BMW Concept Active Tourer, 2012 Paris Auto Show
However, it’s not only the Concept Active Tourer’s layout that’s surprising. The concept also showcases a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, which features an engine from BMW’s new three-cylinder family.
Power output from the hybrid drivetrain is a reasonable 190 horsepower, getting the concept vehicle to 60 mph from rest in under 8 seconds. Top speed is about 124 mph, and it’s said to achieve an average fuel consumption of 94 mpg.
Looking beyond the tech, the styling revealed in these live photos shows a sleek and aggressive new look for BMW’s cars. Despite this being a relatively dull compact MPV, the sharp lines of the vehicle, plus its taut surfaces and chrome detailing make it somewhat appealing.