As weird as it sounds, BMW will soon unveil their first 7-seater vehicle, the long version of the 1 series GT. Expected to be introduced at this year’s Frankfurt Car Show, the 1 series GT will be offered in two configurations, seating 5 or 7 people (the 7-seater will be officially introduced six months later), both will be based on the UKL1 platform, shared with the MINI line-up and some upcoming BMW models. This means that the 1 series GT will be FWD, yet this has been confirmed since the 1er GT was previewed in the form of the Concept Active Hybrid 1 series GT.
What we seen in these spy photos is more or less the same car as the 5-seater, with the only differences being behind the B-pillar, as the rear doors are longer for the 7-seat version, as is the rear overhang. The back of the car is also more upright, making it more spacious. Under the hood, we expect the recently announced family of 1.5l 3 cylinder engines (B38 for gas, B37 for diesel fuel) as well as some 4 cylinder powerplants. A plug-in hybrid version, that combines a 1.5l gas engine with an electric motor powering the rear axle, is also rumoured.
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