BMW's sales and marketing chief Ian Robertson has revealed some new details about the 1-Series GT.

Speaking to Auto Express, Robertson said "The Active Tourer will be the first front-wheel drive BMW, the first to use a three-cylinder engine and you'll see it at the Geneva Motor Show next year." He went on to say production model will be "extremely close" to the Concept Active Tourer that debuted at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.

BMW has been coy on specifications but the company has already confirmed their 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine will have outputs ranging from 122-224 HP (90-165 kW) on the petrol side and 82-184 HP (60-135 kW) on the diesel side. In the case of the MINI Cooper, the petrol engine produces 134 bhp (100 kW) while the diesel develops 114 bhp (85 kW)..

In related news, Robertson confirmed the front-wheel drive UKL platform will underpin at least eleven models including the 1-Series GT.

Gallery: BMW 1-Series GT to debut in Geneva with a three-cylinder engine - report

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