Now that the F30 3 series sedan has been released, testing continues on all the other F3x variants - the F32 coupe
, F31 touring
, and this F34 Gran Turismo (GT) model.
These photos provide the best look yet at the trunk, tailgate, and rear portions of the roofline. The 3 Series GT prototypes previously wore
heavy camouflage paneling concealing the true shape and styling of the trunk. The loss of the rear deck camo has shortened and tightened the car's size and proportions.
With its sleeker trunkline and frameless windows, the 3-series GT looks to be sleeker in shape than the 5-series GT and appears generally sportier in nature. The 3-series GT will offer a simple hatch function rather than the twin trunk arrangement on the 5er GT. Though we're not sure it will look any less clumsy than the 5 series GT.
The apperance of the 3 series GT will follow the 5 series GT in having some independent styling from the other 3 series variants. Besides the obvious differing elements (size, proportions, roofline, rear styling, etc.), we can see for the first time in these photos that the kidney grilles appear to be larger than the F30 3 series sedan - in the same way that the 5 series GT grilles are larger than the F10 5 series sedan.
Expect the 3 Series Gran Turismo to debut sometime in 2013 and in both gasoline and diesel models.
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