It’s been a year since we were first wowed with the BMW Active Tourer Concept, the stylish hatchback designed with outdoor-lovers in mind. Its plug-in hybrid drive system and extreme flexibility had us excited from the start, and now the word is that it’s finally going into production.
The production specs are an unknown at this point, but based on the concept we can expect a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine under the hood, producing somewhere around 190 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque at the front. The BMW Active Tourer Concept could also go for up to 19 miles on a single electric charge and top out at 124 miles per hour with an estimated 95 miles per gallon, and there’s no reason to believe the production model won’t be able to match those ridiculously good numbers.
It’ll be about another year before the Active Tourer is finally ready to sell, and it may not be under that name. Reportedly, the Active Tourer will be known as the 1-Series GT and will begin to be available in the United States in early 2015. Until then, you can help yourself to BMW’s excellent selection of other vehicles at BMW of Santa Maria.