When you think of BMW cars what do you perceives as being typical? A broad shouldered machine either coupe or saloon? A good dose of power? Rear wheel drive? Well times are changing and so is BMW. They are still a producer of premium products but 4×4’s and hatchbacks have been on the menu of a while now. Rear wheel drive used to be their entire ethos but that all changes with this very important concept.
The BMW Concept Active Tourer is the worlds first BMW to receive front wheel drive. This is a very big change for the German brand with every BMW car since 1928 excluding front drive. BMW’s new concept is powered by a turbocharged 1.5 litre three cylinder engine which it shares with the up and coming BMW i8. The engine is paired with an electric motor that can power the rear wheels. This combination allows for a 0-62MPH time of 8 seconds, a top speed of 120MPH, and 113MPG to be possible. The total power output of the car is 187BHP. The Active Tourer will likely see production as the 1 Series GT at some point in the future.