BMW introduces the new 3 Series Gran Turismo. The third body variant in the 3 Series family will cater to those customers looking for the ultimate luxury vehicle in the midsize premium segment that will offer a dynamics, sportiness and versatility.

The car is visually described by its four-doors with frameless windows, a coupe-like roofline, innovative tailgate and in some models, an active rear spoiler.

The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is 200 millimeters longer in total than the BMW 3 Series Touring, comes with a 110-millimeter longer wheelbase and stands 81 millimeters taller.

As always, we took the lengthy press release and extracted only the essential information.


  • 4,824 millimetres long, 1,489 millimetres tall, 1,828 millimetres wide and with a 2,920-millimetre wheelbase
  • front and rear passengers all benefit from a seating position raised by 59 millimetres
  • 70 millimetres of additional legroom over the Sedan and Touring
  • 520 litres of boot capacity, 25 liters more than BMW 3 Series Touring
  • 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat bench with folding head restraints and tilt-adjustable backrests (increase cargo capacity to 1,600 liters)
  • Sport Line, Luxury Line or Modern Line equipment packages, or with the optional M Sport package, which will already be available from July 2013
  • Entry level engine:  105 kW/143 h
  • High-end engine: 225 kW/306 hp and  400 Nm (295 lb-ft)
  • BMW 335i Gran Turismo accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.4 seconds
  • BMW 335i GT – 7.7 litres per 100 kilometres
  • BMW 328i GT – 6.4 litres per 100 kilometres
  •  BMW 328i Gran Turismo sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in a mere 6.1 seconds
  •  Two 2.0-litre diesel engines powering the BMW 320d Gran Turismo and BMW 318d Gran Turismo
  • BMW 318d GT – 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres
  • xDrive variants of the BMW 320i, 325d, 328i, 335i and 320d Gran Turismo
  • Six-speed manual gearbox as standard
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • Slightly forward-slanting kidneys
  • Bonnet, meanwhile, has smoother contours than the Sedan and Touring
  • Side Air Breathers
  • Air Curtains
  • Smart Opener for tailgate (part of the ComfortAccess option)
  • 12 paint finishes
  • Kalahari Beige metallic, Midnight Blue metallic and Sparkling Brown metallic shades are reserved exclusively
  • Estoril Blue metallic for M Sport package
  • M Sport brakes with callipers in contrasting blue paint finish

Full press release and info can be found here.