The great power of the internet has allowed us to get an early first look at the all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, a car that is slated to be shown in full at the Geneva Motor Show next month, albeit without many details to go on right now. With pictures leaking out this early in the game, we'd expect that you won't have to wait until March to get the full lowdown, however.

Our first look at the 3er GT reveals a car that is, to our eyes, a tidier piece of design work than its 5 Series GT brother. The long-backside proportions are still a bit ungainly, at least from these images, but they're helped tremendously with the larger wheel/tire package and more aggressive fascia of the sport package.

Expect the 3 Series GT to hit the ground running, with the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter inline-six found in the standard 3 Series sedan. BMW's popular xDrive all-wheel-drive system is a virtual lock for the option sheet, too.

Click through our attached gallery for a closer peek at the car, and stay tuned for more information about the 3 Series Gran Turismo as we get closer to its Geneva launch.


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      John J
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a stupid, stupid looking vehicle...Did anyone even buy the 5-Series GT? Why did this seem like a good idea?! Put that money into something else BMW...like reliable electronics.
      brgtlm
      • 1 Year Ago
      It is just as ugly as in the spy shots. It is BMW Crosstour. It is tragic that when BMW decided to add a hatchback to the 3 Series line again, they came up with this Medusa.
      Chris Bangle
      • 1 Year Ago
      Not as ugly as the 5 series GT, but just as unnecessary.
      Dave
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honda Accord Crosstour with a Pep-Boys scoop on the front fender and a Twin Kidney Grille. Oh yeah a 50k price tag too. Wow.
      Adam
      • 1 Year Ago
      So let me get this straight... Mercedes is producing things like the CLA and BMW fights back with this? Even though I'm not the biggest fan of Mercedes new design language this is just awful... and I'm a BMW owner
      BG
      • 1 Year Ago
      Oh yuck. Here we have another pseudo-hatchback, but just like the Venza, it is equipped with enormous blingy wheels that serve no functional purpose. And the high slab-like sides - is that the new aesthetic in car design?
      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      The advantage of this GT over the 3 series stationwagon would be?
        aatbloke1967
        • 1 Year Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        The advantage is theyre easier to park in busy city streets than estate cars.
          Lachmund
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          i always took you for serious aatbloke, but this seems to change right now
          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          No, shorter.
          icemilkcoffee
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Huh? Why are they easier to park? Aren\'t they about the same length?
          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Maybe you should talk to Europeans and get an understandling why hatchbacks are more popular than estates. But I forgot how de rigeur it is for American teenagers to blindly slag off BMW.
          aatbloke1967
          • 1 Year Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          Lachmund, that is the truth as to why D segment lift backs sell better than wagons in Europe. The Mondeo hatch is mor than two inches shorter than the wagon and the Insignia - and Vectra before it - over three inches. That may not sound much, but often makes all the difference when parallel parking in congested cities. And if you're not buying it, try it for yourself. Remember also that Fords upcoming mk4 Mondeo won't even get a sedan option in several Western European markets, only the sedan and wagon. And given that half of the Mondeo model range costs more than the 3 series, the GT will be looking to continue causing Ford damage.
        M-M
        • 1 Year Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        There is none, but there are plenty of disadvantages. You have to admit though, BMW continued bringing the 3 and 5 series wagons over here for a long time. The US just didn't buy enough. We have an e61 wagon and it has to be about the perfect all around car. Very sad they won't bring over at least one wagon.
          M-M
          • 1 Year Ago
          @M-M
          @JF, I've been using the wagon to commute 80 miles a day for work where I commonly have to take large/heavy items so it's been perfect. It's around 95k miles now and the only issue it's ever had was a valve cover gasket that seeped oil which was replaced under warranty by BMW even though the car was well outside of warranty. Could not be more satisfied with it. Fun to drive, decent fuel economy, lots of cargo space, extremely low maintenance costs.
          JF
          • 1 Year Ago
          @M-M
          @M-M: Good to hear! Maybe one day I'll be able to convince my wife to trade our Legacy wagon for a late model E61 ;)
          JF
          • 1 Year Ago
          @M-M
          The E61 looks like a great wagon indeed, perfect size. Has it been reliable for you?
          M-M
          • 1 Year Ago
          @M-M
          withsixappeal - wait what? I just read something the other day saying they were not bringing the 3 wagon over because of the GT? That's awesome if that is true.
          Zoom
          • 1 Year Ago
          @M-M
          Yes, the F31 wagon is coming to America. Too bad it'll be a slush-box only affair. :(
          withsixappeal
          • 1 Year Ago
          @M-M
          What are you talking about? The BMW 328i Sport Wagon goes on sale in the United States in a few months.
          withsixappeal
          • 1 Year Ago
          @M-M
          @M-M, yes, it\'s coming. http:// www. bmwusa.com/ Standard/Content/AllBMWs/FutureVehicles/3SeriesSportsWagon/
      luigi.tony
      • 1 Year Ago
      Are BMW and Merceces trying to OUT TACKY each other. Another OVERwrought car with needless vents, scoops, details...
      IBx27
      • 1 Year Ago
      Another lurchback from germany, and they kept the K-Mart side vents!!!
      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's the point?
        TangoR34
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andre Neves
        So that BMW can classify it as an SUV or CUV so that rich people can buy something unusual than the otherwise more practical and cheaper station wagon. They can also avoid harsher safety regulations by having it being classed as a 'truck'.
        ground
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Andre Neves
        that's what i wanna know.. so... it has a few inches more trunk space and looks uglier... hmm.
      Brent Booth
      • 1 Year Ago
      eeww
      teh POD
      • 1 Year Ago
      Because the 5 Series GT sold so well!
        icemilkcoffee
        • 1 Year Ago
        @teh POD
        Don't forget the smashing success that was the Honda Crosstour!
          BG
          • 1 Year Ago
          @icemilkcoffee
          I saw a Crosstour here in town the other day! I really did. At first, I couldn't figure out what was wrong with the dimensions and proportions - it just looked unbalanced.
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