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      12-03-2012, 07:27 AM   #133
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      12-03-2012, 07:27 AM   #134
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The launch of the 3-Series GT is going to set off a BMW super-fan armageddon again. Can we just skip the opening credits - you hate the styling, dont see the point, BMW's losing the plot, only someone in China will like it, havent seen one around at all, didnt they hear about the 5GT??!

Some of you might actually test-drive one. Sure it is a niche crossover (and not designed to appeal to all tastes by definition). Sure it drives a bit different from a rep-mobile 520d/528i in Space Gray. But some of you may find the space and versatility and the uprated interiors (over a comparable 3-series sedan or touring) a compelling proposition. Not to mention very good driving dynamics and performance for what is a big crossover (and you didnt want an MPV or a Touring/Wagon)

The 3GT, like the 5GT, is likely to be sensitive to configuring the right exterior and interior trim and options. It is a heavier car and will NOT be as frugal as your current rep-mobile. But for a few people who are not afraid to be different, and vote with their ££ in Europe where the GT is a moderate success for a niche platform, and Asia where it is an established platform; here is another option - sportier, more accessible and every bit as compelling as the 5GT.

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Well said sir. You yank haters sound like petulant kids you know. You should grow up and get over yourselves and stop trying to dictate to the world that YOUR opinion of a car is the only one that counts. Thank God BMW don't listen to you muppets and keeps coming up with new models to satisfy even more customers.

If you don't like it: fine. But don't come out with stupid comments like BMW are diluting their brand and this isn't a BMW and how dare they. You just sound a bit ... well, a bit retarded really. Like you can't think past your own nose.
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      12-03-2012, 07:32 AM   #135
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another failure by BMW.
Didn't all stay with 5 series wagon and away from 535/550 gran turismo?
the new 3 series wagon is great, this is going to be another failure
so sad...
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      12-03-2012, 07:36 AM   #136
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I don't know why it makes me so sad and so angry to look at this car. I'll certainly never own one.
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      12-03-2012, 07:40 AM   #137
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Well said sir. You yank haters sound like petulant kids you know. You should grow up and get over yourselves and stop trying to dictate to the world that YOUR opinion of a car is the only one that counts. Thank God BMW don't listen to you muppets...
Well, maybe you could try to learn a foreign language or two, and read what Italians are writing about this car:
- Il prossimo che dice che i francesi non sanno disegnare le automobili lo picchio (virtualmente). In confronto a questa, la Safrane di 20 anni fa era un capolavoro.

- L'auto è orripilante (c'è poco da girarci intorno). Non è bella la A5 sportback ma questa è davvero inguardabile.

-Adesso mi sono stancato....qui bisogna inondare Monaco di lettere o fare una manovra militare...

- Squallidi i gruppi ottici (se li fanno così sulla serie 4 coupè li uccido), squallida la terza luce laterale, squallido lo sbalzo posteriore, squallide le feritoie con i baffi Coreani sul paraurti anteriore. Basta sono stanco, stanno rischiando di intaccare la storia di un mito. In Europa non la vogliamo, datela agli americani visto che ormai l'avete fatta...che disastro.

-Premesso che la 5 GT era già vergognosa, questa mi lascia di stucco.....Sarà un barbatrucco??? No purtroppo è realta!!! Siamo messi davvero male!!!

-Per carità, ricamuffatela per nascondere almeno un po' certe brutture ;-)

-ok non chiamatela auto, al massimo mezzo è di trasporto, ma per rcevere l'appellativo di auto una macchina deve avere un minimo di decenza nel design. no,questa no, insieme alla 5gt queste due sono le discepole della pontiac aztek

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      12-03-2012, 07:48 AM   #138
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      12-03-2012, 07:56 AM   #139
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Yeah, I think they should've hired some Italian coach builders to design this thing.
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      12-03-2012, 07:59 AM   #140
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Why? Why? Why? A 2 door coupe. A 4 door sedan. What do you need this for? I would buy a wagon (x-drive) as a better handling, better performing, just as useful, crossover SUV. But this GT is just an abomination. Just like the other GT's. They are a styling failure. They are ugly. Anybody remember Chevy Citation? They aren't selling. Why is BMW continuing down this dead end road. You have to have something really good going on to justify an ugly car. This has nothing going on other than the marginally useful hatchback thing going on, but most people who want that would be better served by a full on touring wagon. And it would look better. These things are horrendous looking.
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I hope all the new 3/4 series don't have that vent/side applique feature...

I'm probably not the target market for the GT but that side design element is terrible looking. PepBoys has better looking stick-ons than that.
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      12-03-2012, 08:09 AM   #143
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Anybody else think its funny that they're using a Mercedes to film a BMW commercial?
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      12-03-2012, 08:17 AM   #144
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Even the E36 Ti's look less awkward than this.
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      12-03-2012, 08:18 AM   #145
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I think you guys are really over-reacting. The US has never liked hatch backs and in fairness to the rest of the world, they are globally rather popular.

I think its a well resolved design apart from the strange vent on the side (and this will be on the coupe too) and looks both sporty and elegant in both trims and certainly more distinctive than the saloon. It has a coupe roofline and has good proportions. Of course it is a 'niche' model and that is necessary because all the big german brands are so popular now, they are no longer exclusive like they used to be.

And let us remember, the reason this is happening is because of customer demand - if you think a world manufacturer goes into producing this kind of vehicle without the necessary research you are kidding yourself. Did people say this about the CLS when it came out ? Some thought is looked like a bannana, but in the end, it proved highly successful and is the most distinctive of all Mercs !
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Way too many models. Is BMW trying to mimic GM from the 1990s?

I'd like to be a fly on the wall in BMW's engineering department these days. I bet some of the core group is not liking what's going on.
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The only thing I like about it is what appears to be a slightly revised front bumper.
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Why does BMW continue to dilute the brand with these ugly, poorly performing slugs instead of regaining the former greatness of the 3 and 5 series of the. Those were cars that SIMPLY dominated their segments
China market...
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Anybody else think its funny that they're using a Mercedes to film a BMW commercial?
yes, it is funny
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I think the US needs to understand that CHINA will be the leading auto market in the near future. Not all cars developed are designed with the US in mind at all. I personally hate the car and cant understand the fender vent at all. I would much rather just buy a touring with the same luggage capacity and better handling. That said. It is designed well and the rear looks great. Much better proportions than the honda crosstour.
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I actually like the proportions of the 5GT a bit better.

Seems a bit strange there is no designation the trunk for 328i or 335i?

The closest competition to this is obviously the F25 X3. That model looks much better, to my eyes. And will be the more popular choice in the US, probably 20:1.
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I've made my decision last night, and this only solidifies it..... If my next car is a small premium sedan, it will be the F30. If I want a wagon, i will go Audi a4/s4/ god willing rs4.
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Sell BMW stock now.

Horrible.
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