BMW has officially unveiled its 3 Series Gran Turismo model, adding a third body variant to the popular luxury model’s family.
With extra headroom, legroom, and cargo area, the 3-Series Gran Turismo combines the sedan’s drive characteristics with the practicality and versatility of its wagon model. The 3 Series Gran Turismo is 7.87 inches longer than the wagon and is 3.2 inches taller.
At launch, five engines will be available for the 3 Series GT: three gasoline options and a pair of diesel engines. All the engines utilize the German automaker’s TwinPower Turbo technology and performance ranges from 143 hp to 306 hp. The two diesel engines are 2.0-liter offerings and will power the 320d Gran Turismo and 318d Gran Turismo models.
A six-speed manual transmission will be standard on all models, though an eight-speed automatic is available as an option. As with all BMW 3 Series models, it’ll be jam-packed with today’s newest technologies and will be available with several packages. Staying true to BMW’s mantra, buyers can order their 3 Series GTs with the sport Line, luxury Line, or modern Line equipment packages, while the M Sport package will be available from July 2013.
BMW did not announce any pricing for the 3 Series GT.