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BMW Serves Up X2 Concept, New Gran Turismo, i3 in Paris

Maker's X2 concept mixes urban flair with functionality.

by on Sep.29, 2016

BMW put its X2 Concept, where urban chic and functionality meet, on display at the Paris Motor Show.

BMW hit this year’s Paris Motor Show with a trio of vehicles aimed at showing that good things come in small packages: the Concept X2, 3 Series Gran Turismo and new i3 electric vehicle.

The Concept X2 is a compact concept aimed to offer a sporty, urban alternative to the German maker’s X line-up of utility vehicles, or as they call them SAVs: sport activity vehicles.

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It certainly does stand apart with large wheels but the familiar “two-box design” reminds that this is a “functional” vehicle, like its X siblings. (more…)

BMW Reveals 3-Series GT Hatchback

Carving out more white space.

by on Feb.07, 2013

BMW stretches the 3-Series with the addition of the new 3-Series Gran Turismo.

The BMW 3-Series has long been the industry benchmark for sporty compact sedans. But what to do if you’re looking for a little more practicality but don’t want to settle for an SUV or crossover?

The maker is working up what it thinks will be the answer: the new 3-Series Gran Turismo, a downsized version of its current 5-Series GT. A concept version will make its debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, alongside the Bavarian marque’s new M6 Gran Coupe and its Concept Active Tourer.

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With the 3-Series Gran Turismo Concept, what you see is very, very close to what you’ll soon be able to get. The more practical take on the 3-Series is about eight inches longer than the latest-generation wagon, with four inches more added to the wheelbase, and it stands about three inches higher.