The most sought-after model at the BMW stand of the ongoing 2013 Geneva Motor Show is arguably the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo. This series is bigger than the ‘regular’ 3-series range of the German carmaker, with generous interior dimensions allowing passengers in every seat to enjoy a better feeling of space and freedom of movement. Measuring 4,824 mm in length, 1,489 mm in height, 1,828 mm in width and with a wheelbase of 2,920 mm, the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is in fact notably larger than both the Sedan and Sports Wagon variants of the current 3 Series range
Front and rear passengers all benefit from a seating position that is 59 mm higher than the sedans, which provides outstanding visibility and makes entry and exit significantly more comfortable. The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo also offers extra headroom, while the rear seat passengers will enjoy 70 mm of additional legroom over the Sedan and Sports Wagon versions.
The luggage compartment also reflects the car’s increased dimensions: with 520 liters of trunk space, it outstrips that of the BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon by no less than 25 liters. Practical features such as tie-down points, multifunction hooks and an underfloor storage compartment make it even more convenient to use, while the LED strips that illuminate the cargo area emphasize the premium quality of the car.
The passenger compartment of the new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo fits the same template as the already known 3-Series Sedan and Sports Wagon. The engine line up and coutless list of technologic trickery are also basically the same. Pricing will be announced this summer, next to the car’s arrival in the BMW dealerships around the world.