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 |  Feb 21 2013, 5:01 PM

The all-new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo will have its first official public unveiling at the upcoming 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 07 2013, 6:31 PM

BMW has officially unveiled its 3 Series Gran Turismo model, adding a third body variant to the popular luxury model’s family.

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 |  Oct 13 2012, 3:01 PM

BMW threw a curve ball when it didn’t show off its 3-Series GT model at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, choosing instead to debut its Concept Active Tourer. But if these spy photos are of any indication, the German automaker will reveal its 3 Series GT very soon.

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 |  Aug 14 2012, 10:02 AM

It’s been a while since we last caught spy photos of the upcoming BMW 3-Series GT model, but the German automaker will be heading to this year’s Paris Motor Show with a concept to show off.

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 |  Jan 30 2012, 11:15 AM

Rumblings of a 3-Series GT might have been little more than a shudder from the rumor mill, but according to a story published on BMWBLOG a smaller version of the unpopular 5-Series GT is on the way.

It might seem strange that the company would launch such a niche car after the previous iteration failed so heavily. Maybe BMW is jealous of Mercedes-Benz. Whatever the reason is, expect to see them launching in March 2013.

They will feature the same rear glass to stubby bum you would expect on a 4-door hatchback from BMW, in fact they really look like a saloon version of the old 318ti with updated styling.

Engine offerings should be the same as the new 3-Series lineup, so expect to see a 2.0-liter twin-turbo four making 240 hp and a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder making 300 hp in higher end models.

BMW did actually tweak the formula a little with this car, offering more rear legroom than the 5-Series version. Don’t expect to see these hit American shores, though. The company is releasing a touring edition of the 3-Series for American consumers which makes sense because it seems few people actually buy hatchbacks in the U.S.

[Source: BMWBLOG]

 |  Jul 02 2009, 12:43 PM

BMW will build a Gran Turismo version of the 3 Series, to follow the introduction of the 5 Series GT model. Offered as a high-performance 335i model at first with BMW’s 300hp, twin-turbocharged inline-six, the 3 Series GT will fill an odd space between the 3 Series sedan, Wagon, X3 SUV and X1.

Much like the 5 Series GT, it will feature a dual-stage hatchback, allowing owners access to either a small trunk area or to a much larger space as the rear glass hatch opens up. Cargo room should be close to that offered in the 3 Series wagon.

Both a four-seat and five-seat model are expected, as is a diesel variant. So far no M version is planned.

[Source: Edmunds]

[Photo Credit: Fox Syndication]