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The BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo Unveiled

By Adrian Prisca


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The German automaker BMW has recently unveiled the 3-Series Gran Turismo, a car that will officially debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. This new model combines sporty genes of the sedan with the versatility and practicality of the Touring class.

In fact, the new 3-Series BMW curiously resembles the 5-Series GT, while the designers have successfully softened some of the body lines, providing the car with a more cohesive appearance. There are a few defining body parts to describe this package – the frameless windows, sloping roofline that tapers all the way towards the rear end and the prominent grill are truly amazing. The large tailgate with active spoiler is raised at 110 km/h (68 mph) and retracts when the car reaches speeds of lower than 70 km/h (43 mph).

There are three different styling packages to jump in the eyes. For example, we have the Sport Line, Luxury Line or Modern Line styling packages. An M-sport package is also available adding to the car’s aerodynamic efficiency, a sports-based tuning suspension, shadow line trim and new wheels measuring 18-inches in diameter. The overall measurements of the car have also been increased. The hatchback is 81 mm taller and 200 mm longer than the Touring version, with a riding wheelbase extended by 110 mm.

The cabin hasn’t been changed that much – the 3-Series Gran Turismo comes with raised seating positions and additional 70 mm of rear seat legroom. Furthermore, it comes with a 520 liter boot, and up to 1,600 liters of luggage when the rear seats are folded.

Engine wise, there are plenty to choose from: a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder diesel with 143 HP (105 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque, the 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder diesel generating 184 HP (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque, a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder delivering 184 HP (135 kW) and 270 Nm (199lb-ft) of torque, a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder with 245 HP (180 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque and finally the 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder developing 306 HP (225 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. Every motorization here will reportedly be linked to a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 8-speed automatic.


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