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      02-08-2013, 11:58 AM   #111
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I like the GT, it looks pretty good.

But I hate the fact that BMW is really milking the ///M name, M badges and footplate on a non M car? I don't like where that's heading
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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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Love the license plate... OMG WTF is right!!!!
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I like the GT, it looks pretty good.

But I hate the fact that BMW is really milking the ///M name, M badges and footplate on a non M car? I don't like where that's heading
ZMP or ZML always come with all those //Ms regardless of the car itself.
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The GT has a much better front facia than the sedan and wagon. Thank god!
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ZMP or ZML always come with all those //Ms regardless of the car itself.


But now it will run with an ///M badge on the exterior front quarter panel?!?

That is just wrong.
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But now it will run with an ///M badge on the exterior front quarter panel?!?

That is just wrong.
Probably not in US. Our cars come with line designation removed.
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Is it just me or is the Hofmeister kink gone in the 3GT?
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3 GT is awesome. It is a lowered SUV in my eyes and way more practical. Even the non m sport bumper looks good.

To the haters... Bmw's piece of cr@p are the 1 series and 6 series. They are way more disgusting and impractical than this.
Saw this comment and had to defend the 1-series:

The e82 1 series is the only car bmw makes to satisfy classic 3-series enthusiasts. They realized that the 3-series is getting bigger and fatter (it is now the size of the older 5 series!) and they needed something to get back to their roots. Hence, the 1 was born, which is in between the size of an e30 and e36 3-series. Almost perfection if you ask me, just needs a little more weight loss and better steering feel.

The way I see it, the 3-series sedan and wagon are equally visually appealing. They are basically the same design, which is a good thing. They are just for people with different needs. As for the gt, I'll just pretend it doesn't exist.

For those that don't like the 3-series wagon because it is too cramped, that's what the 5-series wagon or x3 are for. BMW is just diluting sales for its own cars with these gran turismo versions IMO.
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The GT has a much better front facia than the sedan and wagon. Thank god!
Matter of taste. I like the aggressive face of the F30 (many don't, but I think its brilliant). I don't like the smiling beluga face of the GT. The front scoops are overdone.

As long as the GT doesn't "replace" the wagon, I guess there is nothing to complain about.
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For those that don't like the 3-series wagon because it is too cramped, that's what the 5-series wagon or x3 are for. BMW is just diluting sales for its own cars with these gran turismo versions IMO.
X3 doesn't have any noticeable extra space other than headroom. F11 is not sold in US.

Other suggestions?
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3er GT

Prolly in the minority here, but I like the GT, I'm in the market for a MT replacement for my GTI VR6 with 5 doors.

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I want a 6 speed M-Sport 3.5i wagon!
1st choice would be this.

Since no such car exists stateside, the GT looks like the only viable option short of an engine/tranny swap on the 328i/xi. I'd rather use the $10k that such a conversion would cost and put it towards a GT + mods. I also think that this is an ideal car for MN winters and dreaded potholes...

just my 2
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Never thought I'd hear myself say this, but the GT did not come in last; it came in second for me. First was the Touring and last the sedan. The sedan's posterior looks a bit odd from straight on. From the side the sedan looks better than the GT in my view, but overall the sedan disappointed. I think the ideal car would be the Touring with the engine from the Euro M550D.
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I just went out and "road shopped" the 3 series. In person, the sedan strikes me as an Accord and the 1 series a Civic. I am allergic to Tourings. I like the GT from photos because it's higher and taller and longer than the other little models. Thanks for asking.
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I just went out and "road shopped" the 3 series. In person, the sedan strikes me as an Accord and the 1 series a Civic.


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I like the GT from photos because it's higher and taller and longer than the other little models.
Then by your logic, the GT should strike you as a Crosstour.
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Then by your logic, the GT should strike you as a Crosstour.

So much for BMW innovation eh? Then again, what Crosstour has an active spoiler and wheel vents?
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I'm starting to like this GT more and the extra room would be a benefit for the backseat passengers. Currently my sedan has plenty of room for my 2 kids that are not in car seats however once I add my 3rd kid it becomes tight. The GT appears to be better but it still has that hump in the middle seat so I'm not sure how good of a benefit it will be over to sedan or touring in that aspect.
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...Currently my sedan has plenty of room for my 2 kids that are not in car seats however once I add my 3rd kid it becomes tight. The GT appears to be better but it still has that hump in the middle seat so I'm not sure how good of a benefit it will be over to sedan or touring in that aspect.
From the recent autocar first drive review: "Unless you're familiar with riding on the back bench of some of BMW's biggest machines, you'll be quite unused to legroom on this scale, and if three occupy it, they'll make the surprise discovery that the arrangement will be tolerable for more than half an hour. This is the new 3-series for families, and families that need more room than a 3-series Touring or even a 5-series saloon can offer."

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/...t-drive-review
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^yeah, I'm sure the extra leg room helps, just would have been better without the hump. Guess there was no way to workaround it though. Im anxious to see more reviews, pricing, etc.
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From the recent autocar first drive review: "Unless you're familiar with riding on the back bench of some of BMW's biggest machines, you'll be quite unused to legroom on this scale, and if three occupy it, they'll make the surprise discovery that the arrangement will be tolerable for more than half an hour. This is the new 3-series for families, and families that need more room than a 3-series Touring or even a 5-series saloon can offer."

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/...t-drive-review
Is the rear middle seat any larger or is it just the extra legroom that makes a difference? Hard to tell from the photos.
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Perhaps this will help... from the UK brochure
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