BMW 3 Series GT Concept coming at Frankfurt Auto Show

Rumors | February 20th, 2009 by 17

If Geneva is all about the BMW 5 Series GT, the International Auto Show in Frankfurt will be hosting the world premiere of the BMW …

If Geneva is all about the BMW 5 Series GT, the International Auto Show in Frankfurt will be hosting the world premiere of the BMW 3 Series GT Concept, a vehicle that will be part of a new line of models designed by BMW.

Together with a 1 Series GT, BMW is stepping into a new market, a niche that they feel it’s available and attractive for them. If the 5er GT will appeal to those customers looking for a 7 Series luxury and a higher ride like in an SAV, the 3 Series GT or Progressive Activity Coupe, will appeal as a medium volume car for a lot of BMW’s customer looking for a smaller version of the 5 GT.

The PAC, Progressive Activity Coupe or V3, as it is known internally, is expected to based on long wheelbase 3 Series. The Progressive Activity Coupe has a higher roof when compared to the existing 3 Series Wagon and of course, a longer wheelbase as well. We learned a while back that the 3-series crossover will come with rear-wheel drive as standard, but four-wheel drive will be offered as an option.

The 3 Series GT is all about space and convenience, but without sacrificing performance. The rear seats offer generous room, higher sitting position that in the regular 3 Series models and of course, comfort.

The BMW V3 will be competing with the upcoming 2010 Audi A5 Sportback, a five-door configuration concept much sleeker than traditional Audi Avant wagons. The EfficientDynamics technology is expected to be part of the Progressive Activity Coupe, so we should expect a hybrid version as well.

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