Geneva 2011 – BMW ActiveE – rpmGo.com

BMW ActiveE

Here on rpmGO we’ve talked about the BMW ActiveE a couple of weeks ago, but taking into consideration that the German automaker brought it to this year’s Geneva Motor Show, no harm in talking about it a little bit more.

BMW ActiveE

The EV is based on the 1-Series coupe and is essentially an evolution of the Mini E. Unlike the conventional-powered 1-Series, the ActiveE version has modified fascias, “circuit-inspired graphics”, and a power dome hood along with 16-inch lightweight alloy wheels wrapped around in low-rolling resistance tires.

BMW ActiveE

Inside the ActiveE, BMW used Dakota leather upholstery, an Alpine White trim and they have installed a new eDrive display that shows battery-related info. An application for iPhone users has been developed that allows them to remotely precondition the battery, check the charging status and lock/unlock the doors.

BMW ActiveE

The car has a 32 kWh lithium-ion battery that sends power to an electric motor that produces 168 hp (170 PS / 125 kW) and 184 lb.-ft (250 Nm) of torque, enabling the car to do the 0-60 mph sprint in about 9 seconds, before hitting a limited top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h). With a full charge, the car can be driven for approximately 100 miles (160 km).

BMW ActiveE

After the battery has been emptied, it can be charged in 16-20 hours by using a standard household outlet (110V/16A) or in 4-5 hours when using a rapid charger (240V/32A).

BMW ActiveE

As we previously mentioned, more than 1,000 units of the ActiveE will be built and they will be available for lease in select cities in the United States, China and Europe.

Source: BMW

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