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Behold the 2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo
. BMW unveiled the new five door just ahead of the machine's debut at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show
, complete with a raft of photos. US buyers will be able to get their hands on both 328i and 335i incarnations of the hatchback beginning this summer. Despite its proportions, the Gran Turismo is a whopping 7.9 inches longer than the 3 Series Sport Wagon and a full 3.2 inches taller. The GT also throws in 4.3 inches of extra wheelbase compared to the wagon, which translates into 2.3 inches of extra rear legroom.
Of course, the liftback design also means there's 18.3 cubic feet of cargo area out back, which bests the wagon by one cube. Designers integrated the company's first active spoiler to improve aerodynamics, and an M Sport package (seen here) helps give the machine a more purposeful look. As with its four-door siblings, the 328i Gran Turismo benefits from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, 335i buyers can look forward to finding a 300 horsepower 3.0-liter, turbocharged inline six cylinder engine with 300 lb-ft of torque.
Perhaps the real question in light of slow sales for its big-brother 5 Series Gran Turismo
brother is.... will it sell? Check out the massive gallery above and full press release below
for more information, then feel free to hazard a guess as to its chances for success in Comments.Continue reading 2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has arrived, don't call it a wagon
2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has arrived, don't call it a wagon
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