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WHATIS IT? BMW3 Se­ries GT WHYTHE FUSS? Be­cause of a new body style for BMW’s foun­da­tion model

WHEN’S IT HERE? Early 2013 HOW­MUCH? About $70,000 THE first re­ally ad­ven­tur­ous new take on theBMW3 Se­ries is now be­ing read­ied in Ger­many. This is the GT and, as the name sug­gests, it takes a sim­i­lar ap­proach to the 5 Se­ries GT that’s al­ready sold in Aus­tralia from just over $150,000.

The new 3 Se­ries is ex­pected to have a raised seat­ing po­si­tion and ride height like the 5 and will also have a smaller take on its two-tier rear hatch de­sign, as de­sign drives the shape and func­tion. The 3 GT is ex­pected to come with both rear and BMW’s all-wheel drive, with a range of petrol and diesel en­gines.

How­ever, the car is too far away from its ar­rival in Aussie show­rooms to be cer­tain.

Even so, this Carparazzi pic­ture con­firms BMW’s plans — and points to a likely pre­view at the Frank­furt mo­tor show in Septem­ber.

SPY PIC BMW 3 Se­ries GT

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