F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > General F34 3-Series GT (Gran Turismo) Forum > BMW 3-Series GT (F34) sheds camo armour and dresses in red for its latest outing
GTB Performance
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-28-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
Mark
Administrator
United_States
1847

 
Mark's Avatar
 
Drives: 1M
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA


Posts: 3,999
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
BMW 3-Series GT (F34) sheds camo armour and dresses in red for its latest outing

BIMMERPOST NEWS
BMW 3-Series GT (F34) sheds camo armour and dresses in flashy red for its latest outings
188
COMMENTS
Name:  bmw 3 gt 1.jpg
Views: 33654
Size:  963.3 KB


BMW maintains that the sometimes maligned 5-Series GT is a good seller despite the public perception, so much so that a scaled down 3-Series iteration has been under development for some time. Now it seems the development of this car is nearing the point of public release and so BMW has dropped the typical body cladding and now only covers the car up in a minimal amount of camouflage tape.

While the general shape of this car has been known to follow the 5-Series GT lines, what has not been known until now are the details. First and foremost, this car should not be confused with the upcoming 4-Series Gran Coupe [recent spy photos]. The 4-Series GC will be a 'four door coupe' in a similar fashion to the 6-Series Gran Coupe, while this car takes a decidedly more utilitarian take on the concept of a cross-over vehicle with a taller roof and larger trunk. It is as the marketing folks remind us, a car designed for the person who wants a 3-series sized vehicle, needs the utility of wagon but doesn't actually want to own a wagon.

Whats clear from these spyphotos is the amazing resemblance to the F30 3-Series but with some changes to give a more bulbous front visage. Changes at the front include a wider and sleeker kidney grill design with an increase in the height of the headlamp units which trade angles for curves. The headlamps still connect to the kidney grills via the characteristic 'whiskers' debuted on the F30. The overall effect is to give a more rounded appearance to the front which will surely be less polarizing. Whats really interesting is the hoffmeister kink. It seems to now be curved in a move sure to ruffle some feathers.

The 3-Series GT is expected to arrive with the same engine offerings as the F30 3-Series sedan, including four and six cylinder petrol and diesel variants.

What is not clear is if this car will be offered in the US. If it does come to the US, expect the official reveal of the car around the time of the 2013 NAIAS in January, otherwise the 2013 Geneva show in March

With the 4 Series Gran Coupe as an addition, here is a summary of the upcoming 3 Series / 4 Series lineup:
  • F30 3 Series Sedan
  • F31 3 Series Touring
  • F32 4 Series Coupe
  • F33 4 Series Convertible
  • F34 3 Series (GT) Gran Touring
  • F35 3 Series Long Wheelbase (China only)
  • F36 4 Series Gran Coupe


Name:  bmw 3 gt 1.jpg
Views: 33654
Size:  963.3 KB

Name:  bmw 3 gt 2.jpg
Views: 34436
Size:  867.0 KB

Name:  bmw 3 gt 3.jpg
Views: 33668
Size:  943.5 KB

Name:  bmw 3 gt 4.jpg
Views: 35271
Size:  919.3 KB

Name:  bmw 3 gt 5.jpg
Views: 35471
Size:  935.1 KB

Name:  bmw 3 gt 6.jpg
Views: 31515
Size:  858.2 KB

Name:  bmw 3 gt 7.jpg
Views: 31512
Size:  859.5 KB

__________________
The new beast. BMW M5.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #2
f30_Vincent
Enlisted Member
United_States
1

 
Drives: 2012 328i Sport Line MT
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Allen, TX


Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)

Don't like that at all. I'll stay with my good ol' fashoined 4-door sedan.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #3
scott@bmwhn
Major
24

 
Drives: Msport 328i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston


Posts: 1,186
iTrader: (3)

hmm looks like a smaller 5GT...who would have guessed it
__________________
13' Msport 328i _Mperformance - Modulare - H&R_

Previous: 09' Msport 335i, 07' Msport 335i
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #4
dibxna
Lieutenant
United_States
14

 
dibxna's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 MW F82 M4
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: arizona


Posts: 570
iTrader: (0)

BMW Prius lol
__________________
*15' F82 M4 :: Mineral White w/ Speed Cloth! :: DCT :: fully optioned minus CCB*
*09' E90 M3 :: Le Mans Blue w/ silver novillo :: DCT*
*66' 427 Big Block Corvette :: Maroon :: Straight Piped*
*56' ford f-100 truck :: NSX blue :: lowered :: custom interior :: custom audio :: colorado custom wheels*
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #5
gary88
Ikea enthusiast
United_States
99

 
gary88's Avatar
 
Drives: '07 E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chicago, IL


Posts: 7,989
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2007 E92 335i  [3.91]
Why BMW whyyyy
__________________

garyhebdingjr.com | flickr | Instagram@garyhebding
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #6
Red Bread
Brigadier General
United_States
45

 
Drives: My wife's car
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX


Posts: 4,303
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I don't get it. The F31 is more practical, the E84 is probably too, and the rear doors and headspace look extremely limited. But whatever, 713 models must be what we really needed.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #7
E92LNGCGY
Major
33

 
Drives: F82/F25
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada


Posts: 1,219
iTrader: (0)

The rear end shape looks similar to the 5GT. Why a GT version when the touring is pretty much the same thing.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:32 PM   #8
Legion5
Major
42

 
Legion5's Avatar
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA


Posts: 1,375
iTrader: (12)

Not liking it either. Am I the only one who doesn't get these GT cars at all? They are like an estate that's less attractive and has less cargo room. I think somehow insecure people think that BMW's GT cars are cooler than having an estate.
__________________

Clean cars are happy cars!
CANON PHOTOGRAPHER
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:37 PM   #9
epiphone3
Lieutenant Colonel
27

 
Drives: 2013 BMW X3 35i
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Calgary


Posts: 1,647
iTrader: (0)

I don't know why they are bothering with this thing. If you want a 3 (or 4 series) gran-coupe, just make it already and forget this GT idea.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:45 PM   #10
sonicbimmer19
Lieutenant
11

 
Drives: E88 and F32
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA


Posts: 481
iTrader: (1)

I see 5GT a lot. I'm sure BMW would only build if there was demand
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:46 PM   #11
wdeerfield
A family of bimmers
United_States
32

 
Drives: 2009 e90 2011 f10
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Clifton Park, NY


Posts: 3,280
iTrader: (0)

nope... try again bmw
__________________

2009 MBM 328| ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | CA | 6FL | NAV | XENONS | 18x8.5 VB3s ET30/25
2011 Jet Black 535i xdrive | ZPP | ZSP | ZCW | 6FL | NAV | 331s Square
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #12
StealYourFace
Major
United_States
14

 
Drives: 2006 330i sport
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Shakedown Street, Buffalo NY


Posts: 1,154
iTrader: (1)

The Subaru Outback ride hight doesn't help.
__________________
330i ~ BMW Perf. Susp. ~ M3 Front susp ~ BMW Perf Exhaust ~ 3.38 lsd ~ SF71 Alf CSL reps ~ Pilot Super Sports ~ AA Tune ~ 335is front brakes ~ over 150,000 miles hardly broken in! WTB: e93 M3 Front Sway Bar
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 04:54 PM   #13
Matski
Captain
England
13

 
Matski's Avatar
 
Drives: A slow BMW
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: England


Posts: 634
iTrader: (0)

5 door variants of popular saloons have been commonplace in Europe for decades, albeit in a price band a few thousand euros cheaper, but what BMW appears to be doing slightly differently is to offer not only a lift back for better access to the boot (trunk), but also increased passenger space too. Do Americans get the A5 sportback?

American's will not understand this, and they will complain. Europeans will probably understand it, but will have a raft of similar cars to choose from - and so if 3GT is 'challenging' to look at, they might not buy it either.... and so it will fall to the Chinese and the rest of Asia to buy it.... and since that's were the money is... ...
__________________
3/15 to i8, and everything in between (yep, even including the F26 and F45)
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 05:07 PM   #14
MI6
The World is Not Enough
United_States
64

 
MI6's Avatar
 
Drives: Aston DBS-R
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Skyfall


Posts: 1,058
iTrader: (0)

Scott26 said this would be a sportier and sleeker vehicle than the 5GT.....

No sir it is not.

In fact it is nothing but a scaled down 5GT.......


Bring on the 4 Gran Coupe.

-Bond
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 05:19 PM   #15
red-sauerkraut
51
43

 
red-sauerkraut's Avatar
 
Drives: x-car/m-car
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: northern hemisphere


Posts: 3,832
iTrader: (0)

I'm sure it will look quite nice.
__________________
LESS LIMIT. MORE SKY.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 05:35 PM   #16
DrivenByE30
Colonel
France
43

 
DrivenByE30's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 F30 Lux 335i 6MT
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: OC - SoCal


Posts: 2,880
iTrader: (0)

Cool Sorry to be mean but...

peppered hair behind the wheel of the 3GT ?!


Yup, that's exactly the intended demographic BMW intended to market this car for ...

for those GrandPa and GranMa having to carry out the duties of Grand Child babysitting job....


Nothing wrong with experience in life, and nothing wrong with this car...

just not the car i would be interested yet at this point in my life...


Now can we see the 4GC ?!
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 05:36 PM   #17
bimmin
Vagina Mold
2

 
Drives: Fuck You
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Anus


Posts: 143
iTrader: (0)

Maybe if it was a two door and like the old Ti...
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #18
bosz
Captain
24

 
bosz's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335i Ordered
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: toronto


Posts: 702
iTrader: (0)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
__________________
**JB Stage 1** 2012 F30 335i/BSM/Coral Red Interior/Diamond Black Trim/Premium Pack/BMW Apps/Ext Blue Tooth/Sirius XM/Sport Auto W/Paddle Shifters/Sport Suspension/Meisterschaft Super GT Exhaust
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #19
Drk280
Second Lieutenant
Australia
3

 
Drk280's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 F30
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Australia - NSW - Central Coast


Posts: 253
iTrader: (0)

I think this car is aimed at the young executive women market - they seem to love their hatch backs
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 05:43 PM   #20
Zebra99
Colonel
Canada
35

 
Zebra99's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335is E93
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario


Posts: 2,310
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
It's hideous....
Then again, so is the 5GT...

What are these guys thinking. Whoever designed the GT's should get fired, seriously.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 05:45 PM   #21
TheBingoBalls
Lieutenant Colonel
Canada
18

 
Drives: E90 325i, R56 MINI Cooper
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Ontario


Posts: 1,780
iTrader: (1)

I don't really mind it. In fact, I'll even say it looks better than the 5GT. Due to the size, the hatch part of the car isn't as emphasized as it is on the 5GT. I wouldn't buy one but I'm interested to see what it looks like without all the camo.
Appreciate 0
      08-28-2012, 05:49 PM   #22
mikikuki7
Second Lieutenant
United_States
18

 
Drives: F15 50i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: McAllen, TX


Posts: 285
iTrader: (0)

I think it's ugly... Kinda looks like a small X6 for some weird reason...
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:22 AM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST