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      02-23-2012, 05:29 PM   #37

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Has the 5GT really sold better than the 5 Touring did over a similar period in the US when it was available? I have to wonder about that. For it to be a meaningful comparison, you'd have to consider the period when the 5 wagon was new, not just before it was discontinued in favor of the GT.

Also, the fact is that BMW is committed to bringing the F31 3 series wagon to the US, so clearly there are enough sales to justify selling wagons here. I suspect BMW will sell the 5 wagon in the US again one day, though probably not the F11 generation.

As for other countries, specifically China, according to SCOTT that is where the GT is really selling.

Originally Posted by Jblack4083 View Post
Wagons look gross. GT > Wagon. America doesnt take well to wagons. They have a negative stigma as a soccer-mom / boring type of car. Americans like NEW (and not always practical, think X6) stuff.

Why do you think the 5GT has sold better than the 5Touring?

However, I dont know about any other countries
A gen-u-ine BMW eff-eight-zero with them tandem clutches in the transmission and that dad gum sun roof on the top-a da cawr.