BMW ActiveE has three large energy storage units that are positioned in the area where the engine block, power transmission to the rear wheels and the tank are to be found in a vehicle with a combustion engine.

The electric motor is mounted at the rear-axle offers 170PS (125 kW) and 250Nm of torque, which is available from a standstill and, for the first time, remains utilisable across an exceptionally broad load range.

BMW ActiveE accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited at around 145 km/h (90 mph).

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Body BMW ActiveE
Number of doors/seats 2/4
Length/width/height (unladen) Inch 171.65/68.82/56.6
mm 4.360/1.748/1.438
Wheelbase inch 104.7
mm 2.660
Track front/rear inch 58.03/59.33
mm 1.474/1.507
Turning circle feet 35.1
m 10.7
Transmission oil incl. axle drive l Permanent filling
Weight, unladen to DIN/EU lbs 4,001
kg 1,815
Max load to DIN lbs 739
kg 335
Max permissible weight lbs 4,740
kg 2,150
Luggage comp capacity to DIN l 200
Engine
Type Electric motor
Motor type Hybrid synchronous motor
Output kW/bhp 125/170
Torque (from idle) Nm 250
Max. RPM (cut off) min–1 12,000
Electrical system
Battery capacity kWh (gross) 32
Battery weight lbs 992.1
kg 450
Battery charge time in h at 110 V/16 A  (1.3 kW) 16 to 20 hours
at 240 V/32 A  (7.7 kW) 4 to 5 hours
Battery design 192 cells à 40Ah in 25 modules in three individual units
Battery cooling Liquid cooling
Battery location tank, tunnel, front wall
Peak current A 400
Running gear
Front wheel suspension Two-joint strut suspension
Rear wheel suspension Five-arm axle adapted to the electrical power unit
Front brakes 1-piston sliding calliper disk brake / disc ventilated
Diameter inch 11.8
mm 300
Rear brakes 1-Kolben-1-piston sliding calliper disk brake / disc ventilated
Diameter inch 11.8
mm 300
Driving stability systems ABS incl. brake assistance /and Cornering Brake Control (CBC) Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with additional functions
Steering Rack-and-pinion steering with electric steering assistance
Overall steering transmission 14.4:1
Axle load transmission front/rear 1944 / 2057 in lbs
front/rear 882/933 in kg
Tires 205/55R16 with emergency running properties / rolling resistance optimised
Performance Ratings
Power-to-weight ratio (DIN) kg/kW 9.76
Acceleration 0-60 km/h S 4.5
Acceleration 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) S 9.0
Top speed1 mph 90.0
km/h 145
Range FTP 722 mls 150
km 240
Operational range mls 100
km 160
Consumption (FTP 72)
Total kWh/mls 0.19
kWh/km 0.12
CO2 g/mls 0
g/km 0