BMW 1-series GT and will be one of more than 20 front-drive models sold under the BMW and Mini brands. It will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show.
latest concept will be unveiled at a German outdoor pursuits show,
highlighting what BMW describes as a “fresh route to combining sporting
aesthetics and style with… compact dimensions and functionality”.
maker claims “generous” interior space and a variable rear compartment
that's designed to offer everyday usability and space for outdoor sports
equipment. The Concept Active Tourer Outdoor has a large tailgate with a
low lip and a wide aperture. The boot also houses a bicycle carrier
which folds away when not in use. The interior features a centre console
that ‘floats’ between the front seats and is claimed to improve front
legroom. The upholstery is trimmed in durable fabric and is contrasted
by a leather covering for the boot floor stowage compartment.
ECO PRO mode reduces the energy used by the air-conditioning and other
electrically operated ancillary features and displays driving tips to
further improve efficiency. The Proactive Driving Assistant works with
the navigation system to display the most fuel-efficient routes with the
lowest traffic volumes.
The new car is a more rugged-looking version of the Concept Active Tourer,
which premiered at the New York motor show in March. Its 2670mm
wheelbase is 90mm shorter than the original model, but is fractionally
longer, narrower and taller.
The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor
has been conceived as a plug-in hybrid which mates a 1.5-litre,
three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with a “high-performance”
electric motor and lithium-ion battery. Combined power is 188bhp, and
BMW claims 0-62mph can be achieved in less than eight seconds. Top speed
Thanks to: Autocar