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BMW 1-Series GT spied in Northern Europe

 BMW 1-Series GT spied in Northern Europe
2014 BMW 1-Series GT Spy photo 21.1.2013 [21st Jan, 2013] [21st Jan, 2013] / Automedia

Debuts later this year

BMW's front-wheel drive future is inching closer to reality as our spy photographers have snapped new photos of the 1-Series GT.

Recently previewed by the Active Tourer Concept, the production model is a five-door hatchback which is destined to battle the Mercedes B-Class. While the car is heavily camouflaged, we can see it will feature a prominent grille, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and a dual exhaust system.

The model will ride on the company's UKL platform which will also underpin the next-generation MINI Cooper. Front-wheel drive will be standard, but all-wheel drive could be optional.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but are expected to include a variety of three- and four-cylinder units. Key among them will be the new 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo that is slated to have outputs ranging from 81 HP (60 kW) to 201 HP (148 kW).

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Comments (17)

 Thedamned Thedamned
They can't call it the Gti now can they.
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January 22, 2013 6:43 pm
 joelynn joelynn
GT seems to mean something different in Munich, everywhere else it means sleek, sporty, stylish, at BMW it means oversized hatchback/mini MPV version.
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January 22, 2013 11:39 am
 16000rpm 16000rpm
What is with the wheels, maybe taken from a tricycle.
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January 22, 2013 7:38 am
 Audi V10 2010 Audi V10 2010
BMW should stick to the true identity of being Rwd . I drove the new 328 2.0 turbo on that is a sweet ride power for the rear tires let's see in a scratch from rear drive leave it to the others.BMW the ultimate front drive machine new catch phrase from now on
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January 21, 2013 8:24 pm
 FranciscoAndre FranciscoAndre
The Active Tourer concept is quite interesting. Hope to see what's coming. FWD vs RWD - useless discussion nowadays. There are FWD that are amazingly good compared to others RWD, and vice-versa.
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January 21, 2013 4:35 pm
 Ratt Ratt
A lot of people are still fanatically devoted to BMW but this companany regularly takes a dump on the opinions of its most loyal fans, I hope they lose big time with this FWD crap, they will lose soul thats for sure.
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January 21, 2013 2:39 pm
 hunker7 hunker7
I have a feeling that it will be ugly.
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January 21, 2013 2:13 pm