BMW to unveil Active Tourer Concept

BMW has announced plans to unveil its new Active Tourer Concept at this year's OutDoor exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany, which runs from Thursday July 11th to Saturday July 13th.

There are currently no publicity photographs of the vehicle, because the German company has decided not to release any, opting instead to ensure that the vehicle makes its grand entrance on the second day of the German exhibition. The company has made it clear that the car has been specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals who are interested in outdoor pursuits.

Although BMW appears to be keeping its cards close to its chest, it revealed that the vehicle will combine "comfort and dynamic design with a high level of spatial functionality and intelligent access to BMW Connected Drive services".

Very little else has been revealed about the new model, but the firm's original Active Tourer Concept came with a plug-in hybrid powertrain comprising a twin power turbo engine (1.5 litre) a lithium-ion battery and an electronic motor.

The original concept Tourer could go from 0-100 km/h in less than eight seconds and had an approximate top speed of 200 km/h (124mph). The original model also had the capacity to travel more than 30km (18.6 miles) using only electricity.