Two rumours are currently doing the rounds, and they are quite related. One is that BMW is preparing a 3 Series GT, which is similar in concept to the existing 5 Series GT. The other rumour is that this particular car is going to be launched this coming March at the 2012 Geneva International Motor Show.
A 3 Series GT is obviously a cross between a wagon and an SUV, something of a family crossover. It is said to feature similar loading space as the 5 GT (which isn’t saying much to be honest), but more legroom space. The main direct competitor in this regard will be the A5 Sportback range.
Engines will echo what we see in the new 3 Series sedan range, namely 2.0-litre turbo petrol and diesel, as well as the 3.0-litre turbo diesels and petrols. While a 330kW-plus M3/ M4 GT is theoretically possible, it cannot be guaranteed because the 5 GT has no M variant planned.