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2013 BMW 3-Series GT

You all know the GT version of 5-Series, a car that I really don’t like. Following that same recipe, BMW is working on the 3-Series GT, a car that should be out in 2013. From these spy shots we can clearly see that it is going to be a baby 5-Series GT, featuring a higher front end, ride height and seating position than the current prototypes of the next-gen 3-Series. There are big chances that the 3-Series GT will also feature a longer wheelbase, just like the 5-Series GT offers, in comparison to the standard model.

2013 BMW 3-Series GT

As far as the engines are concerned, most likely it will have the same gasoline and diesel units that we will see in the standard next generation version of the 3-Series. One of these engines is going to be the all-new 2.0-liter turbo that cranks out 242 hp (245 PS / 180 kW) and 258 lb.-ft (350 Nm) of torque, the one already available in the X1 xDrive28i.

2013 BMW 3-Series GT

The 3-Series GT should be out a year later after the introduction of the standard 3-Series.

Source: WCF

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BMW is busy hyping up the new 5 Series sedan these days, but the guys at Automobile have got their hands on some juicy rumors about the next generation 3 Series model.

It seems that the car (codenamed F30), which will debut in sedan form around 2012, will receive a multitude of body styles, including the aforementioned four-door, a touring wagon one, coupe, convertible and *shocker* Gran Turismo. The next generation will continue the tradition of downsizing the design, and essentially be a smaller 5 Series (while the 5 is a smaller 7 Series).

Moving to the 3 GT, it seems it will adopt a single piece hatchback, instead of the two-piece 5 GT, and focus on attracting the younger crowd with a penchant for hauling more cargo. Most probably it will cater to the wagon needs of the North American customers, who won’t be seeing a Touring edition (similar to the new 5 Series offering).

The coupe and convertible variants will have a more elegant design, while the latter will employ a folding hardtop system, as it is extremely popular in certain territories. Also, if demand increases enough, the M division might attempt a speedster variant, with a chopped windshield and folding cloth top.

Speaking of the M department, it seems that the M3 will be arriving only in coupe and convertible formats, with the sedan being chopped from the plans (boo!). Also, the 420 HP V8 engine will likely be replaced by a twin-turbo straight-six, which might develop around 450 HP.

Do bear in mind that these are just rumors and speculations, but considering BMW’s plan up until now, many of these things will come true sooner or later.


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You’ve most certainly seen the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (GT) version, which aims at delivering an unconventional design aimed at luxury customers who want the supreme comfort of a grand tourer in their BMW.

It has definitely sparked a lot of controversy in terms of design, but it seems that BMW will stay true to the new philosophy. The company has announced that a Gran Turismo version of the 3 Series will also be launched in 2011, aiming at the market currently occupied by Audi’s A4 Avant model. Based on the 335i version of the current 3 Series, this new edition will presumably come in a four and five-seat editions, both sporting the unusual two-stage tailgate. Expect more details in the near future about this new model.


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