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      10-09-2012, 09:37 PM   #23
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Great BMW ! Now make me a smaller 2GC...that's an order!!!

FWIW I really don't give an owl's hoot (i.e. rat's ass) how many iterations BMW offers. As my 'ole engineering prof used to say: "pays yo money and takes your choice." Good advice.

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      10-09-2012, 09:58 PM   #24
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WTF is worng with BMW!!!

They are trying to fix thier numbers and reserve the 3 for 4drs and the 4 for 2drs which as we know might end up causing the legnerdary M3 to be M4.. and now they are showing a 4 series GC with 4 doors!!!!

Then do not *** the M3 and call it M4.
There will be an M3. It will just have 4 doors.

Do we have a bunch of art majors on here?

Even numbers- coupes, convertibles, etc.

Makes sense to me.
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      10-09-2012, 11:54 PM   #25
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With the 4GC the 3 series will end up being the "cheaper" car for the masses and the GC for those who know their cars. I guess we'll all be moving to GC in the not so distant future.
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      10-10-2012, 12:07 AM   #26
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1 series coupe
3 series sedan
4 series coupe
5 series sedan
6 series coupe/gran coupe
7 series

z series
x series

That's all we need BMW....
Agreed. And more specifically, z4, z8 (a new one would be nice), x3 and x5....no x6 and x4 (if rumors are true).

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Errm, actually.. the E21 and E30 3-Series were both primarily 2 door sedans.
In that case, would they be going back to having 2-door sedans?
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i3
1 series (3-door hatchback, sedan, 5-door hatchback)
2 series (coupe, 2GC M2)
3 series (sedan, 3GT, touring, limousine, M3)
i5
4 series (coupe, 4GC, hardtop convertible, M4, M4GC, M4 hardtop convertible)
5 series (sedan, 5GT, touring, M5)
6 series (coupe, 6GC, convertible, M6, M6GC, M6 convertible)
7 series (sedan, limousine, M7)
i8 ?

X1
X3
X5, X5M
X6, X6M

Z4
Z8


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match those body style to the following engines:

i3, turbo i3, i4, turbo i4, diesel i4, i6, turbo i6, diesel i6, v8, turbo v8, v12


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      10-10-2012, 02:35 AM   #28
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Despite of some hate, it will be an awesome car, for sure
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      10-10-2012, 04:39 AM   #29
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They almost always have the Style 401 19 inch wheels on those new 3/4 series testmules @ the Nordschleife.

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pretty wide B pillars
+1 - that is in contrast to the 6GC

My real question is will the F36 weigh more than the F30? I believe the 6GC weighs more than the F10.... If so, what's the tradeoff (more output or just style factor only?) If it's style only, count me out...
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There will be an M3. It will just have 4 doors.

Do we have a bunch of art majors on here?

Even numbers- coupes, convertibles, etc.

Makes sense to me.
the True M3 is the coupe and the 4dr one was added just compete with AMG.
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What's with the extra pillar?

edit: I guess it's normal for the gran coupes. It's wide and ugly.
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      10-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #33
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I think it will look fantastic when it's unveiled, and I totally get why they're making it. I also don't find the numbering confusing.

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the True M3 is the coupe and the 4dr one was added just compete with AMG.


People have revisionist history when it comes to BMW M GmbH. M Division has been much less consistent than people would like to believe.

A Sedan existed during the E36 days. The E90 M3 Sedan is an incredible machine- cheaper than the Coupe, arguably better looking, more practical, and exactly the same performance.
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People have revisionist history when it comes to BMW M GmbH. M Division has been much less consistent than people would like to believe.

A Sedan existed during the E36 days. The E90 M3 Sedan is an incredible machine- cheaper than the Coupe, arguably better looking, more practical, and exactly the same performance.
And FWIW, the E46 sedans were arguably better than the coupes. It was a shame they never made an E46 M3.
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      10-11-2012, 01:23 PM   #37
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People have revisionist history when it comes to BMW M GmbH. M Division has been much less consistent than people would like to believe.

A Sedan existed during the E36 days. The E90 M3 Sedan is an incredible machine- cheaper than the Coupe, arguably better looking, more practical, and exactly the same performance.
agreed that E90 M3 sedan is great..

but the name M3 is 99.999% make think about the Coupe
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First post updated with the first ever live look video of the 4 Series Gran Coupe:

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      10-12-2012, 02:02 PM   #39
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watching the video makes me think this is going to look a lot better than most people are expecting. Seeing the photos it looks very similar to the F30, but watching the video you can start to see the differences and more 6 series design in it. It will be a really sharp car and anyone with the extra cash that doesn't want something as big as the 5 series (although this will be close) and as good looking as a coupe, this will be a winner. For the pourist, this car will be avoided as it cost more and will weigh more! M3 sedan vs M4 Gran Coupe, the M3 will be cheaper and faster! I would find it hard to believe the M4 gran coupe would look any different interior wise to the M3, so you will be paying probably a $6K premium for the exterior "coupe like" looks.

Having said all that I am glad they are making the Gran Coupe and the M4 GC, but will probably stick with the M3 due to "value"
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That thing moves...

I guess you might have to be driving a X6M to get a good look at it.


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i3
1 series (3-door hatchback, sedan, 5-door hatchback)
2 series (coupe, 2GC M2)
3 series (sedan, 3GT, touring, limousine, M3)
i5
4 series (coupe, 4GC, hardtop convertible, M4, M4GC, M4 hardtop convertible)
5 series (sedan, 5GT, touring, M5)
6 series (coupe, 6GC, convertible, M6, M6GC, M6 convertible)
7 series (sedan, limousine, M7)
i8 ?

X1
X3
X5, X5M
X6, X6M

Z4
Z8


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You forgot the the FWD 1 series family, X4, X7, Z2, and I think they are doing away with the 1 series sedan and are going to stick with just a 2 series GC/ M2 GC for enthusiasts
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Holy shit, that 4GC was fast and not a lot of body roll
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You forgot the the FWD 1 series family, X4, X7, Z2, and I think they are doing away with the 1 series sedan and are going to stick with just a 2 series GC/ M2 GC for enthusiasts
Hmmm, so in 3 years I will be buying a:

M2 GC

not sure I like the sound of that, sounds like some sort of Asian car
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They are bringing back the Z3 too!

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You forgot the the FWD 1 series family, X4, X7, Z2, and I think they are doing away with the 1 series sedan and are going to stick with just a 2 series GC/ M2 GC for enthusiasts
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