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      06-22-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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Real Life Photo's-3 Series GT-Luxury Line

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Found this Midnight Blue and based on front fascia Luxury Line 3 Series GT. Still had Roundels and Badges blacked out. The 3 Series GT is much,much better executed in the metal than the 5 Series GT. Has a "4 Door Coupe" look and feel...which I like. Not bad at all. Enjoy. Thanks. PalBay
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      06-22-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting. I like it but think it looks best in Sport or M-Sport. Might consider this when my lease is up next April.
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Is the colour midnight blue or imperial blue?
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      06-23-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
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i saw one the other day at my dealer in germany. didnt quite do it for me as i had hoped. maybe it wasnt the right color, just seemed a little awkward near the rear quarter and trunk.
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      06-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #5
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Nice find. This car is growing on me so much. The new TV adverts of it in M-sport look amazing!

But it definitely needs 19" wheels to make it look good.
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I'm not feeling the wheels. But I'm feeling the practicality and room. I'll shoot for the M-Sport.
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3 Series GT

I just got back from the UK yesterday and saw 2 3 series GT's both in black and they looked terrific. I think they have a look that is most pleasing in dark colors. Observation from the inside is that this is a great car for someone who feels the 5 is too big and the 3 is too small - this is the move. Smaller than a 5, longer and a little wider than a 3. I was thinking about one, but I seldom use the backseat although if I did, this would be the "small" BMW to have. Big trunk, lots of leg room in the back, sporty styling and unique.
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i saw one the other day at my dealer in germany. didnt quite do it for me as i had hoped. maybe it wasnt the right color, just seemed a little awkward near the rear quarter and trunk.
I really like the overall look and design concept and have one on order. I have to say though that particularly on pictures from a rear/side angle it takes a little time to get used to. I didn't have that impression when I saw one live, but that was an msport. Large wheels and a double exhaust (as in the 335) also in my opinion complement the design better, but that may just be me.
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I saw this 3GT at the dealership, a black luxery line with 19inch alloy's
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stunning!
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Thanks for posting. I think luxury line with 19 inch wheels works great. I ordered my car with these in imperial blue and can't wait to pick it up. Do you have more pics?
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I thought there might have been a few more owners pictures by now. Got to chose a new company car soon, can't decide between 3GT m sport, 3 tourer m sport or a 518d SE.
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I saw this 3GT at the dealership, a black luxery line with 19inch alloy's
That looks nice!
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I thought there might have been a few more owners pictures by now. Got to chose a new company car soon, can't decide between 3GT m sport, 3 tourer m sport or a 518d SE.
3 Touring...obviously. Take what we 'muricans can never have.
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The biggest difference between the 3GT m sport, 3 tourer m sport or a 518d SE are:
- the 3-tourer driving position is 5 cm deeper than the 3GT
- the 5-series is much wider than the 3GT or 3-tourer

And you got to ask yourself is a 318d / 518d with 143 BHP enough for a 1700 kilogram car?

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3 Touring...obviously. Take what we 'muricans can never have.
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3 touring is available in the states. Now 5 touring is another story.
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The biggest difference between the 3GT m sport, 3 tourer m sport or a 518d SE are:
- the 3-tourer driving position is 5 cm deeper than the 3GT
- the 5-series is much wider than the 3GT or 3-tourer

And you got to ask yourself is a 318d / 518d with 143 BHP enough for a 1700 kilogram car?

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I'd say it is mostly up to personal preference. How many horses does one really need? But if I were you I'd also try to get the 20d upgrade, certainly for the heavier 5 series.

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I have seen one in blue with the m-sport package, with the roundels blacked out. It all depends whether you like the rear quarter-panel or not. Personally, I do not like it, but others might. If I can get to a pc later tonight or tomorrow I will post. I will say this, the bigger the wheels, the better it looks. The m-sport I think had 16s. Needs at least 18s, preferably 19s to help fill out the car.
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I have seen one in blue with the m-sport package, with the roundels blacked out. It all depends whether you like the rear quarter-panel or not. Personally, I do not like it, but others might. If I can get to a pc later tonight or tomorrow I will post. I will say this, the bigger the wheels, the better it looks. The m-sport I think had 16s. Needs at least 18s, preferably 19s to help fill out the car.
Agree with the wheels.
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Nice. 1st pics of an F34 in estoril blue. Thanks for posting.

I like the color, but IMO it works even better on a smaller, sportier car = F30 sedan. The wheels are probably 18 inch, just look smaller on the GT for some reason. I'd definitively take 19s with the msport.
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