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ADVENTURE: The BMW Concept Active Tourer is superbly equipped for sport and leisure

THE Out Door Friedrichshafen fair held in Germany saw the birth of the new BMW Concept Active Tourer.

The concept car presents solutions that take a fresh route to combining sporting aesthetics and style with sustainable drive technology, compact dimensions and functionality, says the Bavarian manufacturers.

The environmentally friendly combination of a traditional combustion engine and an electric motor delivers sporting performance coupled with average fuel consumption of approximately 2.5 l/100 km (113 mpg) and C02 emissions of under 60 g/km.

BMW said that this model offers a preview of drive variants that promise to feature in compact class vehicles in the future.

The concept car’s interior is generous in its design, with an arrangement that provides the driver and front passenger with the greatest possible legroom.

The trim surface, made from a high-quality aluminium-fronted material, provides a visual connection between the instrument panel’s upper trim surface and lower surface in leather.

The interplay of colours generated by the materials extends as far as the rear compartment.

The car features an exclusive carrier system for two bicycles that is integrated into the interior to save space.

This makes it the ideal companion for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, trekking and bicycle racing, say BMW.

They added that the hybrid drive also demonstrates impressive functionality in urban conditions.

All the important controls are within easy reach in the cockpit, which means the driver is given a better understanding of the energy flow within the system at all times.

The hybrid drive comes equipped with a host of other features packaged under the far-reaching BMW EfficientDynamics strategy that aims at maximising range in all-electric mode.

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