In 2014, BMW will add a new Gran Turismo vehicle to its lineup. Joining the 3 Series family is the F34 3er GT built on the extended wheelbase of the F30 3 Sedan.
The 3er GT will come with a hatch as seen on the 5 GT and raised ride height and has a high belt line that completely wraps around the car, therefore allowing the roof to be lower and sleeker. 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.
At the rear, the F34 3 Series GT will feature a retractable rear spoiler as an active aerodynamic component that is expected to come to future models as well. The part is operated by small electric motors therefore not adding much weight to the overall package.
In addition to the retractable rear spoiler, the spy photos show a panoramic glass roof that extends over almost the entire length of the roof.
The engine options are inherited from the 3 Series Sedan, with a 335i GT top model. All will be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
The spy photo above shows a 3 Series GT prototype going through the final testing stages at Nurburgring, therefore we anticipate a reveal within the next three to four weeks.
BMW 3 Series GT will come to market in March 2013.[Photo: Carscoop]