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      02-06-2013, 11:19 AM   #23
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Never mind this thing... I want the F31 Touring!
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      02-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #24
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Why?

Aren't sales of the 5GT brutally bad?
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      02-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #25
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Nice to see something different on the road. I like it.
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      02-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #26
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What a waste of development. So ugly it hurts. I'd take my old e36 over this.
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      02-06-2013, 11:27 AM   #27
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Why?

Aren't sales of the 5GT brutally bad?
Yup. Can't give them away with out massive discount. Aztek!
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      02-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #28
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Looks way better than the 5 series GT... but damn, it's even heavier than the touring?

Looks like it's not coming to the US anyway so what am I complaining about.
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      02-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #29
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They bring this crap to North America that doesn't sell, but they won't bring the 1er hatch? I don't get it either.
If you need the extra room, get a wagon. Looks better (IMO) and is more functional.
3GT has more rear legroom than the F31. Which is important if you have car seats and/or people riding back there regularly. And it looks the the rear trunk space is bigger as well.

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Not a fan, personally. It looks like they added aluminium trim to the interior of the doors though.
That aluminum trim houses LED ambiance lighting a la 5GT.
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      02-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #30
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Holyrearlegroombatman

I'd prefer a real wagon in principle, but this thing seems to have a lot of interior space. With a steep discount, maybe this would make a great family car. So keep on hatin' guys!
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      02-06-2013, 11:34 AM   #31
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No Thanks, another fail. WTF is wrong with BMW. Producing cars that nobody wants.
It must be very cheep to produce all those variations. No one would spend all that development money and sell only handful of cars. Pass
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      02-06-2013, 11:37 AM   #32
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Y u no like? Looks really good to me, has a big trunk. I approve, produce it !
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      02-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #33
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not bad, looks better than the 3 series.
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      02-06-2013, 11:41 AM   #34
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Boo.

This may be the answer to the question of where did all the Pontiac designers go after GM closed that division.

Aztec by BMW.
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      02-06-2013, 11:41 AM   #35
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Why does BMW insist on making these GTs? When I worked in the shop at BMW we would all make fun of these vehicles when they came in because of how hideous they are.
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      02-06-2013, 11:42 AM   #36
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Nice Mom mobile... lol

At least it's better than the X1 in my opinion.
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      02-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #37
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I like it... though the modern line pictured looks horrible.

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They bring this crap to North America that doesn't sell, but they won't bring the 1er hatch? I don't get it either.
If you need the extra room, get a wagon. Looks better (IMO) and is more functional.
The wagon's only offer trunk/boot space. Some people's idea of practicality is giving their passengers more space, not their luggage.
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      02-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #38
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I'm seriously considering this instead of F31 I was planning to get:

F34 > F31:
- Rear legroom
- Cargo capacity (yes, it's 60 liters more with seats down, and significantly larger area to put flat things on)
- Potential availability of drivetrains other than xDrive with automatic (though chances are small for RWD - MY2014 list only shows xDrives, and I won't be surprised if we only get automatics too)
- 335i version will be available (not my cup of tea, but there're plenty of people who'll want this engine)
- Built in Dingolfing alongside F10 and F01

F31 > F34
- F34 will definitely be more expensive
- Looks
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      02-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #39
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The only....and I mean ONLY....thing I like is that BMW has finally decided to extend the dashboard's trim strip (blue, aluminum, pearl, etc) to the upper door panels both front and rear. This makes the interior (dash/side panel integration) look a bit more polished. In regular 3er's, this door panel strip is the same vinyl color as the door panels and the dash/door panel flow, particularly if it's black in a non-black interior, just isn't there.
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      02-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #40
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I like it. But then again, I liked the 5GT too. Decent family car without having to move to a mini-SUV.
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It's slightly more useful than a sedan but has a fastback so it compromises rear headroom, but it's not as useful as a 3 series wagon
Again... it offers your passengers more space, rather than the junk in the trunk... to some people that's more important.

Also, it has more rear head room than the sedan, and more (only 1mm admittedly) than the Tourer.
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      02-06-2013, 11:49 AM   #42
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I honestly can't see what this car does that isn't already done by other bmws, such as the 3er touring, the x3 or even the x1.

Even though I do like the overall design on the front end (the headlights, in particular, look better than on the regular f30, IMHO) the proportions and the back end are just off.

And finally, it's not like this thing is going to drive or handle itself any better than the 3er touring, carrying that extra weight and all...

Hmm, a thought just crossed my mind - do you guys think there'll be an m3gt?? THAT would be awful.
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Doesn't look bad. The only thing I just don't understand is why it's raised. It's not like it has xDrive, and even then, that would overlap with BMW's "SAV" X1/3/5. With no xDrive, it removes the small bit of light off roading capabilities this would have. A touring would seem like a much better buy over this any day. The active moving rear spoiler sounds pretty neat, and seems like something that would be interesting on future BMWs.
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I honestly can't see what this car does that isn't already done by other bmws, such as the 3er touring, the x3 or even the x1.
X1 - smaller, older design/chassis, missing features like HUD, NBT Navigation, etc.
F31 - less rear legroom, less rear cargo volume. Some people may prefer higher seating position of 3 GT.
X3 - drives like a SUV, not a car. Enough said
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