Following in the footsteps of its big brother, the 5 Series GT, the 3 Series GT has added a third body style option to a car range that until now has only comprised a saloon and an estate, or touring model.
If you get a tape measure out you’ll find that the new GT is 200mm longer even than the 3 Series Touring, despite looking more like a sort of inflated hatchback.
It’s only 75mm shorter than a 5 Series. Most of that length is hidden in the wheelbase with a 110mm increase, but there’s no hiding the extra 90mm that has slotted into the rear overhang. It, along with an 81mm overall height increase, gives the GT a visual balance weighted heavily towards the rear — a matter of taste but usually a trait of prestige cars.
This clip shows the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo including driving scenes.