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      12-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #23
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Wtf is up with this side scoop. It's such an eye sore.
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At least the 5 doesn't have that ugly auto-zone stick on side fender vent thingy. But I do like the front end on the 3GT better then the regular 3.
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      12-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #25
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The Hofmeister Kink is still very much there.
Yes, but the Knick is missing... many people don't know about the less popular Hofmeister Knick.
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i personally like it
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      12-03-2012, 05:45 PM   #27
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They both look horrible.
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      12-03-2012, 05:50 PM   #28
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I'm going to riot if they send an N55 powered 3er GT to the states...

Touring FTW!
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      12-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #29
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I happened to test drive a 5GT this summer, it's a nice car, good view because of the seat height, and pretty good driving feels for a car in this dimension, which probably has more things to do with the smoothness of the engine and gearbox. oh, and the steering wheel size is funny compared to the size of the car, not in a bad way though, but you know.. funny...

Not bad to drive in city and cruise on highway considering you're getting a chassis from 7 series, with a price tag of a 5.

But I saw the reality When I did a U-turn, physically it's still a big wobbly car. The same driving experience might hold true for the 3GT.
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      12-03-2012, 06:11 PM   #30
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Well to make a point to this tread the 3 GT works visually better than the 5er...
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I'm going to riot if they send an N55 powered 3er GT to the states...

Touring FTW!
That would stink. I'd love to see a 335i Touring, or even the F11 535i touring before the GT.

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Well to make a point to this tread the 3 GT works visually better than the 5er...
Agreed. I don't dislike the 3GT as much as the 5GT.

I still think the overall styling is poorly executed in the rear of the car though.
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At least now I know where all the GM engineers went during the bankruptcy reorganization.
Genius!

Can't stand these GT's, or that stupid Pep-Boys stick on vent. WHAT THE HELL WERE BMW THINKING WITH THAT??
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      12-03-2012, 06:29 PM   #33
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Pretty amazing how BMW could look this ugly.
They will have to pay me to drive one.
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      12-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #34
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Ugly. But better looking than old 1 series which was ugly and weird.
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      12-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #35
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These BMW GT's are the German equivalent of the Pontiac Aztek.
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3er or 5er, the GT is still a solution looking for a problem. What was wrong with a traditional touring? Better lines and more space than these ugly little misfits.
Depends on whether you want more space for the junk in the back (the tourer), or more space for people in the backseat (the GT).
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I dont know what BMW's strategy is, but they wont be tricking me into buying one. Not a fan of this design at all.
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Yes, but the Knick is missing... many people don't know about the less popular Hofmeister Knick.
What? I thought Hofmeister Knick is just Hofmeister Kink in German.
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These BMW GT's are the German equivalent of the Pontiac Aztek.
A more accurate statement has not been posted.
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I have been in the back seat of a 5 GT. It is so large that the car is suitable for a chauffeur, if you can afford one.
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I'm not a fan of either GTs...but can see useful applications. In Sydney, I've seen a 5erGT Hire Car (TownCar/Limousine in US speak) which is not a bad alternative to 7er for extra luggage & interior space.

I wonder what sales numbers were for the 5er GT (forecast vs actual).
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At least the 5 doesn't have that ugly auto-zone stick on side fender vent thingy. But I do like the front end on the 3GT better then the regular 3.
I agree! Front end looks so much better than the 3 series sedan. and the whole car looks so much better than the 5er GT except for the side vents. Why why why... why would bmw messed up a nice design just because of the side vents...
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I was hoping for a more Sabb 9-5 hatchbackish look.

It looks quite large, is it based on the 3er li they sell in China?
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