After the launch of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, BMW announced a plug-in hybrid configuration to be released at a later. The BMW 223e SAT (acronym for Sport Active Tourer) is built under the internal name XB2149M0, using the same powertrain as the one in the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor, a front wheel-drive platform with an electric motor powering the rear wheels.

Combined power output of the gasoline and hybrid motor should be somewhere over 200 horsepower, allowing the hybrid to achieve some efficient, yet not breathtaking performance. BMW 223e SAT will also get the new ZHP 9-speed automatic transmission. The petrol engine in the car is the 3-cylinder 1.5 liter TwinPower turbo.

The fuel consumption is said to be around 2.2 liter per 100 km and the CO2 emissions below 50g/km. In 100% electric mode, the 223e SAT should have a range between 30 and 35 kilometers.


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Other specific details of the 2 Series Active Tourer are the roof wing that helps with aerodynamics and a “mysterious” metal box on the rear axle. The interior should be the same as conventionally-powered Active Tourer. The model will benefit from the latest technology from BMW: a revamped version of Connected Drive, LED headlights, Automatic air conditioning, control of charging process via mobile app and various driving modes.

BMW will premiere the 2 Series Active Tourer eDrive at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show.


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This BMW Active Tourer Hybrid was spied by Wimmer Fotografie in Munich.

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