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 > Photo, Video, Media Gallery, Journals > 3 Series Gran Turismo (GT) LCI prototype spotted
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-01-2016, 09:38 PM   #1
Alvinized52
Stealth Pilot
Alvinized52's Avatar
United_States
381
Rep
1,010
Posts

Drives: 2016 M4 SSII
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2016 BMW M4  [5.00]
3 Series Gran Turismo (GT) LCI prototype spotted

I parked next to this zebra'd car today. At first I thought it was just another ///M Wanna Be that's trying to get attention... (we get a lot of those epic fails in SoCal). Then after a closer look, I started wondering if it was legit... It is April Fools Day after all! LOL!

Turns out it's a 3 Series Gran Truismo LCI prototype.
Attached Images
       
__________________
2016 Satin SSII M4 (@Ste4lthedF82)
see my featured mods below...
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1197842
Appreciate 1
      04-01-2016, 09:44 PM   #2
RickFLM4
Major
RickFLM4's Avatar
United_States
742
Rep
1,310
Posts

Drives: M4
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: PB County, FL

iTrader: (0)

428GC?
__________________
2015 Sakhir Orange M4 Coupe, DCT, CCB, Adaptive Suspension, 19" black wheels, Exec/DA+/LED Lighting pkg, SO / Black full leather, CF trim, CF roof, HK Sound, SunTek PPF, Spectra Photsync 35%
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2016, 09:48 PM   #3
M3ZING
First Lieutenant
184
Rep
315
Posts

Drives: Audi RS6 C7
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Saudi Arabia

iTrader: (0)

Looks like a 5 series gran turismo.
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2016, 09:49 PM   #4
M3ZING
First Lieutenant
184
Rep
315
Posts

Drives: Audi RS6 C7
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Saudi Arabia

iTrader: (0)

Any interior changes?
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2016, 09:55 PM   #5
STOOF
Sunburned
STOOF's Avatar
United_States
142
Rep
1,095
Posts

Drives: '16 F83 M4 Convertible 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Staten Island, NY

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2013 BMW 535i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickFLM4 View Post
428GC?
Thats what it looks like to me.

Has the 4 series fender trim.

Doesnt look like Msport type of bumper either.
__________________
2016 M4 Convertible 6MT - SO/SO
2013 535i 6MT MSport - Retired
2011 Z4 SDrive35i 6MT- Retired
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2016, 10:05 PM   #6
SakhirM4
Brigadier General
SakhirM4's Avatar
United_States
2328
Rep
4,839
Posts

Drives: '15 SO M4/'01 Dinan Z3 3.0
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Austin, TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
428 Gc

Name:  P90141806-highRes.jpg
Views: 8452
Size:  332.5 KB
__________________
President, Tejas Chapter, BMW CCA, mem #23915 www.tejaschapter.org
2015 ///M4, SO/full black, 6MT, HK, light 19"
Appreciate 2
      04-01-2016, 10:14 PM   #7
mrmoua2u
Lieutenant
mrmoua2u's Avatar
United_States
193
Rep
460
Posts

Drives: 2016 AW M4
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2016 BMW M4  [0.00]
Butt ugly to me but it will be beautiful in someone's eyes.
Appreciate 5
      04-01-2016, 10:29 PM   #8
AW F30
Captain
AW F30's Avatar
United_States
106
Rep
902
Posts

Drives: F30
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA

iTrader: (3)

This is most definitely an LCI F34 3 series Gran Turismo. Same fender openings and same rear quarter windows.
__________________
EB F32 -> AW F30
Appreciate 1
      04-02-2016, 11:24 AM   #9
SCOTT26
Brigadier General
SCOTT26's Avatar
1503
Rep
4,520
Posts

Drives: Frozen Dark Silver 30 Jahre
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: WORLDWIDE

iTrader: (0)

3er Gran Turismo Life Cycle Impulse.
__________________
Step 1.
Appreciate 1
      04-02-2016, 01:01 PM   #10
Zirenz2006
Brigadier General
Zirenz2006's Avatar
United_States
176
Rep
3,588
Posts

Drives: '12 F30 328i Sport Line
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: US - NE

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
3er Gran Turismo Life Cycle Impulse.
Scott when will this be shown? Will it be in May like the F30 last year?
__________________
Current: F30 328i Sport Line Sapphire Black|Black-red

Retired: '09 E90 335i M-Sport AW|Oyster, '07 E92 335i Graphite|Saddle, '05 E60 545i TiAg|Black, '01 E46 325i Jet Black|Black
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 01:50 PM   #11
goj
Colonel
goj's Avatar
United_States
599
Rep
2,000
Posts

Drives: 2016 EBII 340i 6-MT
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Hey, that's a good looking car...next to the 3 series GT
__________________
BMW CCA Member #516012
2016 340i, Estoril Blue, Manual Transmission
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 01:52 PM   #12
goj
Colonel
goj's Avatar
United_States
599
Rep
2,000
Posts

Drives: 2016 EBII 340i 6-MT
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by STOOF
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickFLM4 View Post
428GC?
Thats what it looks like to me.

Has the 4 series fender trim.

Doesnt look like Msport type of bumper either.
Notice the 50 aspect ratio on the tire. NOT 4 GC
__________________
BMW CCA Member #516012
2016 340i, Estoril Blue, Manual Transmission
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 01:53 PM   #13
Russkey
Captain
Russkey's Avatar
United_States
45
Rep
685
Posts

Drives: '12 BMW AW 550xi
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Colorado

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 550xi  [5.00]
I'm a big fan of all BMW cars accept GTs. Can't believe they are still around
__________________
'15 Porsche Macan S / Black & Garnet Red / 20" RS Spyder Wheels / CF trim / Red Calipers / Black Rear Badge.
'12 AW 550xi / Dinan S2 / Arkym CF Spoiler / 3D Design Style Splitter / Eisenmann Race Exhaust / 20' 373M / ACS Springs / CF Grill / CF 3D Design Diffuser / Burnt Copper Calipers...
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 02:06 PM   #14
Zirenz2006
Brigadier General
Zirenz2006's Avatar
United_States
176
Rep
3,588
Posts

Drives: '12 F30 328i Sport Line
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: US - NE

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Russkey View Post
I'm a big fan of all BMW cars accept GTs. Can't believe they are still around
Why can't you believe it?
__________________
Current: F30 328i Sport Line Sapphire Black|Black-red

Retired: '09 E90 335i M-Sport AW|Oyster, '07 E92 335i Graphite|Saddle, '05 E60 545i TiAg|Black, '01 E46 325i Jet Black|Black
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 02:12 PM   #15
Alvinized52
Stealth Pilot
Alvinized52's Avatar
United_States
381
Rep
1,010
Posts

Drives: 2016 M4 SSII
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2016 BMW M4  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by goj View Post
Hey, that's a good looking car...next to the 3 series GT
Lol. Yes... That's my M4.
__________________
2016 Satin SSII M4 (@Ste4lthedF82)
see my featured mods below...
http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1197842
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 02:24 PM   #16
ACZakka325i
Lieutenant Colonel
ACZakka325i's Avatar
102
Rep
1,925
Posts

Drives: 2 stroke
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: CT

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zirenz2006 View Post
Why can't you believe it?
Because GT sales were dismal for the 3 and 5 series models. They have been superseded by the Gran Coupes.

BMW, please make it stop.
__________________
(Waitlist): #1 M2CS
(Current): 2016 F15 X5 3.5xdrive - 2016 F30 340xi M-Sport
(Past): 2013 535i xdrive - 2008 E92 M3
2006 E90 325i - 2002 E46 325xi
1991 E30 325i
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 02:37 PM   #17
Zirenz2006
Brigadier General
Zirenz2006's Avatar
United_States
176
Rep
3,588
Posts

Drives: '12 F30 328i Sport Line
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: US - NE

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ACZakka325i View Post
Because GT sales were dismal for the 3 and 5 series models. They have been superseded by the Gran Coupes.

BMW, please make it stop.
Sales for the 3GT were dismal? Do you have #'s?
__________________
Current: F30 328i Sport Line Sapphire Black|Black-red

Retired: '09 E90 335i M-Sport AW|Oyster, '07 E92 335i Graphite|Saddle, '05 E60 545i TiAg|Black, '01 E46 325i Jet Black|Black
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 02:42 PM   #18
superherorockstar
Private
17
Rep
55
Posts

Drives: 2014 335
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

Is it me or do the wheels seem way too small
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 02:48 PM   #19
F80NJM3
Lieutenant Colonel
F80NJM3's Avatar
United_States
861
Rep
1,936
Posts

Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NJ/NY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickFLM4
428GC?
Too tall for a gc
__________________
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 03:22 PM   #20
Bosozoku
Almost completely sane
Bosozoku's Avatar
332
Rep
837
Posts

Drives: E34 540i, '00 S2000
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Weird that the Hofmeister kink is missing.
That's a signature BMW styling cue.
__________________
'17 M2 on order (BSM / 6MT / Exec, Nov '16 production)
'94 E34 540i 5AT (Schwartz II / Oyster, Dinan software + stage 3 suspension + muffler + intake, E39 "starfish" wheels)
'00 Honda S2000 (Silverstone Metallic / Black, dead stock)
Appreciate 0
      04-02-2016, 03:24 PM   #21
dbtheo
1addicts CA
dbtheo's Avatar
38
Rep
1,239
Posts

Drives: F30 335xi
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ohio

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2000 323i  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by ACZakka325i View Post
Because GT sales were dismal for the 3 and 5 series models. They have been superseded by the Gran Coupes.

BMW, please make it stop.
scratching my head on this one... we sell every single 3 GT we can get our hands on... frankly almost can't get enough of them. For us at least it also outsells the 4 GC by a considerable margin as the 4er cannot compete/compare on size and space.

Last edited by dbtheo; 04-02-2016 at 03:30 PM.
Appreciate 1
      04-02-2016, 03:38 PM   #22
Tim P
Private
United_States
32
Rep
57
Posts

Drives: E90 M3 6mt, '16 Tacoma TRD-OR
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbtheo View Post
scratching my head on this one... we sell every single 3 GT we can get our hands on... frankly almost can't get enough of them. For us at least it also outsells the 4 GC by a considerable margin as the 4er cannot compete/compare on size and space.
I'll 2nd this. My BMW Center does very well with them.

There's more rear legroom in the 3GT vs. normal 3s and 5s, which is a huge selling point. The rear hatch provides huge square-footage and there's a bit more ground clearance than the normal 3 Series.

A lot of folks embrace these characteristics, and get over the looks very quickly.
__________________
Current:
e90 M3 6MT - ACM l Ohlins l ESS l Challenge l OEM l Lux l Odo. Gears l RPi
Past:
e34 m52 swapped 5MT
e46 M3 6MT
e38 740i
e70 X5 3.0si
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 -4. The time now is 06:13 AM.




f30post
f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, 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