I have a feeling that this, BMW’s next GT, will be more aggressive, sleek, and refined than its 5er sibling. As you can see in the picture below, the all-new 2014 BMW 3 Series GT looks similar in concept and design to its big brother, the 5 Series GT, but appears to feature a lot more sport in its character.
The GT features a hatch similar to the 5 GT as well as a raised ride height and a high belt line that completely wraps around the car, allowing the roof to appear refined and sleek. Similar to the MINI Coupe and Roadster, the F34 will feature a retractable rear spoiler as an active aerodynamic component.
The 2014 lineup will feature the new Gran Turismo, it joins the family as the F34 and will be built on the extended wheelbase of the F30 3 Series sedan. Like the other 3-series body styles, the GT will have standard rear-wheel drive and optional all-wheel drive. The engine options are inherited from the 3 Series sedan, with a 4-cylinder turbo in the base and a blown inline-six 335i GT at the top end. All will be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard.
With this latest edition to the model lineup, it seems as though BMW wants to offer a 3 series for everyone. The 3er will come as this taller GT hatchback, a four-door sedan in regular and long wheelbase form, a station wagon, coupe and cabriolet (retitled 4 Series), high performance M3 and M Performance variants, and even a rumoured four-door Gran Coupe version. Remember the days when the 3 series was just a simple entry level BMW?
We’re excited to see what the new GT looks like in person and even more excited to drive it! What are your thoughts – do you think BMW is making the right move by offering so many 3 Series variants? Weigh in, we’d love to hear your opinions. As always, let us know if you have any questions and stay tuned for more information. Expected on-sale date: March 2013.
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