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The German automaker BMW has confirmed that the next generation of their entry level 3-Series will also get a GT version to follow the current 5-Series GT . The new model is officialy set to be unveiled in 2011. The new 3-Series GT will be placed between 3 and 5-Series models set to compete with models like the Audi A4 Avant. According to BMW BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer: "We haven’t cancelled the crossover of the 3 Series, as it is considered a volume builder with which we can earn good money."

Sized somewhere between an SUV and an avant, the future BMW GT will be 15 inches longer than the standard model and offer the added bonus of more headroom due to the shooting brake layout. The four-door coupe designed body will combine a set of raised, sliding rear seats with a high lifting tailgate that should make accessing the larger cargo area very trouble-free. The design will be inspired by both the CS Concept and the 5-Series GT.

The 3 Series GT will have a unique two-stage tailgate, giving owners the option of opening just a small part of the trunk or the complete tailgate (including the rear window) if more space is desired. The vehicle will be offered in both four and five seater versions, and under the hood BMW will incorporate a wide range of turbo and diesel engines.

Source: Inside Line

Like its bigger brother, BMW’s 3-Series sedan will receive the fastback treatment just like 5-Series GT . Top Speed originally reported that the 3-Series GT wouldn’t see the light of day before 2013, but new information is saying that it will arrive much earlier than that. Set to be unveiled sometime in 2011, the GT will slot in nicely in between the always popular 3-Series sedan and utilitarian wagon.

Sized somewhere between an SUV and an avant, the future BMW GT will be 15 inches longer than the standard model and offer the added bonus of more headroom due to the shooting brake layout. The four-door coupe designed body will combine a set of raised, sliding rear seats with a high lifting tailgate that should make accessing the larger cargo area very trouble-free. The design will be inspired by both the CS Concept and the 5-Series GT.

Source: AutoExpress

The German luxury car builder, BMW, has just released their first video of the new 5-Series GT showing the cars capabilities on the street. The new Bimmer GT will go on sale June 23rd in Europe, starting at around 58,000 euro, for the 43.5 MPG 3.0 Liter diesel version, and will go all the way up to 84,500 Euro for the top of the line 550i GT with its TwinPower turbocharged V8 making over 400 HP.

Source: Autoblog.it

Top Speed recently showed you some images of the production version of BMW’s latest sports activity vehicle, the 2010 5 Series Gran Turismo. With this all new offering, the German automaker is grabbing a firmer hold on a segment of the market that they created, the luxury performance SUV.

The new 5 Series GT offers the style of a fastback while offering the roominess of an SUV. The GT SAV will be powered by a duo of gasoline engines and a rather efficient turbo diesel version. The entry level 535i Gran Turismo comes with a first for BMW, a TwinPower Turbo, High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC straight six making 306 HP.
The high performance 550i GT comes with a V8 TwinPower Turbo engine producing a maximum output of 407 HP.

The alternatively fueled BMW 530d Gran Turismo, comes with a 245 HP all aluminum six cylinder diesel featuring the latest generation common-rail direct fuel injection. Like the rest of the lineup, the 530 takes advantage of its eight speed transmission to get an impressive 43.5 MPG.

Full details in the press release after the jump.

The German luxury car maker BMW is preparing a high performance crossover based on their 5 Series platform. Despite the company’s best attempts, the first official images have leaked onto the web, major thanks to the French Magazine.

The production version will be based very closely on the concept car that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The only differences that we can spot are the restyled side view mirrors and the split five spoke rims.

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BMW will unveil the production versions of their X1 crossover and 5-Series GT performance machine at the BMW Plant in Leipzig, Germany on June 23rd. Although most of the press materials for the 5 Series GT is already widely available, the car is awaiting an official debut.

The X1 CUV has most recently made a public appearance for a photo shoot . From what we could see, the production version is faithful to the concept from back in 2007.

Source: BMW Blog

Rumors about the production version of the BMW CS Concept unveiled this year at the Shanghai Auto Show have been circulated for quite a while now. But now those rumors has been officially confirmed by BMW: the Gran Turismo will be made under the leadership of Gerhard Richter.


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