Report - BMW India to launch 3 Series GT at 2014 Auto Expo?

20/09/2013 - 09:54 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show this March, the BMW 3 Series GT had its world premiere and European deliveries have also commenced since. Autocar India now reports that BMW India could launch the 3 Series GT at the 2014 Auto Expo in February next year.

BMW 3 series GT geneva motor show live front
BMW 3 series GT had its world premiere at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March this year.

BMW positions their 'GT' range of cars in a rather unique way. They say that the GTs offer the interior space and boot capacity of an SUV, the styling of a coupe and the driving dynamics of a sedan.

For example, the 3 GT is 200mm longer, 19mm wider and 79mm taller than the 3 Series sedan. The 110mm of extra wheelbase in the GT ensures that rear seat passengers get 5 Series like legroom and space. Even the boot, which can accommodate 1,600 liters of your stuff (with rear seats folded) is much larger than that of the 3 sedan.

BMW 3 series GT geneva motor show live rear quarter
Space of an SUV, design of a coupe and driving dynamics of a sedan is what the 'GT' encompasses.

The 3 GT if launched, will be imported as a CBU. Pricing is expected north of INR 45 lakhs and it is highly likely that only diesel models would be offered.

BMW already sells the 5 Series GT in India. However, sales of the 5 GT are nowhere near that of the 5 Series, or even the 7 Series for that matter. Given that the 5 GT uses a chopped platform of the 7 Series, the car is already overpriced in international markets. Being imported into India as a CBU, the added taxes ensure that prices are above INR 82 lakhs!

BMW 3 Series GT Image Gallery

[Source - Autocar India]

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