BMW Active Tourer Concept Interior Revealed

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

Set for its debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, BMW revealed the look of the Active Tourer Concept, and now has released photos of the interior of the vehicle.

The shots show off some new direction for the interior of BMW vehicles, and although it looks futuristic, it does seem realistic. It still incorporates BMW’s iDrive system, as well as the shift-knob that is found in other BMW models. A 10.25-inch configurable instrument cluster is available for the driver, while an eight-inch central information display sticks up from the dash, looking like a tablet. A heads-up display will also be available for the driver, which will appear on a small retracting glass surface that sits between the steering wheel and windshield.

Premium materials used in the interior include open-pore laminated wood, full-grain leather and smooth leather seats accented with orange stitching. Gloss black inserts are also used throughout the cabin. Suspended particle device technology is used in the panoramic glass roof, which can change brightness or temperature to have an overall effect on the feeling of the cabin.

BMW has incorporated a new system for rear seat passengers that lets them clip on a series of different attachments, including a tray table or extra storage trays.

The plug-in hybrid concept features a 1.5-liter three-cylinder BMW TwinPower Turbo engine that the automaker is claiming to be a “high-performance unit with hallmark 6-cylinder genes.”

GALLERY: BMW Concept Active Tourer

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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