The concept will evolve into the BMW 1-series GT and will be one of more than 20 front-drive models sold under the BMW and Mini brands.
BMW’s latest concept highlights what BMW describes as a “fresh route to combining sporting aesthetics and style with… compact dimensions and functionality”.
The manufacturer claims “generous” interior space and a variable rear compartment that's designed to offer everyday usability and space for outdoor sports equipment. The Concept Active Tourer Outdoor has a large tailgate with a low lip and a wide aperture.
The boot also houses a bicycle carrier which folds away when not in use. The interior features a centre console that ‘floats’ between the front seats and is claimed to improve front legroom. The upholstery is trimmed in durable fabric and is contrasted by a leather covering for the boot floor stowage compartment.
An ECO PRO mode reduces the energy used by the air-conditioning and other electrically operated ancillary features and displays driving tips to further improve efficiency. The Proactive Driving Assistant works with the navigation system to display the most fuel-efficient routes with the lowest traffic volumes.