BMW 1-Series Gran Turismo
It's rare that concept cars are very concept-y at all anymore. BMW is one of the worst offenders, showing what are basically production cars with funky wheels and calling them concepts. But sometimes we don't care. BMW's Concept Active Tourer Outdoor is ostensibly aimed at outdoorsy types. We don't really even care about the two-bike transport system inside the cargo area. We just want to gaze at this paint job all day. The color is "Gold Race Orange," and it's fantastic. That color on, say, a 4-Series Coupe? Or an M6 Gran Coupe? Yeah, we could go for that. Other than the internal bike rack...
2014 BMW 1-Series GT Spy Video
UPDATE: This vehicle has been revealed as the 2014 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer. Click here for full details. BMW is just months away from revealing its first front-wheel-drive model, which for all intents and purposes is likely to be labeled a 1-Series Gran Turismo. The car will be available in a...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
BMW Announces New Active Tourer Outdoor Concept
BMW has announced a follow-up to its 1-Series Gran Turismo-previewing Concept Active Tourer, which it plans to unveil at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen outdoor and camping event in Germany next month. The new concept is called the Concept Active Tourer Outdoor and it has been described as having been...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
BMW’s U.S. Chief Confirms Local Launch Of Front-Wheel-Drive Models
Despite reports to the contrary, BMW is expected to launch its new front-wheel-drive cars in the U.S. The first of these front-wheel-drive cars will be a compact MPV that is likely to be labeled a 1-Series Gran Turismo. The vehicle has been testing in prototype form for over a year and was...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
BMW Concept Active Tourer Live Photos: 2012 Paris Auto Show
One of the more overlooked concepts at this week’s 2012 Paris Auto Show, the Concept Active Tourer from BMW, is perhaps one of the most groundbreaking, at least for the German automaker. It previews BMW’s first front-wheel drive model, the rumored 1-Series Gran Turismo, and only a few...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
BMW Concept Active Tourer: 2012 Paris Auto Show
In just two weeks, the full onslaught of the automotive glory that is the Paris Auto Show will be upon us, but already we're seeing previews of the cars that will be on display. Today, BMW adds the Concept Active Tourer to the mix, and with it, previews its approach to the compact segment. Though...Nelson Ireson
Rumors of new body styles to come with the next generation of the BMW 1-Series have been brewing since at least 2009. We even brought you a rendering of what a 1-Series Gran Turismo might look like last summer (also pictured above). This summer, the rumors about the car are heating up once again. Like the 5-Series GT and the upcoming 3-Series GT, the 1-Series GT is expected to get a body that's somewhere between a hatchback and a wagon with some unique cargo and passenger options. Based on the same platform as the rest of the 1-Series as well as the third-generation MINI line, it will take on...