BMW 3-Series GT loses some of its camo

2013 BMW 3-Series GT spy photo 02.10.2012 / Automedia
2013 BMW 3-Series GT spy photo 02.10.2012 / Automedia

Due in 2013.

BMW is working hard on a more practical version of the 3-Series as these images show the GT variant while undergoing some testing. As we have already seen on the 5-Series GT, its smaller counterpart will adopt a similar raised seating position and ride height, along with a two-tier rear hatch design. Under the hood it is expected to get 4- and 6-cylinder engines, and it will be offered in RWD and xDrive AWD flavors.

As a reminder, two years ago BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer mentioned that the reason why the 3-Series needs a more practical variant is because it’s “considered a volume builder with which we can earn good money.” However, judging by the poor sales numbers of the 5-Series GT, we can only assume that the smaller 3-Series GT won’t be a blockbuster hit, mostly because of its design.

The BMW 3-Series GT will be launched next year.

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NYyanks NYyanks
Oh no, don't "GT" These Bimmers....
Oct 3rd, 2012 4:41pm
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dayday dayday
People Really should realize that the 5GT is massively popular in Asia. It sells as much as 7 series. BMW don't just build cars for Western countries.
Oct 3rd, 2012 3:11pm
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SainUK SainUK
I'll reserve judgement when all of the camo comes off
Oct 3rd, 2012 2:40pm
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velsatis velsatis
argh, please put the camo back on. Facepalm
Oct 3rd, 2012 11:32am
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javol javol
Ugly, a little 5GT sister...
Oct 3rd, 2012 2:25am
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Nice camo for Mazda 3
Oct 2nd, 2012 11:46pm
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peterjames7 peterjames7
Ooooh had hopes for this but seems no lessons were learnt from ths terrible selling 5gt
Oct 2nd, 2012 10:48pm
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tazcubed tazcubed
Little brother gets big brother's UGLY genes...a design that defies logic given the 5GT.
Oct 2nd, 2012 9:41pm
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I am interested. But unfortunately, they won't build me a manual RWD version for North America.
Oct 2nd, 2012 7:41pm
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