2010 BMW ActiveE 1 Seeries Coupe Concept review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 17 December 2009 , 14:12:09 byAngela

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BMW ActiveE 1 Seeries Coupe Concept

German carmaker BMW developed the BMW Concept ActiveE, a model that represents a consistent continuation of the research and development activities of the BMW Group relating to electro-mobility as part of the project i. The specific features of the new concept include rear-wheel drive as is characteristic of BMW, a powerful drive system for dynamic acceleration maneuvers and high level of efficiency to enable the vehicle to be used for purposes which go beyond urban mobility. The ActiveE is powered by a new electric motor specially developed for this car. It is capable of producing 125 kW and a maximum torque of 250 Nm. The electrical energy is stored in a lithium-ion battery pack developed by BMW and the co-operation partner SB LiMotive especially for the BMW Concept ActiveE. The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 9 seconds and to reach an electronically limited top speed of 145 km/h. The real-world range is expected to be about 160 km/h on a single charge depending on conditions. Its design embodies a new interpretation of the agility which is characteristic on the 1 Series. The interior includes specific leather seats with embossed graphic elements and blue accentuated seams as well as interior strips in Liquid White with rear-lit three-dimensional graphics. The lithium-ion battery pack specially developed for this vehicle supplies energy to the motor and all other functions of the BMW Concept ActiveE. The aim is to use the best available technology in the area of energy storage as part of the development of the Megacity Vehicle. The lithium-ion batteries have their own liquid cooling system and intelligent battery management system, which are key elements in increasing both the storage capacity and the durability of the battery cells. The BMW Concept ActiveE moves a little closer towards the future of an individual mobility which will combine driving pleasure with CO2-free travel.