If you saw the spy photos, you knew what niche-chasing BMW had in store for us with the 2014 3 Series GT. Today's leaked PR shots just confirm the obvious: the unfortunate 5 Series GT formula has been ported to the bread-and-butter 3 Series, where it'll probably do better, sales-wise. That said, not even this one's gussied-up, M-accessorized (note the brake calipers and angry fascia) look can soften the blow that is a Crosstoured 335i.
Why bother in the age of the X1 and X3? BMW has demonstrated that if there's a niche to exploit (or create), it will do so. Hence, here we are. Yes, it'll be roomier inside and have the party-trick tailgate. And yes, is eleventy trillion times better-looking, now and forever.
More tomorrow when the full details are released.