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BMW Concept Active Tourer to Showcase during Paris Motor Show 2012

Published On Sep 18, 2012 08:35 AM By Ritesh

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Another highlight of the Paris Motor Show will be the new vehicle from BMW which would be based on the BMW Concept Active Tourer.  The new Concept Active Tourer will blend compact dimensions with sporty design along with the superb BMW quality. It will have a high roof line with a compact transverse powertrain with front-wheel drive. We will also get to the see the eDrive concept of the BMW i8 and this in future will be designated for all electric and plug-in hybrid drives coming in the future.

With exterior length of 4,350mm length, 1,834mm width and 1,560mm height along with a wheelbase of 2,670mm, the car will targeted towards customers looking for high level of comfort in a compact size. Micheal de Bono, the Exterior Designer for the BMW Concept Active Tourer said that it is important for an urban vehicle to offer maximum space with minimum footprint. Thus, the new Concept Active Tourer is very compact but yet offers a very good interior space.

On the outside, the Compact will sport the BMW radiator grille with striking twin headlines with LED, large outer air inlets before headlights, integrated door openers and contrasted side sills etc, give it the sporty, athletic and elegant appearance. The cabin of the Active Tourer will offer a lot of room despite its small size when you see it from the outside. The door trim and seat are covered in soft full grain leather and there is orange contrasting seam along with the typical BMW comfort and finesse.

Under the hood, the BMW Concept Tourer is powered by a new 1.5-litre engine with the BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology which has the combination of the high precision injection with fully variable valve control system and ultra-modern turbo charging. The engine will run smoothly, be responsive and offer a sporty sound. It will have a smooth running even at slower speed range as well.

Check out the Concept in Video in the words of those who made this happen…

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