Earlier today reports started coming in about people committing suicide after reading the morning papers. It seems there was some news from BMW in them.
The Bavarian brand confirmed the 2012 Paris Motor Show unveiling of their 1 Series GT model. That’s the front wheel drive version of the 1 Series.
Extra practicality, efficiency, all these things don’t really matter to the enthusiasts of the brand. Nor does the market fighting value of the equation.
For some reason, nobody cares if BMW will make this the greatest car ever made, it will always get knocked down for being front wheel drive.
Which is kind of annoying as the F20 BMW 1 Series gets knocked down for being rear wheel drive and often impractical.
Either way, even though I’m not the biggest fan of front wheel drive there’s just no doubt in my mind that the BMW 1 Series GT will be a great handling car.
Since the idea originally came up the 1 Series GT never got too many fans but when the first announcement of a Paris unveil came up most were hoping BMW would change their mind in the meantime.
It hasn’t happened, there’s a lot of disappointment and suicide going on and there’s not a lot of cheering going in the rival camps.
Now that the 1 Series can actually put up a serious fight in practicality the Audi A3, Mercedes B Class and Volvo V40 will shiver.
Especially as BMW promises the 1 Series GT will retain the incredible driving dynamics of the company. No torque steer, as little understeer as possible and utter joy should be felt from behind the wheel.