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      10-22-2010, 11:50 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by Jake C View Post
If this M3 GT is built I do not see why BMW would not offer the 4dr M3. I would think the wheelbase would be the same,
Nope. See SCOTT's comments.

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front hood, front quarter panels, front doors, all the same.
Maybe, but not necessarily.

BMW has never built an M3 touring either, for example, so the mere fact that a given M vehicle could exist and share most of its parts with similar existing vehicles is not a good indicator of whether such a vehicle will actually be offered. As SCOTT hints above, it is more about what makes the best business case. For example, there would likely be some sales canibalization between an M3 GT and M3 sedan, and perhaps it would be just enough to hurt overall profitability and ruin the business case.
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