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      02-29-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Perhaps the 3 Series GT (F34) has sportier intentions than most would expect. If the retractable spoiler spotted on this F34 prototype for the first time is any indication, BMW expects the 3 Series GT to be driven with plenty of gusto and not relegated to just people and cargo hauling duties.

As seen clearly in the photos below, the spoiler is retractable and not fixed. When the spoiler is deployed, we can see the trunk cutout for it to slot into when retracted. Like other cars with retractable spoilers (i.e. Mini coupe/roadster, Porsches), expect the GT's spoiler to deploy at higher speeds to increase downforce. Besides its functional purpose, the spoiler certainly also adds some sportiness to the aesthetics of the GT's rear.

Since this will be the first retractable spoiler on a BMW, we wouldn't be surprised to see it implemented on future models.

Expect the 3 Series Gran Turismo to debut sometime in 2013 and in both gasoline and diesel models.

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      03-01-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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I'm surprised how much more aggressive that spoiler makes the back end of the GT
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      03-01-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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I think either you love or hate sportbacks. I'm just not a fan. I've seen a few A7s around and while I like the front the rear end just lets it down. It's a shame because inside and out it has really nice features. In fact the back end is quite nice but it sits so low. Looks like a dog doing a dump.
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Looks promising. Hopefully it looks good in production
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interesting...

almost looks as though they have fixed the 5er GT-bad-butt problem
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      03-01-2012, 12:25 PM   #6
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Very cool, love to see it on a BMW. Just wish it didn't have to be this BMW. Still, looks brilliant and does add a touch of sportiness that the GT will probably need. Very nice touch, BMW.
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      03-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #7
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People are gonna say this looks good just because it's on a BMW..

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hmm. Interesting concept.
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Ugh!! I thought BMW had learned their lesson from the low sales number from the 5GT. Why not just stick with the touring models??
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People are gonna say this looks good just because it's on a BMW..

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I will look good ... because it's a BMW



but spoiler or not, this is not gonna convince me in buying the 3GT
i would much prefer buying other bmw models before getting to this one...


but for those who are starting to like this car, the better for them!

Just not my prefered one...
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I don't know, I just feel like it doesn't fit on cars like the 3er or the RS5. I'm sure it has it's function but it feels like a gimmick. I could see it on a MINI (as a prop) or Porsche because of the nature of the car itself but not on a 3er regardless if it's a GT or not - just doesn't fit what BMW does.
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Why on this car though?
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I still prefer wagon than awkward gt series (both 5 and new 3)
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I still say... BURN IT WITH FIRE!!

Long live true wagons!
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Don't like it at all.
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I thought they'd learn from the 5 series gt not to make them. BMWs just aren't supposed to be sport backs.
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Much better than 5GT. Based on how snow is also behind front wheels, I assume it is xDrive model.
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they should put this on the coupe
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