The 2013 BMW 1-Series Gran Turismo is under development

Posted on Wednesday, 7 November 2012 , 13:11:24 byVeronica

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The 2013 BMW 1-Series Gran Turismo is under development


In September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Germans from BMW revealed the Concept Active Hybrid as a preview of what they are about to present now, the BMW 1-Series Gran Turismo, a model that will be offered with front-wheel drive. This is proof that the Bavarians are indeed moving forward.



The new model is actually a great addition to the 1-Series range as it is roomier and more practical. To be more precise, we are talking about the new generation three- and five-door hatchbacks which are in fact available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The ones interested should know that they can even choose the exclusively rear-wheel drive older Coupe and Convertible body styles, so they have something for every taste. The production version will not be a lot different from the concept in terms of styling. There might be a problem obtaining the same reaction the concept received, but for sure with an extensive range of packages and extras, the specialists will get it. One of the elements the two will have in common is the 20-inch alloy wheels. The concept version measures 4.350 mm in length, 1.834 mm in width and 1.560 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2.670 mm. The new BMW 1-Series Gran Turismo uses a modular UKL1 platform architecture to ride on which will also be used on the next generation of Mini cars.



In terms of power trains, the new model from the 1-Series will receive the new lineup of turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engines. Their outputs will range from 120 horsepower and 222 horsepower when it comes to the gasoline units and from 80 horsepower and 180 horsepower if we talk about the diesel variants. According to the carmaker, the x-Drive all-wheel drive system will be available on different models, but a bit later. carscoop.blogspot



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