The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo debuts at Geneva Motor Show
Munich - The new BMW 3
Series Gran Turismo adds an innovative new concept to the successful BMW
3 Series line-up. The third body variant in the current model family
combines the Sedan’s dynamic, sporting genes with the practicality and
versatility of the Touring, qualities which are backed up by a palpable
increase in space and driving comfort. The Gran Turismo exudes aesthetic
and emotional appeal, boasts a distinctive presence on the road and
offers similarly pronounced driving pleasure. All of which allows the
new Gran Turismo to make a compelling case for itself as both an elegant
business carriage and a dynamic, comfortable tourer.
Typical BMW proportions, four doors with
frameless windows, a coupe-style, gently downward-sloping roofline and a
large, automatically opening and closing tailgate define the distinctive
exterior character of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. An active rear
spoiler – the first of its type on a BMW – provides visual lightness and
reduces lift at touring speeds. The new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is 200
millimetres longer in total than the BMW 3 Series Touring, comes with a
110-millimetre longer wheelbase and stands 81 millimetres taller.
However, the clever use of proportions,
surfaces and lines ensures that the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is
immediately recognisable as a member of the new BMW 3 Series range.
Generous interior dimensions allow the
passengers in every seat of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo to sit back
and enjoy an impressive feeling of space and unbeatable freedom of
movement. The front and rear passengers all benefit from a seating
position raised by 59 millimetres, which provides an outstanding view
out and makes entry and exit significantly more comfortable. Plus, the
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo also offers extra headroom.
The increase in space will be particularly
noticeable in the rear compartment, where a full 70 millimetres of
additional legroom over the Sedan and Touring – giving luxury-car levels
of spaciousness – is there to be enjoyed. The cocooning nature of the
interior, complemented by its design forms, colour scheme and materials,
creates a lounge-style ambience which allows passengers to enjoy short
trips and long journeys alike in relaxed comfort.