The newest body variant is set to join the 1-series line-up at the end of this year following a scheduled world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.

Our spies have caught a prototype for the new BMW 1-Series GT while it was undergoing testing in cold weather conditions. The newest body variant is set to join the 1-Series line-up at the end of this year following a scheduled world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September.

The dimensions are set to be slightly larger than the three-door and five-door versions providing additional head and leg room for the five occupants. It is known internally as the Compact Activity Tourer and will also feature unique styling elements to set it apart from its 1-Series siblings.

The 1-Series GT will only be available in front-wheel-drive using a system that has been sourced from BMW-owned MINI.

Upon launch, it will battle against the Mercedes B-Class and Audi A3 Sportback for supremacy in the market.

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