2011 BMW 3 Series GT Confirmed; Set To Join 5 Series GT

Mike Stevens | Jul 3, 2009

WITH THE RECENTLY REVEALED 2010 BMW 5 Series GT set to hit showrooms early next year, BMW has confirmed plans to pull the same trick with the 3 Series, aiming for a 2011 launch of the BMW 3 Series GT.

As with its 5 Series sibling, the 3 Series GT, with styling based on the upcoming 2011 3 Series sedan, will adopt a raised ride height and seating position, with a two-tier rear hatch design likely to feature as well.

To capitalise on the GT image, BMW's designers will focus on creating a genuine coupe appearance, with short overhangs, pumped guards and alloy rims upwards of 19-inch in size.

The 2010 5 Series GT, due in Australia early next year.
The 2010 5 Series GT, due in Australia early next year.

The 2011 3 Series GT is expected to be offered with a range of six and four-cylinder engines, sending power to a choice of rear-wheel-drive and xDrive all-wheel-drive formats.

Speaking with British auto magazine AutoExpress, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said that the German manufacturer considers the upcoming 3 Series GT a "volume builder with which BMW can earn good money".

With the 5 Series GT likely to land in Australia early next year, the odds of the 3 Series GT joining its 5 Series sibling here would seem strong.

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  • dave says,
    6 years ago
    make them stop! The GT looks ugly
  • Jake02 says,
    6 years ago
    Why would you buy this when you could get the wagon?
  • Bavarian Missile says,
    6 years ago

    I said thisthe other day,BMW need to change their name from the Ultimate driving machine to,The Ultimate Marketing Machine .Too many fingers in the pie ,your becoming the Toyota of the luxury car market .
  • efoza says,
    6 years ago
    Best car ever. been driving it since it came out and have already done 23000 miles. its great. I may now get a second one just in case BMW runs out of them.