Spyshots: BMW 1-Series GT Winter Testing
Can you guess which group wanted the first front-wheel drive BMW ever made? Leaving that aside, a family hatchback built by any German automaker should sell well, especially if it's got that propeller badge on the front.
The 1-Series GT will soon enter production, most likely this summer, but before it does so, it's undergoing a session of winter testing. BMW engineers have been beavering away on this very important entry-level car for a while now. It's built on the same platform as the next generation MINI hatchback. It should be categorised as a compact car, sized a bit over 4 meters.
Our spy photographers on location in Scandinavia tell us that the car is bigger than it appears. It can also be a capable machine for the snow, since BMW developed this modular architecture for both front and all-wheel drive.
The engine range will be made up exclusively of 1.5-liter three-cylinder, both petrol and diesel. Many components will be shared between the motors, lowering the price of the 1-Series.
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