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      10-21-2010, 12:29 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Next Generation M3 Gran Turismo GT Rumor (instead of F30 M3 sedan)

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Just got my latest copy of Roundel and there is a rumor that BMW will produce an M3 GT in place of the sedan when F3X model comes out. Not sure why BMW thinks that a mini X6M will sell better than a sedan if M3 sedan sales are so disappointing. That would signal to me that most M3 buyers are not necessarily looking for more practicality.
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      10-21-2010, 12:39 PM   #2
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M3 hatchback/wagon?
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      10-21-2010, 12:48 PM   #3
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hopefully that will just remain a rumor. i like my sedan and hope they continue it, though i know its not likely...
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      10-21-2010, 01:23 PM   #4
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wtf is bmw doing
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      10-21-2010, 01:30 PM   #5
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wtf is bmw doing
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This getting ridiculous. Hello... BMW WTF

I hope this just a rumor.
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      10-21-2010, 01:43 PM   #6
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i highly doubt this will actually happen
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      10-21-2010, 01:44 PM   #7
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I would pimp an m3 wagon for sure...

I despise the 5er GT so much though, that if they name it GT, I probably wouldn't consider it.

I have a wagon fetish...
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      10-21-2010, 01:58 PM   #8
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      10-21-2010, 02:04 PM   #9
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Why buy the 5gt over an X6 or X5? Why buy an M3Gt over the X3M? Everyone has their preferences but I suspect this would appeal to an even smaller audience than the sedan.
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that red rendition looked a little too much like a charger..
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      10-21-2010, 02:17 PM   #12
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I'd rock one... not that one, but the idea of one makes sense. Probably won't sell very well in the states tho. I love me some Layer Cake.
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Mr. Segler(sp?) has to GO AWAY ASAP!!!
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lol noob renderer didn't even put the hofmeister kink in
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Why not?

The 3er GT will showcase lessons learned with the 5er GT.
3er GT is much lower and sleeker than the 5er GT.
The brief for the 3er follows the same as the 5er GT travelling in style but add the word (fast!) for the 3er.

Customers for the 3er GT are entirely different from the 5er GT, especially with the car being a 3er in which the customer expects the best Premium entry Sports sedan when they get behind the wheel of a 3er.

The front end is something similar to this except the GT bloodline allows the headlights to follow the form of the 5er GT and turn upwards at the corners. but the overall shape is more flatter and angular like the rendering.
The car has a high belt line which completely wraps around the car , like the second illustration this allows the roof to be lower and sleeker.

The 3er GT is coming due to the response of the 5er GT which has sold over 20,000 units since it's introduction late last year, highly significant for a low volume premium product. In the US. The 5er GT has already eclipsed over two-years Combined sales of the 5er Touring since it's North American introduction earlier this year.
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^, WOW amazing design! Very aggressive and sporty
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Come on, the GT may look good. I trust BMW.
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My question is why does BMW want so badly to become the "We Fit Everywhere" OMG

Mini
1 Series
1M
3 Series
M3
X3
X4
5 Series
5GT
M5
X5
X5M
6 Series
M6
X6
X6M
7 Series

How many have I missed? Let's add more!?

0 Series
3GT
X4


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      10-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #20
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Dump the 3er GT idea as a replacement for a M3 sedan.

How about designing an M3 Gran Coupe? That will get BMW sales fired up!
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What was ever wrong with the M3 sedan? making an M3 a waggon is totally gay Where do i sign up to start designing cars for BMW?
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Quote:
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My question is why does BMW want so badly to become the "We Fit Everywhere" OMG

Mini
1 Series
1M
3 Series
M3
X3
X4
5 Series
5GT
M5
X5
X5M
6 Series
M6
X6
X6M
7 Series

How many have I missed? Let's add more!?

0 Series
3GT
X4


Add:
X3M
X4M
Gran Coupe
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