brand dilution matter if this hybrid hot-hatch has AWD and more power than a STI? no. It would be sweet.

    I would love to have a car that is small, quick, nimble, relatively spacious, seats 4-5 and gets great mpg. This would deliver on those things…

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