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      06-05-2016, 12:29 AM   #111
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I love the 3GT. Almost pulled the trigger on the new C-class until I get to know the 3GT. Perspective guys, perspective.

Please unite BMW fans. We need to grab as many customers as we can so we have the resource to do R&D, marketing...etc. in order to satisfy as many fans as we can. Its getting pretty competitive out there don't you think?

Who knows, maybe sedan as we know are slowly evolving into 4 door coupes. Anyone else think Tesla Model 3/New Civic touring has similar profile to the 3GT?
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      06-05-2016, 03:58 AM   #112
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I love the 3GT. Almost pulled the trigger on the new C-class until I get to know the 3GT. Perspective guys, perspective.

Please unite BMW fans. We need to grab as many customers as we can so we have the resource to do R&D, marketing...etc. in order to satisfy as many fans as we can. Its getting pretty competitive out there don't you think?

Who knows, maybe sedan as we know are slowly evolving into 4 door coupes. Anyone else think Tesla Model 3/New Civic touring has similar profile to the 3GT?
Yes they have very similar profile, it's hatchback time everywhere )) I like the civic design pretty much!
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      06-05-2016, 10:28 AM   #113
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Anyone else think Tesla Model 3/New Civic touring has similar profile to the 3GT?
If you're going to gain the maximum utility from a car without going to a station wagon it's going to be a hatchback. That fact isn't lost on either Tesla (Model S) or Honda, or Porsche (Panamera) for that matter. But it appears that Tesla screwed up with the 3, and of the criticisms thus far leveled at it the lack of a hatch is at the top of the list.
The Panamera was one of the cars that made it onto my short list, but as sweet as it is I couldn't justify paying twice what my GT cost.
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      06-05-2016, 06:19 PM   #114
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This is -- by far -- the dumbest, ugliest, most useless car in BMW's lineup.
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      06-06-2016, 02:27 AM   #115
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This is -- by far -- the dumbest, ugliest, most useless car in BMW's lineup.
Ahhahahhahhahah DDDD

Neverending story...



Could you be more specific please? Espesially with the useless part.
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      06-06-2016, 04:07 AM   #116
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This is -- by far -- the dumbest, ugliest, most useless car in BMW's lineup.
You forgot to say "In MY opinion"
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      06-06-2016, 07:02 AM   #117
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Black leather with blue stitching! WHY CANT THIS BE AVAILABLE ON THE SEDAN!
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      06-06-2016, 11:38 PM   #118
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Black leather with blue stitching! WHY CANT THIS BE AVAILABLE ON THE SEDAN!
It was introduced with the active tourer then the new x1, now it will be available for the 1 and 2 series, so I guess it will be an option on the sedan sooner or later.
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      06-07-2016, 12:50 AM   #119
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I like the concept but it doesn't look as nice as the new Tesla.
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      06-07-2016, 01:52 AM   #120
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I like the concept but it doesn't look as nice as the new Tesla.
Thank you for your very relevant comment. Most informative and certainly adds to the discussion.

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      06-07-2016, 06:58 AM   #121
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Honestly I hate to say it as others have, but this would just look so much better and it would be even more practical as a true wagon. If you want to call it a crossover thats fine (IE, X1) but at the end of the day its a f***ing wagon, or in this case I think it should be at least.

I still don't understand why we love SUVs but hate wagons so much here in the US. We dance around all these stupid marketing terms that all reflect back on *NOT being a wagon, when you're just being sold by a bunch of suits because regardless of what you tell yourself you are indeed driving one and you should embrace it instead of run from it.

If any M platform car came as a wagon I'd never buy another car again. . . If Audi brought the RS6 Avant to the US I may rethink that, however, as I think that is the sexiest most practical beast out there.
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It look just fine the way it is.

If you want a Wagon...you can by a Wagon but if you wanted a GT you can buy a GT.
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      06-07-2016, 08:29 AM   #123
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I still don't understand why we love SUVs but hate wagons so much here in the US.
This is why:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/201...tation-wagons/
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That explains in part the Detroit love affair with the SUV, which of course later spread to all other manufacturers. The other half of the SUV story is that they have a higher profit margin than cars, so between that and CAFE abandoning the station wagon in favor of the SUV made perfect sense to the manufacturers, until US gas prices hit $4, at which point they couldn't give them away. That situation has now reversed, but only temporarily. We haven't seen the last of the $4 gallon of gas.

Where the GT and F31 in particular are concerned I considered both. What sold me on the GT was the longer wheelbase, rear seat legroom, higher seating position, smoother ride, equivalent cargo space, and IMO a sleeker look. To me the F31 looks like a soccer mom's ride.
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      06-08-2016, 11:46 PM   #125
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Where the GT and F31 in particular are concerned I considered both. What sold me on the GT was the longer wheelbase, rear seat legroom, higher seating position, smoother ride, equivalent cargo space...
Actually, the GT has the most cargo space of all F3x designs, even more than the F31's.
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This is -- by far -- ... ugliest ... car in BMW's lineup.
Surely that honor goes to the 5GT??
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      06-09-2016, 08:49 AM   #127
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Actually, the GT has the most cargo space of all F3x designs, even more than the F31's.
The slope of the hatch does have a limiting effect on the size and shape of what you can fit in the trunk compared to the wagon.
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      06-24-2016, 07:36 PM   #128
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Is this new idrive CarPlay?
I read on an Australian car website that Apple CarPlay is coming later this year but wont be available at the initial launch of the LCI 3 GT.

Link to article - see 2nd last paragraph :- http://www.carpoint.com.au/news/2016...REFCJk5uZT0xNQ..

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This is -- by far -- the dumbest, ugliest, most useless car in BMW's lineup.
Well, until they bring back the sexy station wagon; I'll be sticking with my dumb, ugly, useless car. Thank you very much! (Although, be honest, who wouldn't love be be seen in this baby?!)
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Surely that honor goes to the 5GT??
IMO, that goes to series 2 tourer and X4...

3 GT and 5 GT LCI versions look just much better....
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Where the GT and F31 in particular are concerned I considered both. What sold me on the GT was the longer wheelbase, rear seat legroom, higher seating position, smoother ride, equivalent cargo space, and IMO a sleeker look. To me the F31 looks like a soccer mom's ride.
This....
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