BMW Previews Concept Active Tourer Hybrid Ahead of Paris Show...Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Concept Spotted During Test Runs: New Reports at MyPerfectAutomobile

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MyPerfectAutomobile's website discusses the BMW Concept Active Tourer hybrid-drive car in the weeks leading up to this month's Paris Motor Show. The plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle features front-wheel drive and an all-electric range of 18 miles. A Mercedes-Benz concept electric super-car, the SLS AMG E-Cell, has been spotted during test drives on the Nurburgring track and in nearby public roads. The car is thought to be an updated version of one which was on display at auto shows throughout the last two years.

BMW Concept Active Tourer

BMW Concept Active Tourer

The BMW Concept Active Tourer breaks new ground in terms of interior design.

BMW Previews Concept Active Tourer

Before this month‘s Paris Motor Show, BMW has previewed its 3-cylinder, 1.5-liter plug-in hybrid, the Concept Active Tourer. Part of the automaker‘s eDrive lineup, the Tourer is a front-wheel-drive prototype that is designed to switch to gasoline power after approximately 18 miles of electric travel, and features a 190 combined horsepower drivetrain. The compact hatchback operates much like the Chevy Volt, with a generator running the electric motor after the battery pack becomes depleted. Unlike the Volt, the BMW Tourer cannot charge from a standard household outlet, but requires a 220-volt source. The Tourer‘s seat backs are designed to hold tablet computers in a special clip mechanism. For the complete story, see:

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell Making Test Runs

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell concept car has been seen in public for the first time, drawing attention from automotive photographers and journalists. On the famous Nurburgring track, and in nearby city streets, the concept electric super-car is making limited test runs for research purposes. The original concept version of the E-Cell, which first appeared two years ago on the international auto-show circuit, featured four electric motors, a total of 525 horsepower, and a zero-to-60 mph time of four seconds. The four electric motors are powered from a 48 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, giving the E-Cell a travel range of approximately 100 miles. The car uses an advanced energy recovery system to recapture electric power and transfer it back to the battery. For the complete story, see:

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