You'll have to forgive us for not being sure about the authenticity of this purportedly official image, showing the all-new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo or GT for short and which popped up online on a French forum today.
While the actual 3 GT may look more or less like the car featured here, the reason why we have some doubts about the picture is the soft shading on the M Sport style bumper, and the reflections on the hood and the roof that don't match the background, which itself, looks doctored. Of course, we could be wrong…
You can take a closer looks at the image that follows and tell us what you think.
With the GT model, BMW is venturing into new an area of the premium segment offering a 3-Series with a slightly longer wheelbase (or so we've heard) and a more practical liftback body style to appeal to family car buyers.
It is expected that the 3-Series GT will be equipped with a two-piece tailgate similar to that used on the larger 5-Series GT. Naturally, the engine range will be shared with the rest of the 3-Series range.
Story References: Forumpro