BMW 2-Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype unveiled image

BMW has officially pulled the wraps off its newest creation, a plug-in hybrid prototype version of the new 2-Series Active Tourer.

The BMW 2-Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid has been officially unveiled by the German based automaker in a prototype form. The model in question is taking its power from a 1.5 liter TwinPower Turbo engine, which is capable of producing 136 HP (100 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is connected to a 6-speed Steptronic transmission which is sending power to the front-wheel drive.

The internal combustion engine is being backed up by an electric motor too, which is bringing an additional 88 HP (65 kW) and 165 Nm (122 lb-ft) of torque, being connected to a two-speed transmission. Power from the electric motor is being sent to the rear-wheel drive, forming a four-wheel drive. The new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid also has a high-voltage generator on the front axle which is generating electricity while the model is driven and this can provide an extra 20 HP (15 kW) and 150 Nm (111 lb-ft) of torque for short periods of time. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the prototype created in Bavaria needs approximately 6.5 seconds and the average fuel consumption will stand at 2 liters / 100 km (141.2 mpg UK / 117.6 mpg US. The total electric range will stand at 38 km (24 miles).