2012 Paris Auto Show: BMW Rolls Out Future & Current Models

Active Tourer Features A New Compact Front Wheel Drive

Video Highlights form Paris 2012

BMW presence at the 2012 Paris Auto Show inlcuded a few concpets and some updated classices. The big surpise was the BMW Active Tourer – a compact class front wheel drive Compact hatch. While BMW enthusiasts everywhere nearly fell out of their seats, the little 5-door is a good looking approach to a new category for teh luxury automaker. The hatch is expected to be carried by a 1.5 liter, 3-cylinder, twin-powered turbo engine.

The BMW i3 Concept showed off the future of renewable interior materials such as eucalyptus trims while the BMW 1-Series that was rolled out sshowed off a new entry-level engine.

Also on view was the Bmw 7-Series, European edition, sporting a new 8-speed automatic transmission and a 6-cylinder diesel variant with triple turbo and updated interior.

Finally, the stage welcomes a new BMW 330d Touring M Sport. Enjoy the sites and sounds in this video.