BMW previews plug-in hybrid for Paris Motor Show (pictures)
The BMW Concept Active Tourer perhaps previews a plug-in hybrid version of an upcoming 1-series hatchback -- ideally combining the benefits of electric drive with those of a turbocharged combustion engine.
BMW Concept Active Tourer
BMW gives us a pre-Paris Motor Show peek at its Concept Active Tourer.
The vehicle can travel about 19 miles under full electric power before switching over to gasoline power. Drivers can also mat the pedal to access the combined system output of 190 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque to reach 62mph in less than 8 seconds.
The color scheme of the cockpit illumination and the infotainment system changes depending on the vehicle drive mode. So along with the engine program, throttle response, and other vehicle systems adjusting for ECO driving, for example, the cabin will glow with a calming blue.