Yet another rendering of the BMW 1 Series Gran Turismo

Rumors | June 7th, 2010 by 11

A new rendering of the BMW 1 Series Gran Turismo shows up on the interwebs. This time, the fellows over at MotorAuthority take their turn …

A new rendering of the BMW 1 Series Gran Turismo shows up on the interwebs. This time, the fellows over at MotorAuthority take their turn at drawing, the yet-to-be confirmed BMW 1 Series GT.

Compared to the previous attempts, this one seems to reflect more the proportions and design lines of the 5 GT, but we certainly expect the 1 GT to follow a different design path.

The 1 GT is rumored to launch in 2012 and uses a new modular platform that underpins the upcoming 1 Series models. The backbone of these models was designed especially for this purpose so every model can have a variation backbone, simply be moving suspension points and firewalls to areas that will benefit each vehicle.

Yet another rendering of the BMW 1 Series Gran TurismoBMW 1 Series GT will be a 5-door vehicle, a mix between a hatch, wagon and sedan. 1 GT will be 2 inches (5cm) longer than the 3-door and 5-door models, but it will sport an unique front-end. To reflect the Gran Turismo design, the 1 GT will have an elevated driving position, as seen in the 5 Gran Turismo.

Inside, the 1 Series GT should provide an alternative between two individual rear seats separated by a central console or the classic rear seats setup.

Our sources indicate that new three and four turbo engines will be used across the 1 Series models, from a 1.3 liter engine with 136 horsepower to a new 1.3-liter turbo powerplant developing 177 horsepower. The gasoline version, dubbed N30, comes in displacements of 1.2 and 1.5 liters with power up to 184 horsepower.

[Source: MotorAuthority | Schulte Design ]

Thanks for the tip Andy!

  • n8n

    BMW stop doing this senseless GT cars!! My God it’s ugly… :X

  • Babak

    While I don’t completely dislike the idea of BMW somewhat expanding its product portfolio, one has to wonder at what point does adding models start to cannibalize sales of other models. Think for example about the X1. Its closest “competitor” in the BMW lineup is the 1er 5-dr and 3er touring. But it probably won’t steel too many sales from those so it’s sales will actually increase BMW Group’s revenue (and hopefully profits). But something like this 1 GT is way too much like a X1 in my opinion. Chances are if this car wasn’t offered, most people who are going to buy this car would either opt for a 1er 5dr, X1, or 3er touring. I really wonder if the marginal profit from a model like the 1 GT is going to cover its development costs and overhead.

    • kcsnyud

      True that.

  • badger

    u know this is just a 5 GT smashed togther. It IS UGLY. but this rednering is better looking than the real 5 GT

  • Auday

    This is not a rendering, it’s a picture of 5GT squeezed horizontally to distort the aspect ratio of the photo. Just look at the wheels, they are not a perfect circle.

  • ABK

    Why???? Please stop with all this GT line (5GT, 3GT, 1GT)!

  • kenee

    Given the huge sale success of the 5 GT, and the GT’s appeal amongst those looking for a powerful and special type of BMW, it would only make sense for BMW to extend the line.

    The 5 GT has already made history and these smaller versions would only broaden the appeal to cover smaller BMWs.

  • viper

    yeah , they do follow audi now , shooting brake a3 , a1

  • Alex

    If making these vehicles by BMW means we still get to enjoy our M3s, M5s, and M6s, I don’t really care.

  • Jaao

    this rendering is quite stupid and simple, and, f***** ugly

  • TreBim

    I totally disagree with whoever said that the 5 GT is ugly. I have driven the car in Europe for a week. The car is very distinct, style wise. It stands out in a good way. Have you noticed how BMW is not going crazy trying to win over the US market by pouring advertisement into this new addition to their car line? It is because it is such a new look for BMW that after seeing it on the street it will become an accepted new market segment for a particular profile of buyers. Give it time people! You will probably change your mind after seeing and driving it. I also saw the X1 while in Munich. It looks great!