As BMW prepares to introduce its first-ever front-wheel drive car, the upcoming 1 Series GT, it looks like there will be at least two versions of the car. A conventional-looking hatchback was spotted testing late last year, but now we see an extended-length version in order to accommodate a third row of seats.

Judging by these spy shots, this 1 Series GT prototype has received an extended wheelbase, larger rear doors and more upright D-pillars compared to our previous spy shots (show in the gallery below) all with the aim of creating additional passenger and cargo space. Like the smaller 1 Series GT, this longer model would likely carry over the same powertrain options, which are expected to consist of three- and four-cylinder engines, a hybrid system and the choice of front- or all-wheel drive. The 1 Series GT could make its debut this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but we might have to wait until next year to see the people mover.


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      Helix
      • 1 Year Ago
      The ultimate driving machine.
      Rex Monaco
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why doesn't BMW just buy Mazda? It'd help them both.
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      I didn't know you could fit 4 in a 1 series. Where do the 3 children ride?
      Allch Chcar
      • 1 Year Ago
      why?
      ferps
      • 1 Year Ago
      Now this is **LUXURY**
      Louis MacKenzie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Here comes the bane of all things traditional BMW stood for. The ultimate utility machine.
      BLS
      • 1 Year Ago
      MAZDA5 by BMW
        chromal
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BLS
        Mazda5 or do we mean mazda3 hatchback? It looks closer to the latter, to me.
          BLS
          • 1 Year Ago
          @chromal
          As in Chrysler TC by Maserati
      axiomatik
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ultimate Driving Machine. /s
      GasMan
      • 1 Year Ago
      FWD BMW minivan. No street cred left in Munich.
      RustyShackelford
      • 1 Year Ago
      A BMW minivan. Hell hath indeed frozen over. Purists and over-hair-gelled graphic designers everywhere just saw their Abomination of Desolation.
      Zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      This will most definitely NOT come to the U.S.
      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good! the market totally needs this. We dont need SUVs with the interior space of a car (X6). We need cars with the interior space of a small SUV and the handling of a....CAR! There are no reasonably sized vehicles that have a third row other than the mazda 5. Just dont make this too SUV like BMW, make it more like a wagon with a third row.
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