BMW is unveiling the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor, a peek inside the company’s vision of the future, combining PHEV and active lifestyles.

The BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor will be revealed at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen fair, starting today, July 11 and ending July 14 in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

BMW said this concept is treating the premium compact segment to another view of how interior space can be cleverly utilized for sport and leisure purposes. This concept car presents solutions that take a fresh route to combining sporting aesthetics and style with sustainable drive technology, compact dimensions and functionality.

According to BMW, the environmentally friendly plug-in hybrid drive system, bringing together a combustion engine and an electric motor to provide a very special form of power delivery, ensures efficiency of the highest order.

BMW_Active_Tourer_Outdoor_Inside-668The concept combines compact dimensions and a sporty design with generous levels of interior space. A variable rear compartment has been designed to accommodate sports and leisure equipment.

The transversely mounted 1.5-litre gas engine works in a front-wheel drive configuration. The company’s new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) drive concept combines the benefits of an electric motor and the attributes of a traditional combustion engine.

BMW used easy-care, hard-wearing interior materials, such as MoonWhite and MoonRock Grey leather, which have been selected by BMW’s designer to stand up well to contact with outdoor equipment.

A carrier system for two bicycles is integrated into the interior and is combined to other details to make the BMW Concept Active Tourer Outdoor what BMW describes as the ideal companion for active recreational sports enthusiasts.