The winter testing season is in top gear, and the prototypes are coming thick and fast. The latest of these is the new 2013 BMW 1-series GT which has been caught here testing in the snow alongside a MINI prototype.
More specifically, the prototype is testing its front-wheel-drive system, this would explain why we also see a camouflaged MINI prototype sitting right next to it. BMW are sourcing the system from their sister brand.
A big thick casing has been attached to this model to shield the eventual styling. It features a high roofline much like the 5-Series Gran Turismo to give occupants plenty of room.
The 1-series GT also carries the name Compact Activity Tourer, it will be slightly larger than the 3-dr and 5-dr versions and also boast unique styling.