Bmw considering a “shooting brake” version for its 1-Series

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Even though Bmw lately brought its 1-Series to the US, only the coupe and convertible body styles were available to American customers. However, on the other side the ocean Bmw makes available the 1-Series in 3- and 5-door hatchbacks in addition to those that are available in the US markets mentioned above.

That range appears to be growing to five models as Bmw is reportedly thinking about one more 1-Series derivative. According to Bmw's product development head, Klaus Draeger, the German carmaker is thinking about a 'shooting brake' variant of the 1-Series.

The shooting brake would be identical in concept to the 3-door 1-Series, but would adopt the flowing lines and low-positioned roof of a two-door coupe.

AutoBild reports that according to Draeger the 1-Series shooting brake would be a 'lifestyle' vehicle for Bmw, and would carry on the automaker's manufacture theme of niche vehicles. Having said that, the shooting brake has not yet received a production go signal, but appears to have a reasonably good shot of being manufactured when the next 1-Series becomes available on the markets late in 2011.

Bmw execs would only put a stop on the shooting brake if it was thought to be too close in rivalry to the firm's Mini Cooper. Even though the hatch versions of the 1-Series are presently set aside for the European market, Bmw would possibly sell the shooting brake in the US.

No 'M' model is considered but the next 1-Series ought to offer a new dual-clutch gearbox and a new series of 4 and 6-cylinder powerplants. If the 1-Series shooting brake finally gets the go signal, it will be displayed in American Bmw display rooms as soon as the beginning months of 2012.

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

The German automaker Volkswagen is now racing against time to come up with electric vehicles that will be able to pass Europe and China's stringent emission standard. The car company...
by - March 22, 2017
In the last few years, the advent of compact sedans and crossovers has become quite overwhelming. Even two of the major manufacturers that “started it all” have to admit that...
by - March 22, 2017
By 2020, Audi will be throwing out not just one but three fully-electric vehicles. One of which will be pitted against the BMW i8. This new information was revealed by...
by - March 22, 2017
Tesla confirms that they will be discontinuing the fairly new Model S 60 and 60D sedans as soon as next month. Why, you ask? The company wants to make enough...
by - March 22, 2017
Have you ever wondered how much luxury car companies profit from every vehicle they sell? And which companies profit more? Well, in 2016, Porsche sold over 238,000 vehicles. That is...
by - March 22, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries