BMW 3 Series GT Spied in the Sun

Spy Shots / Comments

Wearing very minimal camouflage, this is the clearest look we've seen yet of the upcoming 3 Series Gran Turismo.

Despite public perception to the contrary, BMW maintains that the 5 Series GT was a solid seller. On that basis, it is moving ahead with development of a scaled-down 3 Series variant. As the car approaches its public release, BMW has reduced the typically heavy camo on this prototype, giving us a glimpse at the vehicle's overall shape that follows in the footsteps of its larger sibling. The 3 Series GT is aimed at buyers looking for a 3 Series but with wagon utility and a fastback shape.

The roofline isn't the only difference from the existing F30-generation 3 Series: the GT model bears a wider, more svelte twin-kidney grille and headlamp units that sit higher up, connected visually to the grille via the 3er's characteristic "whiskers". Expect the 3 Series GT to come with the same array of engines found in the 3 Series sedan, including four- and six-cylinder gasoline and diesel units mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. If BMW plans to release the 3 Series GT in the US, then the 2013 Detroit Auto Show is where it will most likely debut. If not, we'll be looking for it in Geneva.

Honda Ridgeline Vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz: Baby Truck Battle
Honda Ridgeline Vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz: Baby Truck Battle
Chinese Cars We Want in America
Chinese Cars We Want in America

Join The Discussion


To Top