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Old 6th February 2013, 17:56   #1
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Default BMW 3GT - Leaked!

As in all yet to be revealed BMWs off late, the younger sibling of the 5GT, the 3GT has also been leaked ahead of its official unveil.

Makes me wonder if BMW is intentionally "leaking" the pictures to create the hype

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The more practical (yet less attractive) version of the 3-Series is about to make its official debut and most likely will be presented at next month's Geneva show. Continuing the trend started with the 5-Series GT, the smaller 3-Series GT will use the same engine as the regular 3-Series and will be available with both RWD and xDrive AWD systems.
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Leaked ? I doubt too

Heres the official pdf with the specs, engine offerings etc;

BMW_3_Series_Gran_Turismo_PR.pdf
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Boy, is the rear ugly! Just wondering how adding a hatchback makes a car a GT. Thanks, but I'll take the regular, proportionate sedan instead.

Good news for India is that, this car might probably never make it here
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Even though i don't like the looks of the 5 GT or this 3 GT either, i will say that the rear seat feels a TON roomier because of the design.

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Personal opinion - I don't like the 3GT. And I don't think the backside is ugly, it is simply indistinguishable from all the run-of-the-mill large hatchbacks (or notchbacks) that sell in good numbers in Europe like the Ford Mondeo, Opel Insignia, Skoda Octavia, etc etc.

3GT this does not make a case for itself as a style statement (unlike 5GT) and so, why make it in the first place?

If I was in the market for a 3-series and I wanted load carrying capability, I would simply buy the estate version instead of the saloon. Estate versions of the 3-series have been around since the 1980's and are quite popular too!
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Infact the 3GT is launched at the Chicago Auto Show, will be available Summer in US

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Even though i don't like the looks of the 5 GT or this 3 GT either, i will say that the rear seat feels a TON roomier because of the design.

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Yes the Gran Turismo is 7.9 inches longer than the 3 Series Sport Wagon and a full 3.2 inches taller.
The GT also throws in 4.3 inches of extra wheelbase compared to the wagon, which translates into 2.3 inches of extra rear legroom.
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3 GT's commercial is out;



Specs / Corporate ppt;



Product Data Video;

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+1 to that. A car should either be a regular sedan with a trunk or a proper wagon (or shooting brake) with a proper hatch. These hideous freaking crossovers are eyesores and manufacturers that know better (like BMW) need to stop.
There's a few 5GTs in Bombay and every time I see one of them I have to fight the urge to throw up.

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Boy, is the rear ugly! Just wondering how adding a hatchback makes a car a GT. Thanks, but I'll take the regular, proportionate sedan instead.

Good news for India is that, this car might probably never make it here
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I can forgive the current 5GT as an aberration - apparently planned as a competition to Merc R, got confused in between and ended up in its current form. Now they are repeating the confused design with the 3GT.

And I don't understand the need for this so called GT variant, especially when they have the decent looking 3/5 tourer in their stable.
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Pictured above;

Silver (F34), Blue (F30), Red (F31)

IMO the reason behind making this car could be that the already existing BMW range (similar car/s) like;

X1 - It is smaller, older design/chassis, missing features
F31 (3'er Wagon) - Less rear legroom, less rear boot/cargo volume (for people that need more practicality but don't want to compromise the driving experience)
X3 - Drives like a SUV, not a car. (Less on space though, i.e. rear seat)

F34 (3 GT);

- Increased Rear legroom than F31 & X3
- Some people may prefer higher seating position of 3 GT but not as high as the X3
- Cargo capacity (yes, it's 60 liters more with seats down, and significantly more area to put flat things on)

So what the F34 does is creating another niche between the F31 and the X3. That's the niche of the niche.


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PS : Also somehow IMO this is a better looker than the 5 GT

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Never really understood why BMW bother with the 5GT and now they seem to be answering a question that no one asked with the 3GT... Another confused transvestite at best!!

On a serious note, why not invest in station wagon variants (engine/trim specs) instead!!
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Does the uttery disappointing sales of the 5GT tell you something?

Anyways, the 3GT looks more like a 3 series fastback. Barely any height increase. Instead they could've done something on the lines of the Audi A6 All Road

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Utterly hideous car. And I've got to say, a very lazy design approach. Audi's sportbacks look like super-models in comparison.
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The official design and product substance video from BMW;

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