The BMW GT (Gran Turismo) family has been growing steadily since the introduction of the 5-series GT in 2010. Earlier this month we saw what will become the 6-Series Gran Coupe which seems to be the more mature GT car. Now Munich has been busy working on a Gran Turismo version of the 1-Series and it was recently spotted with camouflage. From what we can gather, it almost looks like a Nissan Versa that has been stuck in the copier then blown up about 25%. The very upright frame combined with a somewhat dull rake helps accent this look.

This baby Beemer is slated to hit the market in 2014 (in either three or five door models) and according to Car and Driver , this hatchback will most likely be powered by turbocharged three and four cylinder engines that "will produce anywhere from 75 to 200 horsepower." This power will be routed to the - gasp! - front wheels. While BMW-philes will scoff at this drivetrain, the Chairman of the Board for BMW Norbert Reithofer pointed out "... For these new vehicles we could envisage developing a common architecture for both front- and four-wheel drive.”

When this hatchback appears on the market it will offer stiff competition from the Mercedes B-Class as well as the VW Golf. It will give consumers a more luxurious option than the Golf and, after the engineers from Munich have fretted and fiddled with the suspension and powertrain, it will make this tall hatchback live up to the BMW reputation.


Source: Car and Driver

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  (333) posted on 10.19.2011

Millano Mina was right it is much better if they used some simple designed on this Gran Turismo. And its 75 to 200 horsepower is I don’t think can give a better performance on it. I think they should enhance it more.

  (630) posted on 10.4.2011

Turismo model car, is overly dress up. I still like to see the car on its own beauty rather than seeing it in much details and cover.

  (647) posted on 09.9.2011

I really don’t think that the GT version of the 1-series is awesome. The speed performance is not that remarkable. Plus, there are a lot of versions that are coming out in the market.

  (474) posted on 09.9.2011

There’s a serious production for the 1-series M coupe. Well, I really don’t think that this
car has an awesome performance just like the coupe version. Aside from that, there’s a tough competition of between GT car in the market.

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