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For In many ways, the GT is more practical than a 3 Series Touring, and it doesn't cost that much more to buy.

Against It isn't much cheaper than a 5 Series Touring, which is both bigger and classier inside. Other versions of the 3 Series are better to drive.

BMW 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) Hatchback
44 5stars

A surprisingly practical take on the 3 Series, which merits consideration if you don’t like the idea of a traditional estate

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There are 31 BMW 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) versions available

Hatchback 320i SE 5dr £29,205 TBA
Hatchback 320i Modern 5dr £30,205 TBA
Hatchback 320i Sport 5dr £30,205 TBA
Hatchback 318d SE 5dr £30,575
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 320i xDrive SE 5dr £30,705 TBA
Hatchback 320i Luxury 5dr £31,205 TBA
Hatchback 320i M Sport 5dr £31,455 TBA
Hatchback 318d Modern 5dr £31,575
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 318d Sport 5dr £31,575
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 320d SE 5dr £31,675
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 320i xDrive Modern 5dr £31,705 TBA
Hatchback 320i xDrive Sport 5dr £31,705 TBA
Hatchback 328i SE 5dr £32,405 TBA
Hatchback 318d Luxury 5dr £32,575
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 320d Modern 5dr £32,675
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 320d Sport 5dr £32,675
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 320i xDrive Luxury 5dr £32,705 TBA
Hatchback 318d M Sport 5dr £32,825
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 320i xDrive M Sport 5dr £33,065 TBA
Hatchback 328i Modern 5dr £33,405 TBA
Hatchback 328i Sport 5dr £33,405 TBA
Hatchback 325d SE 5dr £33,605 TBA
Hatchback 320d Luxury 5dr £33,675
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 320d M Sport 5dr £34,055
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Hatchback 328i Luxury 5dr £34,405 TBA
Hatchback 325d Modern 5dr £34,605 TBA
Hatchback 328i M Sport 5dr £34,655 TBA
Hatchback 325d Luxury 5dr £35,605 TBA
Hatchback 325d M Sport 5dr £35,855 TBA
Hatchback 335i Luxury 5dr £39,860
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 335i M Sport 5dr £40,110
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

There's no doubt the GT has some big practicality advantages over the 3 Series Touring, not to mention rivals from other manufacturers, such as the Audi A5 Sportback.

True, the GT isn't as sharp to drive as either of those cars, but it's a comfortable cruiser that comes with more standard equipment, helping to offset that higher price.

However, BMW's pricing structure in the UK means the 320d model (predicted to be the biggest seller) costs only slightly less than an equivalent 520d Touring, which has just as much interior space and a much bigger boot. The 5 Series is just as economical as the GT and has a classier cabin, too.

For many buyers the 5 Touring is a better buy, then, but if you fancy something a little more distinct from a traditional estate, the new 3 Series Gran Turismo has plenty going for it.

Reader test team says:

BMW 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) Hatchback 318d Sport 5dr

For the record, my car is a 320d GT M-Sport, with the sports auto box, adaptive M suspension, riding on the 19'' wheels and with the sport plus…

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