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      06-10-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Spotted the upcoming 3 series GT (Gran Turismo) out on the highway. As you can see, it had its retractable spoiler extended while at speed.

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

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      06-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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I want to vinyl wrap my car just like that. haha
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And that GT looks hideous by the way...
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      06-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #4
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I want to vinyl wrap my car just like that. haha
One of the guys on the German e90 forum.de did just that! Another guy used some decals on his rear bumper saying: "Werkstestwagen" just like the real prototype cars driven by BMW. Both get pretty funny looks by your average motorist!
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Hahah awesome! ^
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One of the guys on the German e90 forum.de did just that! Another guy used some decals on his rear bumper saying: "Werkstestwagen" just like the real prototype cars driven by BMW. Both get pretty funny looks by your average motorist!
do you know what that wrap is called? i think it looks pretty cool too
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Do not really care for it. Why? would they do that.
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      06-13-2012, 06:30 PM   #8
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do you know what that wrap is called? i think it looks pretty cool too
No I do not know the name of the wrap. I can ask the next time I see the owner, next month. Here are some pics of his car.

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And I saw this SMARTie at the Street Culture car show in Nurnberg a few months back. This wrap looks closer to the type BMW uses.
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Any of the BMW GT cars : The wagons are pretty awesome though.
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[quote=Dackelone;12150070]No I do not know the name of the wrap. I can ask the next time I see the owner, next month. Here are some pics of his car.

thanks man, damn that white 1er with orange rims looks really good.
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No I do not know the name of the wrap. I can ask the next time I see the owner, next month. Here are some pics of his car.

thanks man, damn that white 1er with orange rims looks really good.
I emailed the guy who owns that e91 wagon with the "swirls". He actually has a wrapping company so he can sell you the wrap if you want. PM me IF you want his contact info. Seems that no one makes the smaller "BMW swirls" bc it is copyrighted! lol I guess that why the wrap swirls are slightly different from the BMW testwagens.


Btw... if you want to see more pics of that 1er with the orange wheels... look here. About half way down the page.

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...elt+3.0&page=3


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I wonder if the 3 series GT has a longer wheelbase than the sedan.
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Gahhhhh that F30 GT is hideous....

Why are they building it??? I am pretty sure the 5GT experiment over here was deemed a failure.
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Any of the BMW GT cars : The wagons are pretty awesome though.
i saw a 550i GT the other day, had no idea they existed. i liked it a lot. seemed like a small X6 or something. i like hatchbacks, but not wagons.
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GT looks UGLY!
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Spotted the upcoming 3 series GT (Gran Turismo) out on the highway. As you can see, it had its retractable spoiler extended while at speed.

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

Catch more spy photos @ http://www.bimmerpost.com/spyshots/


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And we thought that the end of the bangle era couldn't lead to bigger asses on our cars....did we borrow the accord crosstour chassis? Lol
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I wonder if the 3 series GT has a longer wheelbase than the sedan.
SCOTT has suggested in the past that the 3 GT is based upon the Chinese 3 Li chassis, so it appears at this point that the answer to your question is "Yes".
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And we thought that the end of the bangle era couldn't lead to bigger asses on our cars....did we borrow the accord crosstour chassis? Lol
The Accord Crosstour is hideous...especially riding on the thin little tires they always use. Then again, BMW seems to be using those same tires on the F30. Big part of why the braking distance sucks now.
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Gahhhhh that F30 GT is hideous....

Why are they building it??? I am pretty sure the 5GT experiment over here was deemed a failure.
as far as China & a little bit of Hong Kong is concerned, 5GT is an enormous success, esp in china. I guess that's one of the reasons BMW keeps building them, despite the "failure" in N.A.

People got too carried away about the situation of their own country and failed to have a global perspective. BMW targets on the globe.

In any case, I'm not saying that 5GT, 3GT...are beautiful. But they are not ugly either. So to some people, it is actually "grand".
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as far as China & a little bit of Hong Kong is concerned, 5GT is an enormous success, esp in china. I guess that's one of the reasons BMW keeps building them, despite the "failure" in N.A.

People got too carried away about the situation of their own country and failed to have a global perspective. BMW targets on the globe.

In any case, I'm not saying that 5GT, 3GT...are beautiful. But they are not ugly either. So to some people, it is actually "grand".
It may be my anti-crossover colored glasses that are tinting my perspective on the 5GT. I am a die hard BMW Touring lover so it disappoints me to see this being served to the public instead of the spectacular F11 5 series touring.

My reference to it being a failure is not simply from a sales standpoint, personally I think it is a styling failure. I see if as a failure in the direction that BMW is headed... one where I can get a useless X1 crossover, but not an economical and practical 1 series hatch. Not to mention the car's styling is far less than flattering from most angles.

Just my .02
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Well good, keep that car in HK and China. Hideous.
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