Exclusive: BMW 3 Series GT launching in March 2013

Featured Posts, Rumors | January 30th, 2012 by 27
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BMWBLOG just learned that the long-time rumored BMW 3 Series GT will come to market in March 2013. According to a BMW source the 3 …

BMWBLOG just learned that the long-time rumored BMW 3 Series GT will come to market in March 2013.

According to a BMW source the 3 Series GT features more attractive and sleeker lines than its older brother, the 5 GT, but it maintains a somewhat bulky look. The 3 GT is said to offer same trunk space as the 5 Series Sedan and interesting enough, more legroom.

Last year, we learned that the 3 Series Gran Turismo  will come with a hatch as seen on the 5 GT and raised ride height. The car has a high belt line that completely wraps around the car, therefore allowing the roof to be lower and sleeker. 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.

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BMW sees the 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 will inherit the motoring options from the recently unveiled 3 Series Sedan, so we expect to see a high-end 335i GT as well. With the new 3 Series Touring coming to the U.S. as well, it remains to be seen if BMW will offer the Gran Turismo version to American customers.

27 responses to “Exclusive: BMW 3 Series GT launching in March 2013”

  1. Statuskill says:

    The ‘trunk line’ is so short! It reminds me of that ugly E46 ‘shorty’.

    • Giom says:

      That’s an artist impression, relax. I’m sure the final version will have plenty to moan about, and I mean that in a good way. BMW design lean toward the progressive and not the beauty contest side. Their designs always chellange the norm.

  2. my_beanus says:

    the 5GT wasnt successful enough?

  3. JohnC says:

    And then they are also going to make 4 series gran coupe…this is going too far

  4. Efoza says:

    This would be the biggest selling 3 series- ever. Just like the 5 GT it will be a fab addition to the range. well done BMW.

  5. auaq says:

    Me no like it.

  6. Asdfasd says:

    that looks so gooood! Damyum girl!

  7. Viper says:

    bmw…why not hire a better designer?

  8. Jackd says:

    I am gay and I like this car’s rear. Give me, Give Me, Give Me- a bump!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Give me a 1 Series GT and I’m sold.  the 5GT is ugly though.  

  10. Well, it’s better than the 318ti and the 5 Series GT. Heh, that’s kinda damning it with faint praise though, sorry. :)

  11. Tampabob says:

    We don’t get diesel M series but we get this thing?

  12. IN77 says:

    emetics!

  13. Badger says:

    why is BMW making another GT after the unsuccessful sales of the 5 GT?

  14. Philip R Buttall says:

    As far as I’m concerned, a coupe has two doors – that’s all I want, that’s all I need! I’ve had 4 BMW coupes and they’ve all been like this – I don’t want or need 4 doors, and will sadly have to look elsewhere fro an alternative 2-door coupe, when the time comes!

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