BMW 3 Series GT spotted testing

2 Oct, 2012 11:30am Damion Smy

Clearest pictures yet of the more practical BMW 3 Series GT

This is our best look yet at the new BMW 3 Series GT. For the first time, we can see the 3 Series GT’s full profile, with its steep front windscreen and hatch tailgate, which follows the design of the 5 Series GT.

We can also see the shape of the lights and bootlid for the first time, with the tail-lights following the same styling and shape as the rest of the 3 Series saloon range, and a high, flat top to the bootlid.

We’ve also seen a version with more muscular wheelarches and a rear spoiler in testing, which makes sense as the GT version will be an upmarket version of the new F30 3 Series and will include performance variants.

The GT is expected to feature the 161bhp 2.0-litre diesel from the 320d saloon, as well as the 241bhp turbocharged four-cylinder petrol from the 328i and the six-cylinder twin-turbo petrol from the 335i. 

The 3 Series GT will use the same platform as the 3 Series saloon, which has been built to accomodate rear and four-wheel drive in both right and left-hand drive. While BMW says that no decision has been made as to which versions will be offered in the UK, an all-wheel-drive Audi A4 Allroad rival is a possibility.

Prices for the 3 Series GT are expected to start from around £33,000, when the new car arrives in showrooms in late 2013.

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161 bhp engine from the 320?? Surely not - it's 184

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