The 2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

Auto | | February 11, 2013, 6:51 pm
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The BMW 5 Series GT's baby brother, the 3 Series GT 2014 has been unveiled.

The BMW 5 Series GT's baby brother, the 3 Series GT 2014 has been unveiled.

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Showcased just before its Chicago Auto Show 2013 debut, the new 3 Series is 200mm longer than the sedan version while standing taller by 81mm and having a 110mm longer wheelbase.

Showcased just before its Chicago Auto Show 2013 debut, the new 3 Series is 200mm longer than the sedan version while standing taller by 81mm and having a 110mm longer wheelbase.

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All this translates to a higher seating position (59mm) for the front and rear passengers as also additional leg room (70mm) than the sedan.

All this translates to a higher seating position (59mm) for the front and rear passengers as also additional leg room (70mm) than the sedan.

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The Gran Turismo also has an equally impressive 520 litres of boot space, up by 25 litres from the 3 Series.

The Gran Turismo also has an equally impressive 520 litres of boot space, up by 25 litres from the 3 Series.

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While immediately identifiable as an iteration of the 3 Series, the Gran Turismo adds its own elements like an integrated active spoiler at the rear and an M Sport package, which give it some sort of visual identity.

While immediately identifiable as an iteration of the 3 Series, the Gran Turismo adds its own elements like an integrated active spoiler at the rear and an M Sport package, which give it some sort of visual identity.

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All this promises to make the 3 Series GT a good tourer sedan.

All this promises to make the 3 Series GT a good tourer sedan.

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As far as engines are concerned, the 3 GT comes with a choice of 4-cylinder 245PS 328i and the 6-cylinder 300PS 335i. Both the engines are mated to 8-speed automatic transmissions.

As far as engines are concerned, the 3 GT comes with a choice of 4-cylinder 245PS 328i and the 6-cylinder 300PS 335i. Both the engines are mated to 8-speed automatic transmissions.

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The 3 Series Gran Turismo will be in North American showrooms by the end of this year.

The 3 Series Gran Turismo will be in North American showrooms by the end of this year.