Leaked - Production-spec BMW Concept Active Tourer will look like this

15/08/2013 - 16:35 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

The BMW Concept Active Tourer which was shown at the 2012 Paris Motor Show will spawn at least a couple of cars for the brand, the first of which is the BMW 1 Series/2 Series GT. As you can see from this leak, the five-seater Concept Active Tourer (CAT from here on) has already hit the patent office in China and there are a couple of interesting details we can observe.

Firstly, the images seem to show the production-spec CAT as the general design language is toned down a bit. The headlights are not as flared as the concept, the bumper is more conventional as are the wing mirrors and alloy wheels.

BMW Concept Active Tourer production version
Above - Production-spec Active Tourer; Below - Concept Active Tourer.

The same goes for the side profile of the car where we notice less-futuristic quarter glass windows. If these drawings are to scale, the overall dimensions of the production CAT hasn't changed much from the concept that was shown. The rear gets a twin-exhaust below the bumper, rather than on it.

BMW Concept Active Tourer production version rear three quarter
The wing mirrors, lights, bumpers and wheels are more real-world in the production car.

Going by spy images we have seen, there will be a 5-seater and a stretched 7-seater version of the CAT. Both versions will use the BMW-MINI UKL front wheel drive platform.

By transversely mounting the engine and having a front wheel drive only, BMW engineers would be able to make maximum utilization of space. Expect the CAT 5-seater to go into production in 2014 with the 7-seater following it in late 2014 or early 2015.

BMW Concept Active Tourer Image Gallery

[Images from - Auto Sohu]

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