After months of disappearing in the ocean of BMW rumors, the BMW 3 Series GT comes back into focus. Courtesy of the same restless BMW insider, Scott27, more information come to surface.
As we reported before, BMW sees the 3 Series Gran Turismo as an entirely separate model from the 5er Gran Turismo which means the emphasis will be more on the dynamics and performance of the car rather than space and luxury.
Although the 3 Series Gran Turismo will share the same philosophy as the 5er GT and it will have a distinctive design when compared to the regular 3 Series model. As seen in the new 5 Series family and the 5 GT niche model, the bloodline will be there, but the details will be different.
The 3er GT is much lower and sleeker than the 5er GT. Customers for the 3er GT are entirely different from the 5er GT, especially with the car being a 3 Series in which the customer expects the best premium entry-level Sports sedan.
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Quoting the same insider, the front end is expected to be somewhat similar to the 5GT, except the GT bloodline allows the headlights to follow the form of the 5er GT and turn upwards at the corners. The overall shape is said to be more flattering and angular.
The car has a high belt line that completely wraps around the car, therefore allowing the roof to be lower and sleeker.
The 3er GT build on the success of the 5 Series GT which has sold over 20,000 units since its introduction at the end of 2009. In the US, the 5er GT has already eclipsed over two-years combined sales of the 5 Series Touring.
While we find hard to believe that there will be any resemblance to the highly-acclaimed and then canceled CS Concept, BMW insider states the following: “Think of the CS Concept shrunk down for the premium entry segment and you get the BMW 3er Gran Turismo.”
On contrary to the report by Scott27, we learned that internally, the 3GT is referred as the “Progressive Activity Coupe” rather than the “Progressive Sports Coupe” labeled reported by the insider.