Germany’s AutoBild magazine came up with a surprise today. Their newest issue features the world premiere of the BMW 1 Series GT.
So far, only one image of the new car is available (alongside an outline if that’s relevant) as the actual magazine will turn up tomorrow.
There’s no word out on exactly how much detail the German magazine has on the new car but if you don’t get a chance at it don’t worry, the car is going to be fully unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.
There are however a few things that have been known about the BMW 1 Series GT, or Active Sports Tourer as it seems to be called in some cases, for quite some time.
It will be somewhere between a hatchback and an MPV, meant to be yet another one of those BMW niche products we keep seeing so many of lately.
It will be a seriously practical car (for a BMW) and it should make mince meat of its main rival, the Mercedes A Class.
More importantly however, it will be the first BMW model ever made with front wheel drive. The platform underneath this car is called UKL1.
That’s a fresh design and though it will premiere in the 1 Series GT, it will eventually underpin the next generations of Mini products.
We’re likely to get a bit of a scoop tomorrow from the Germans that leaked it or from the ones that will present it if patience holds us until the end of the month.