Spy Shots: BMW 1 Series GT Seven-Seater Caught Again
Earlier this week, we brought you the first spy shots of a seven-seat version of the upcoming BMW 1 Series GT and today, the car was caught again, but this time it’s on public roads.
In the last images, we only caught profile shots of the seven-seat 1 Series GT, but this time our spy photographers managed to catch it from multiple angles. From these new angles, we can see - as far as the camouflage allows - that the seven-seat version will look nearly identical to the standard 1 Series GT version, except the longer rear doors, the overhang and upright rear.
The two versions will share the same BMW UKL1 platform and both will be offered with a front-wheel-drive setup. The engine lineup will include a new three-cylinder engine, a hybrid three-cylinder drivetrain and four-cylinder engine.
We expect the seven-seat 1 Series GT to arrive about a half-year after the standard version hits the market.
Click past the jump to read more about the BMW 1 Series GT with seating for seven.
While last time the spy shots revealed very little about seven-seat 1 Series GT, these new images afforded us the luxury of more angles. This made it much easier to see that its design language will be inspired by the 2013 Concept Active Hybrid that previewed the 1 Series GT. Up front, it will get a slightly raked front grille flanked by a pair of LED headlights.
The rear will be longer and more upright to provide the interior room for the seven seats. Access on the interior will be afforded by larger rear doors. We will also see a pair of taillights identical to what we saw on the concept.