2010 Detroit: BMW Concept ActiveE joins Project i, MegaCity program

  • Key Competitors: Nothing as of yet.
  • Power: Synchronous electric-motor – 170-hp / 184 lb-ft.
  • Performance: 0-37 mph 4.5 seconds; 0-62 mph 9 seconds; top speed 90 mph.
  • Total Range/Charge Time: 100 miles / 4.5 hours.
  • Production: Nothing planned.

Joining the MINI E, the BMW Concept ActiveE is the latest edition to BMW’s Project i and MegaCity program. As you can see, it is based on the BMW 1-Series Coupe with the power train replaced by a 170-hp electric-motor. BMW has said nothing about production plans for the Concept ActiveE but says that the goal is to test “the use of electric drive for everyday purposes in a vehicle which offers the driving pleasure which is characteristic of BMW automobile.”

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Besides the design and technology, we really like the overall blue illuminated trim on the ActiveE.

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BMW Concept ActiveE:

– By: Stephen Calogera