F34 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo to Debut at 2013 Geneva Show
This more practical mix between a sedan and a liftback was expected in Paris, but of course it didn’t show. Now, German publication Bimmer Today says it will be shown in Geneva next March, with sales in July 2013. Now that’s more believable!
The 3-Series Gran Turismo will use the platform from the long wheelbase 3-Series sold in China. The key difference being that the GT will have a sloped backside and a large hatch opening for the boot.
The complete range of engines and drivetrains should be transfered from the F30 3-Series to the GT, and there’s even talk of a new ActiveHybrid with a 2.0-liter instead of the usual 3.0-liter from the 335i. Rumors suggest the N55 six-cylinder engine (335i engine) will also be replaced, though we don’t have any details yet.