There have been rumours going around about the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. At the moment, it does look like we won’t be seeing its next gen model in the coming years. Oh yes, we find it hard to believe too as BMW had come up with a revamped, all-new 3 Series G20 last June. But according to some reports, the GT is about to be phased out after the newest model goes out on sale.
This is probably because of the 4-Series Gran Coupe, which offers the same space and practicality altogether. Besides, if you have to put these two side by side, the 3 Series GT would turn out to be the less popular choice even if both practically look the same.
But then when it comes to the replacement of the current F30 model (or the G20), we probably have to wait until 2018 to see what the Bavarian marque has to offer. The new 4-Series Coupe’s debut meanwhile will likely soon follow after the 3-Series is launched.
By all means, BMW will still go along with the next generation 3 Series. Unfortunately, it won’t have the GT in the lineup. One thing’s for sure, it will have a new design that’s very different from the one we have right now. Perhaps there will be shapelier surfaces and a longer wheelbase of about 2.75 inches long.
On the other hand, the 4 Series will still be offered in coupe and convertible models. Given the same well-proportioned and sporty design, the 3 Series GT has always been part of the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series family. But we can’t deny that the 4 Series Gran Coupe is more attractive. In fact, this additional two-door hatchback model is more affordable.
In the meantime, we’ll just wait for more updates. That also means we have to wait until the new 3 Series is officially released (as we said earlier). At least for now, we have the likes of the 4 Series Gran Turismo as our next option before we wave our final goodbye to the 3 Series GT. It is no secret that the 3 Series hatchback is not as saleable as the other BMW 3 and 4 Series models to begin with. So if ever the rumours were true, it only makes sense that BMW has finally decided to phase out the unit.
All in all, it is very likely that BMW will narrow down the next generation 3-Series lineup to make things a little less complicated. After all, if you already have the 4 Series Gran Coupe, you wouldn’t want anything less, isn’t that right?