New BMW 1-Series GT
BMW can make any car, and still he will use demand and customer demand. It would seem that the 5-Series GT was too bold experiments, the Bavarians released this strange car on the road, to see the reaction of motorists. Apparently, the response was correct, so now Munich is preparing a modification for Gran Turismo and other models. At the end of September at the motor show in Paris will be the world premiere of the BMW 1-Series GT. And today there’s a full gallery of official photos and even videos posted all the interesting details.
On September 13, appeared on the Internet a scan of the cover of the German magazine Autobild, on which was printed a photograph of a possible 1-Series GT. It was not «duck» — posting a whole gallery of official photos proof. A concept called the Active Tourer, but the production version is likely to keep the 1 Series GT name.
As stated by the manufacturer, this is the first compact premium car that combines comfort and spaciousness with agility and style. The main competitor of new items seems Mercedes-Benz B-Class. For comparison, the length of the 1-Series GT is 4359 mm – Mercedes 4359 mm, width – 1834 mm 1786 mm, height – 1560 mm 1557 mm Wheelbase BMW – 2670 mm
The design of the Bavarian novelty is ambiguous. It uses the style previously used in the i3 concept, as well as in the older model fifth series Gran Turismo.
The concept is equipped with a new hybrid powertrain, called eDrive. It consists of a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and electric motor on lithium-ion batteries. The total power reaches 190 HP BMW claims that the power reserve only on electricity is 32 km, but did not report how much time it will take for a full charge or what other motors you plan to use.
Most interesting is that the torque from the engine transmitted to the rear axle and on the front. But the electric motor just spins the rear wheels.
The acceleration of a car with such a powertrain to 100 km/h will take less than 8 seconds, top speed is almost 200 km/h, While fuel consumption does not exceed 2.5 liters per 100 kilometers.
Also in the engine range will be three-cylinder petrol and diesel turbo engine capacity of 1.5 liters. And the models, positioned as «charged», will receive a turbocharged four-cylinder motors.
In the cabin retained the traditional principle of BMW – cockpit «wrapped» around the driver. The architecture of the Central console, familiar from other BMW models. A new panorama glass roof Cool Shade can be different degrees zatumanennosti, which changes by pressing the button – like Mercedes-Benz with its Magic Sky Control.
According to preliminary data, serial version of the car will be on sale by the end of 2014. According to information received from representatives of BMW, the company expects that the new product will seriously raise the sales of the brand around the world.