New Renderings: BMW F34 3 Series GT

Rumors | April 7th, 2011 by 19
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BMW 3 Series GT is on course for a world debut in 2012. The niche model joins the new 3 Series family to extend the …

BMW 3 Series GT is on course for a world debut in 2012. The niche model joins the new 3 Series family to extend the demographic for the most popular series in the BMW lineup. First spy photos of the 3 Series GT appeared back in March and based on these shots rendering artists have begun to draw the lines of the new car.

As expected and seen in the spy photos, the 3 Series Gran Turismo features some design cues as seen on the bigger 5GT, a hatch (simplified this time) and a raised ride height. The 3 Series GT will offer similar attributes and design ideas as the bigger GT, but with a more attractive and sleeker lines. The car has a high belt line that completely wraps around the car, therefore allowing the roof to be lower and sleeker.

New Renderings: BMW F34 3 Series GT

The core idea of a Gran Turismo vehicle remains, traveling in style and luxury, but without sacrificing performance. Internally the 3GT is referred as the “Progressive Activity Coupe.” BMW calls this prototype “Progressive Activity Coupe” because of the way the roof slopes down at the rear, but instead of a larger glass area as in a Touring, there is an additional quarter light and a wrap around tailgate. The rear end is a combination of Touring and a Shooting Brake.

Our sources says the 3 Series GT will offer a simple hatch function forgoing the twin trunk arrangement on the 5er GT. BMW intends to offer both turbocharged petrol and diesel four cylinder engines. For the high-end 3 Series GT, a choice of six cylinders and a hybrid drivetrain will be available. BMW’s all-wheel-drive platform, xDrive, will be optional as well.

New Renderings: BMW F34 3 Series GT

According to the same source, BMW have been planning a Shooting Brake style car for quite some time now. To quote the source, BMW sees the rumored 3 Series Gran Turismo as “the alternative to alternatives, a style conscious car with the dynamic prowess to match its looks.”

The BMW 3 Series GT comes to fill a niche, a void space between the 3 Series Touring and 5 Series GT, and just as its larger brother, it will be a premium vehicle with luxurious design cues as seen on the 5 Series.

[Renderings: Andrei Avarvarii ]

  • http://twitter.com/Fantastic_Beats Ofentse Letsholo

    nice rendering… We’ll just have to wait for the official design and see what’s what.

  • v1p3r

    It looks ok, but it’s too much of a mashup of current models, like the whole B-pillar to the back is X1…and from the spy shots it seems more Audi A5 Sportback looking than 5er GT looking

  • v1p3r

    It looks ok, but it’s too much of a mashup of current models, like the whole B-pillar to the back is X1…and from the spy shots it seems more Audi A5 Sportback looking than 5er GT looking

  • Giom

    It’s a very nice render. But according to the spy pics, there is no ‘knotch’ where the roof meets the rear window.

  • Sanii-bmw

    Ugly wheels…. =P

  • Manny Antunes

    Too close in spec to the X1(even alike). BMW is building cars with the potential to cannibalize other models within the same segment.

  • Manny Antunes

    Too close in spec to the X1(even alike). BMW is building cars with the potential to cannibalize other models within the same segment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clintonac Clinton Alexander Campbell

    I was more caught up with that hideous front fascia

  • Brett

    Ugliest wheels I have ever seen on a car.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    YUCK. not nice at all. worse then the 5GT.

  • Brett

    Looks like a old Daiwoo Lanos!

  • Mike

    I thought it was a Hyundai Elantra Hatchback for a second….

  • MRD

    Just give us the 3 wagon instead…

  • bmw99

    Abomination!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ivan-Neri/1514258855 Ivan Neri

    Ugliest car I have ever seen! not only are the wheels to be disgusting, it’s all together … seems to have been buffered as the old 3 series compact!

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  • viper

    super ugly car with ultra super ugly rims.

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