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      02-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Now that we've posted the F34 3 Series GT (Gran Turismo) official photos and info, here's a look at how the GT compares against its smaller and older brothers - the F30 Sedan and F31 Touring, physically and visually.

The GT's physical stats are:
  • 200 mm (7.87 in.) longer than 3 Series sedan and touring
  • 180mm (7.08 in.) longer wheelbase than 3 Series sedan and touring
  • 81mm (3.18 in.) taller than 3 Series sedan and touring
  • 17mm (0.66 in.) wider (without mirrors) than 3 Series sedan and touring
  • 1,715 kg / 3,780 lb (335i - unladen EU)
  • 1,645 kg / 3,626 lb (328i - unladen EU)
  • 1,615 kg / 3,560 lb (320i - unladen EU)
  • 335i GT is 130kg (286 pounds) heavier than 335i sedan (unladen EU)
  • 328i GT is 140kg (308 pounds) heavier than 328i sedan (unladen EU)
  • 328i GT is 70kg (154 pounds) heavier than 328i touring (unladen EU)

Comparison photos: F34 GT / F30 Sedan / F31 Touring:

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      02-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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Touring has the best proportions hands down.
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      02-06-2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Still prefer the sedan.
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Still prefer the sedan.
+1. Although the GT looks pretty sick with the M-Sport bumper.
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Still prefer the sedan.
Sedan all the way for me, especially M-Sport. The GT and the wagon look like TURDS.
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      02-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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sedan...obviously
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      02-06-2013, 04:01 PM   #7
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The GT looks like a Renault 20. I hate it.

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Maybe I am among the minorities here, but to me the 3GT looks way more exciting and sophisticated than both the sedan and touring. IMHO, cars such as F32 Gran Coupe and F34 Gran Tourism will slowly take the positions of normal sedan and touring as the latter two looks dated and plain in comparison.

Just my thoughts, please don't hate.
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I wish the sedan had the front end (read: lights) of the GT so that it doesn't look so squished. Otherwise the GT is still ugly and the sedan looks the best
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It look awesome!
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Touring has the best proportions hands down.
+1 for wagon love
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      02-06-2013, 04:38 PM   #13
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This is a question that should not have to be asked.
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18.4 cubic feet of trunk space. All this weight gain for what?
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I'll stick with the sedan.
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The GT was hideous the first time I saw it. Now that my mind and eyes have had time to get used to it... it's still hideous.
People, please stop buying these things. If nobody bought them, they would go back to selling wagons. It never ceases to amaze me how many people who drive an SUV say they would never drive a wagon. Idiots. The differences between an suv and a wagon: SUV is heavier, higher center of gravity, lousy handling, longer braking distance, worse gas mileage, all for the privilege of having the exact same amount of interior room. If they sold a 5 series all wheel drive touring, why would I choose an x5 over that. What advantages would it have? Same with a 3 series wagon vs. x3. I'm probably going to trade in my pickup next winter for an x5 to be my winter beater, but if they sold the touring here, that would be my choice. A few simple things can really make a touring look sharp. Subtle lowering, slightly wider wheels and tires, and window tint and you've got a nice looking ride. Better looking than an SUV.
GT is not even in my discussion 'cause I wouldn't park one in my driveway if it was given to me for free.
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The more I look at it the more I like it! Really love that X6 like roofline in the profile shot.
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but the touring just makes so much more sense... and looks better. And what are those black boomerang things on the front qtrs?.. and its goofey, oversized lights... that looks like it has clogged tear ducts.
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You either buy sedan or touring F31(station wagon) What is the point of GT?

First choice Touring

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I'll stick with the sedan.
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Wagon is Hot in Red

Touring Wagon either way its my choice.

Of course BMW NA will not bring the best engines.

They will bring in Automatic x-Drive 4 banger and wonder why the we don't buy. Of course the X1 gets the 3.5i and the X3 does as well.

I want a 6 speed M-Sport 3.5i wagon!
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Touring please. all day long.

for goodness sake, they didn't even put the kink on the GT.
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