Photo Comparison: BMW 3 Series GT vs. BMW 5 Series GT

3-Series | February 6th, 2013 by 10
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BMW 3 Series GT made its web debut earlier today. The new midsize Gran Turismo model is built on the 3 Series long wheelbase platform …

BMW 3 Series GT made its web debut earlier today. The new midsize Gran Turismo model is built on the 3 Series long wheelbase platform and uses the 5 Series GT’s design as the starting point. At 4,824 millimetres long, 1,489 millimetres tall, 1,828 millimetres wide and with a 2,920-millimetre wheelbase, the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is notably larger all round than the Sedan and Touring variants of the 3 Series range.

On the other hand, the 5 GT is 4,998 mm long, 1,559 mm tall, measures 1,901 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 3,070 mm.

Design wise, in our opinion the 3 Series GT has more attractive proportions and lines. The four-doors with frameless window combined with the coupe-like roofline give the car a sleeker look than its older brother. At the rear, the large tailgate is complemented in some models by an extended rear spoiler, the first of its kind on a BMW.

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At the front, the 3 Series GT follows the F30 sedan with a headlight design that flows into the forward-slanting kidney grille. The lights are also larger on the 3er Gran Turismo than the sedan. The large air intakes give the car a bold and aggressive look. Another identifying feature of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo are the “blades” set into the outer air intakes of the front apron.

At the rear, the typical L-shaped taillights with two integrated LED bars. The large tailgate allows for easy access to cargo space and provides an easier way to load bulky items.

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Same as the 5 Series GT, the new 3 Series Gran Turismo stands out with its interior designed to provide luxury and comfort, for both the driver and his passengers. The front and rear passengers all benefit from a seating position raised by 59 millimeters, which allows an outstanding view out and makes entry and exit significantly easier.

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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo was designed by Page Beermann, exterior designer, and Georg Allmendinger, interior designer.

Here is a photo comparison and a poll that will give you opportunity to tell us which design looks better.

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