BMW 1 GT Spy Photos Show First Front-Drive Bimmer

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Spy photos of the BMW 1 GT reveal information about the brand’s first front-drive production car despite being completely covered in camo.

When it officially debuts, the car will be available in both front- and all-wheel drive configurations and will run on the same UKL1 as all future small BMW and MINI vehicles will be built on. Aside from changes under the skin, there’s a lot to see in these photos.

First, the car has twin exhaust pipes, which could suggest that there will be a more powerful version planned. Second, it has different physical characteristics than the Concept Active Tourer BMW used to preview the car in Paris. For example, it has a different A pillar and roof line.

SEE ALSO: BMW Concept Active Tourer Aims for Style, Efficiency

The tail lights are another obvious change. As the photo gallery below shows, BMW’s concept car had rear lights mostly in line with current brand products. The photos here show a car with brake lights similar to the BMW i8 with a protruding, cylindrical shape.

When it does debut sometime between the spring and summer of next year, the car is expected to offer the choice between a three-cylinder, hybrid three-cylinder and even inline four powertrain.

GALLERY: BMW 1 GT spy photos

GALLERY: BMW Concept Active Tourer

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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