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      10-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #164
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
So that would be:

F30 3 Series sedan
F31 3 Series touring
F34 3 Series GT

F32 4 Series coupe
F33 4 Series convertible
F35 4 Series Gran Coupe

F80 M3 sedan
F81 M3 touring (j/k not happening )
F82 M4 coupe
F83 M4 convertible
F85 M4 Gran Coupe

But what about the 3 Series Li for China? That makes eleven, no?
Yes but in BMW speak- The 3er Li stands with the Sedan as one variant - two wheelbases. So it is classified as one model.

As for the Touring models. It is not well known that BMW were not expecting the M5 Touring to match the sedan in sales. It was conceived as purely the businessman's weekend toy for when he goes Golfing , takes rubbish to the recycling center or buys furniture etc... But fast. It was about implementing a model quickly in the advance of the Powerful SUV's from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. X5M and X6M did not exist at this point.

It is a wait and see process but the stop-gap for European customers will be
the M550d Touring.

But new M boss is a fan of fast wagons so dont give up hope yet.
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