The car, billed as one of the most significant in the company’s history, is set to go on the market in 2014.
One of the key members of BMW’s design team since 2010, 37-year-old Domagoj Đukec played an instrumental part in the new Active Tourer concept vehicle design. Đukec came to BMW after nine years working at Citroen, reported daily newspaper Vecernji list.
The Active Tourer has compact semi-MPV body style which conceals a plug-in petrol hybrid drive-train capable of powering the Active Tourer for almost twenty miles in electric-only mode after a top-up from the mains. The electric motor is coupled with a new 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with the rear wheels powered by the electric motor and the front by the petrol engine.
The BMW Concept Active Tourer is expected to preview the design of the upcoming BMW 1 Series Gran Turismo, which will follow in the footsteps of the BMW 5 Series GTand soon-to-be-released BMW 3 Series GT in offering more interior space and versatility.