Spied: 2014 BMW 3 Series GT

Spy Photos | October 18th, 2012 by 10
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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 …

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.

Spied: 2014 BMW 3 Series GT

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]

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Stokes/584867244 Matt Stokes

    Personally I really like the 5GT, but the design of the boot-lid and rear tail-lights never did anything to help hide the cars bulk, hopefully the 3GT will not suffer from this. I’m looking forward to seeing it fully undressed!

  • digivue

    Seems like 5GT failure was not enough and BMW is back for more… :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Stokes/584867244 Matt Stokes

      5GT sells well in certain geographical markets. It’s not for everyone’s needs, and it’s not to everyone’s tastes — but then it is a niche vehicle.. that’s the idea.

    • empower

      Because you may not see many on the roads does not mean the car is not making money. 30,000 5 gt and grtheowing I would not call that a failure. It out sales the 6 and the z4 it sold more the the 1 series coupe.

      • ///MPOWER

        I hope he learn from that, thenks EMPOER for your accurate stats.

        • digivue

          I searched the internet and couldn’t find any article which would support your optimism, on the contrary (see autoblog, bmwblog, motorauthority). This thing is ugly and too expensive.

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          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Stokes/584867244 Matt Stokes

            if you look at the annual reports at http://www.bmwgroup.com you will find the sales figures for each series and body style, these figures are based on Global sales and they show the real, accurate picture. Most of the criticism of the 5GT seems to be coming from the US, but the simple fact is that the world is a bigger place than that, the US isn’t BMW’s number 1 market anymore.

            Sales figures here: http://www.keep-left.co.uk/BMWSalesbyVariant.pdf

            Admittedly 5GT may not have met expectations, but it still does reasonable volume thanks to some European and Asian markets. Ugly is subjective, as is it’s price, like I say – if niche products appealed to everyone – they wouldn’t be niche, would they?

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