BMW Malaysia is set to exhibit the BMW ActiveE concept electric vehicle, which is based on the 1 Series Coupe, in KL later this month. It’ll be on display at four locations in the Klang Valley, namely Auto Bavaria Glenmarie (Oct 13-14), Quill Auto in PJ (Oct 16-17), Pavilion KL (Oct 20-24) and Ingress Auto (Oct 26-27).

The car, which made its debut in Detroit last year, is powered by a new synchronous electric motor offering 170 hp and 250 Nm, available from standstill (0 rpm). It features a lithium-ion battery pack – jointly developed by BMW and SB LiMotive (a Bosch-Samsung joint venture) – that has a liquid-cooled temperature regulation function to help optimise battery performance.

Research and development carried out on the ActiveE provided the framework for the new BMW i sub-brand, which was unveiled in Frankfurt last month, so here’s the chance to get up close with the EfficientDynamics showcase that got the ball rolling.

Incidentally, we’re set to drive the ActiveE in Europe next week, so stay tuned for our first impressions of the car when we return!