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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Production Photo's of the ActiveE Appear

The internet was a buzz today with photos of what appears to be the actual production version of the BMW ActiveE. I knew we were going to be getting something soon, since these cars are due to begin production in the very near future. No new technical details have been released, but the photos reveal some subtle changes from the original prototype. I do like the use of the less obvious silver graphics, the bright blue was a bit loud for my taste. The hood now has a bump in it. If you look at the picture of technical layout of the car, you'll see BMW has put a block of batteries under the hood which accounts for the slight bump. Also the wheels are completely different, as is the front grill, also something I expected. You never see prototype wheels actually make it to production.  I'm sure we'll be getting more news soon as the ActiveE program is really about to accelerate as we draw closer to the application process.
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1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see the wheels are more reasonable 16 or 17 inchers rather than the ridiculously huge ones on the prototype. Runflats ride stiffly to begin with, no need to make it worse with 20" wheels!