2013 BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2013 , 12:07:55 byDan

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BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor

There are a lot of people waiting for the new Outdoor version of the Concept Active Tourer developed by Germans from BMW and most of them are waiting doe a crossover model. The disappointment will be quite big and they are not going to see other than a new orange paint job called Gold Race Orange, new materials for the interior and also a carrier system for two bicycles. This is not a lot, but still it is something. Of course there are a lot of other sources telling us that the model has a 2.670 mm wheelbase that is now 90 mm shorter in comparison to the original model. It is also longer, narrower and taller, according to them, but just for information, it has the same wheelbase as the original model.

This week at the Outdoor Friedrichshafen fair, the carmaker will present the concept car, but the only interesting thing about it is the bicycle carrier system. The carmaker insisted in explaining us why it is so special. Unlike other models, the carrier is not mounted on the outside of the vehicle, but on the inside and this way, apparently saves space. The bikes will also be dry and clean and will be away of the thefts and different occasions in which could get damaged. When there are no bikes inside, the carrier system is going into the side structure of the car or in the load compartment floor.

This way, the interior space is not compromised. In terms of power train, there is a plug-in hybrid unit that combines a 1.5-liter petrol engine that offers power to the front wheel to an electric motor. Overall the combined output reaches 187 horsepower. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 8.0 seconds and to reach a top speed of approximately 200 km/h. When it comes to fuel economy, the model reaches 2.5-liter per 100 km and the CO2 emission level reaches 60 g/km.