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Just days after our spy photographers managed to catch a glimpse of the coming 2017 5 Series GT, here’s a look at the BMW 3 Series GT LCI, spotted testing in public, and wearing very little camouflage.

As expected, the camo is limited to just the front and rear ends of the vehicle, suggesting that the 3 GT LCI may just adopt similar updates to the facelifted four-door sedan cousin. Specifically, it looks to us like an M Sport Line variant has been sighted here, sporting a similarly updated front bumper and new LED headlights to what we’ve seen on the 3 Series LCI itself.

Further developments are almost certain to show up around the rear of the vehicle as well, with a revised rear bumper, while almost visible through the camouflage are the new LED tail light designs similar to those featured on the new 3 Series.

As was the case with the new 3 Series sedan, the GT hatch is also expected to adopt a few interior tweaks, particularly surrounding an iDrive update, improved materials used, as well as a minor rework of the dash and centre console.

Similar powertrain improvements that were brought to the 3 Series sedan LCI are also expected to feature in the GT, with a new range of engines all derived from BMW’s latest modular, Euro 6-compliant family. At the top of that shelf, the 328i and the 335i GT variants are set to be replaced by new 330i and 340i GT designations, both offering higher power outputs than before, along with improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions.

Several reports suggest that a 330e GT plug-in hybrid variant could be on the cards, just as it was for the 3 Series sedan, but we’ll have to wait a little longer before a verdict is out on that idea. It is also reported that the new 3 GT is expected to make a public debut come the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

GALLERY: BMW 3 Series GT spyshots


GALLERY: Current F34 BMW 3 Series GT