In the summer 2015,Along with BMW X4 people will be seeing the BMW Series Active Tourer. The real wheel drive sedan car maker made a prototype of front wheel drive car and finally launched in the Europe market and soon it will be rolling into other countries market too.
BMW Active Tourer
|Engine||1.5-lit, turbocharged 3-cylinder|
|Length||4342mm (170.94 inches)|
|Width||1800mm (70.86 inches)|
|Height||1555mm (61.22 inches)|
BMW Active Tourer : Introduction
BMW has made 2 series for the front wheel drive, and a front wheel drive BMW Active Tourer may seem anathema to everything the company has built, and a productive active tourer has built to provide a luxurious feel in a small package.
In Europe, BMW Active Tourer will be available in three engine options. The basic version is the 218i Active Tourer with a 1.5-liter, turbocharged three-cylinder with 134. The next step up is the 225i Active Tourer with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 228 hp. Finally, there is the there is the 218d Active Tourer with its 148-hp, 2.0-liter turbodiesel
BMW Active Tourer : Performance
BMW Active Tourer is packed with many functions into it to enhance its performance, like TwinPower Turbo Technology, ECO PRO Mode, Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Optimum Shift Indicator
Under the hood BMW Active Tourer is having 3 different engine packages, given below
|218i Active Tourer||1.5-liter, turbocharged 3-cylinder||134HP|
|225i Active Tourer||2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder||228HP|
|218d Active Tourer||2.0-liter turbodiesel(Diesel Engine)||148HP|
Along with the 1.5-liter, turbocharged 3-cylinder it can go 0-60mph in 9.3sec and 125mph as 218i Active Tourer top speed and generate 134HP @4750.
BMW active Tourer comes with Auto Start-Stop function, The Auto Start-Stop function makes sure that fuel is only used when the car is actually driving. When the vehicle comes to a temporary standstill, for example at traffic lights or in stop-and-go traffic, the Auto Start-Stop function saves fuel by switching off the engine as soon as the car is idling and the foot is off the clutch (manual transmission), or when the car brakes to a complete standstill (automatic transmission.
Every time the brakes are hit, kinetic energy is generated and until recently this energy went unused. Brake Energy Regeneration takes advantage of this long-overlooked potential. It harnesses the coasting energy that is generated whenever the driver brakes or takes his or her foot off the accelerator and turns it into electricity.
BMW Active Tourer: Conclusion
It is a nice step of BMW to make front wheel derive car but there are already in competition like Ford C-Max and Fiat 500l, From the side of BMW there is not any statement for cost of BMW Active Tourer but the price of BMW Active Tourer are going to hang around $30,000-40,000