2012 BMW Active Tourer Concept
One of most interesting green car concept at 2012 Paris Auto Show is 2012 BMW Active Tourer Concept from BMW automaker. BMW has shown the Tourer Concept in a four-wheel-drive configuration with plug-in hybrid powertrain which features an engine from BMW’s new three-cylinder family.
2012 BMW Active Tourer Concept powered by a 1.5-liter three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine with a lithium-ion powered electric system. The total output is rated at 190 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque, getting the concept Active Tourer to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 8 seconds and reach 124 mph in the top speed. With PHEV technology, this concept only consume 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers (or about 94 miles per gallon).
For body design, the Active Tourer Concept combines compact dimensions and an attractive, sporty design with hallmark BMW quality. With an exterior length of 4,353 mm, a width of 1,834 mm and a total height of 1,560 mm with 2,670 mm wheelbase.
The BMW Concept Active Tourer retains the characteristically expressive BMW front view. The dominating element here is the distinctive, slightly front-tilted BMW radiator grille. The striking twin headlines with LED positioning lights (eyebrows) stretching far back into the side panels and the multi-faceted front apron combine to reinforce the sporty presence of the BMW Concept Active Tourer. Furthermore, the two large outer air inlets below the headlights emphasize the impression of width created by the front view.
Seen from the side, the elongated silhouette with its suggested wedge shape gives the BMW Concept Active Tourer a dynamic feel even when stationary – something which is unique in the class. Integrated door openers and the strikingly contrasted side sills with their rising shadow line combine with the large 20-inch wheels to give the BMW Concept Active Tourer its sporty, elegant appearance. Short body overhangs at the front and rear and the long wheelbase make for an unusually generously sized interior considering the vehicle’s compact exterior dimensions. The raised roof line and large doors at front and rear promise convenient access to all seats.
Meanwhile, the rear section of the BMW Concept Active Tourer is characterized by athletic elegance. Marked, horizontal body lines define the rear view of this compact BMW. The large rear light clusters running well into the side panel highlight the broad wheel arches, visually underscoring the vehicle’s solid road-holding. The large tailgate with low load sill and wide opening provides convenient access to the luggage compartment.
Inside, this model is still incorporates BMW’s iDrive system, as well as the shift-knob that is found in other BMW models. A 10.25-inch configurable instrument cluster is available for the driver, while an eight-inch central information display sticks up from the dash, looking like a tablet. A heads-up display will also be available for the driver, which will appear on a small retracting glass surface that sits between the steering wheel and windshield.
In addition, the interior also features several premium material including open-pore laminated wood, full-grain leather and smooth leather seats accented with orange stitching. Gloss black inserts are also used throughout the cabin. Suspended particle device technology is used in the panoramic glass roof, which can change brightness or temperature to have an overall effect on the feeling of the cabin. BMW has also incorporated a new system for rear seat passengers that lets them clip on a series of different attachments, including a tray table or extra storage trays and LED screen.
Rumor say that the new 2012 BMW Active Tourer Concept will hit the production stage in 2014.