While most of the automotive world has been focused on The City of Angels for the LA Auto Show, BMW snuck in an opportunity to shoot its new 2014 3 Series Gran Turismo just a couple miles away from the LA Convention Center, and give us our first undisguised look at the upcoming hatchback. We've seen camouflaged test mules for the 3 Series GT in the past, and while we had expected the car to debut at the Paris Motor Show in September, it now sounds like the car will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

In what looks to be production trim shooting for a commercial (or some sort of video), these new spy shots show the 3 Series GT in two different trim levels. The brown car looks like the standard version of the design while the silver car is an M Sport package as evident by its aggressive body kit, upgraded wheels and brakes and the M badges on the fenders. Other than the obvious fastback-style roofline, it appears that the GT will get its own unique sheet metal (including a redesigned front end) compared to the latest 3 Series sedan. Two things we can't tell about the car from these spy shots are what the interior will look like and whether or not it will be using a similar two-mode hatchback as the 5 Series GT that features a smaller sedan-like trunk opening or a larger liftgate opening.

Like the 5 Series GT, this new 3 Series model focuses on expanding the passenger and cargo volume of the car with a longer wheelbase (reportedly riding on the same wheelbase as the Chinese-market, long-wheelbase 3 Series sedan) and a longer, taller, rounder roofline.


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      CaddyV8
      • 2 Years Ago
      People can say what they want about Cadillac, Lexus, Audi or Benz, but at least they don't build abortions like these. This car proves it: the BMW I used to love is officially gone.
      Mason
      • 2 Years Ago
      Did ANYBODY ask for this?
      raughle1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bavarian Mullet Works? Business in the front, party in the back!
      Eta Carinae
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is so hideous, that it could make a blind man see.......and go blind again.....BMW is on a serious Dow.fall in theddesign department......and if the 4 series gran coupe is real, they will have 3 variants of the 3 series sedan ! Which dilutes the brand for me.....
      MP
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugh. BMW already admitted that the 5 Series GT was a disaster, so I'm not sure why they would want to go down this road again....
      tump
      • 2 Years Ago
      BMW, by Honda.
        Dave
        • 2 Years Ago
        @tump
        It does remind me of a Crosstour. And that is a really bad thing.
      Phil
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bow-wow. Looks more like a 2003 Elantra GT than a 2014 BMW 3-Series GT
      BRKF06
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great scot, that's ugly.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      icemilkcoffee
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope to god that they are not thinking of replacing the 3 series wagon with this abortion. Just bring back the station wagon and stop with the slope-back trend already.
      postpast
      • 2 Years Ago
      This makes the cts wagon look like the tit's of a angel
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a 3? Holy crap... I thought it was a 5. These GT models are awful. Not only have they ballooned up in size, but they just don't look that good. After the Tesla Model S, every other luxury hatchback just looks outdated.
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