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BMW reveals 3 Series Gran Turismo

BMW has revealed the new 3 Series Gran Turismo, a niche model that will offer an alternative to saloon and Touring variants in the range.

Longer and taller that existing 3 Series variants, there is more interior space thanks to a longer wheelbase

At launch, three petrol engines and two diesel engines are available, with a choice of either six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearboxes.

BMW has focused on the aerodynamics of the car to help maintain fuel efficiency, and the 3 Series Gran Turismo will be fitted with an active rear spoiler.

The model will be priced at a £1,300 premium over the equivalent 3 Series Touring, with BMW citing extended functionality as justification.

Model Power (bhp) Torque (lb-ft) 0-62mph (sec) Maximum speed (mph) CO2  emissions (g/km) Fuel consumption (mpg) Price (OTR)
320i SE 184 199 7.9 143 (142) 153 (145) 42.8 (45.6) £28,830
328i SE 245 258 6.1 155 156 (149) 42.2 (44.1) £32,030
335i Modern 305 295 5.7 (5.4) 155 188 (178) 34.9 (36.7) £38,470
318d SE 143 236 9.7 (9.6) 130 119 (127) 62.8 (58.9) £29,910
320d SE 184 280 8.0 (7.9) 143 (140) 129 57.6 £31,310

Figures for automatic transmission in brackets where different from manual.

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  • Carcoat Damphands - 07/02/2013 13:15

    Building on the success of the 5 Series GT. Minty

  • Andrew - 07/02/2013 20:13

    GT without standard Sat Nav?? Genius.

  • Carcoat Damphands - 08/02/2013 11:24

    No, but I'm sure there will be a gazillion CAP codes for all the different combinations of Business and Professional Media models out there. BMW and Mini models now account for 20% of the new vehicles within CAP data. And for that reason, I'm out.

  • SI - 08/02/2013 12:00

    Please put us out of our misery and tell us who you are targeting this car to, the suspense is killing me. If not let me know who supplies the water fountains at BMW HQ and I shall follow it up, maybe the answer lies therein.

  • Carcoat Damphands - 19/02/2013 15:12

    192 different models! Why BMW, you are funny.

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