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      03-05-2013, 09:16 PM   #23
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You guys really like the station wagons over this? Just curious.

I never liked the BMW (or Mercedes) wagons; but think the Audi Avants are badass (I'm thinking RS4).
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I would like this car a lot more if it was literally a 3 series with a different body and longer wheelbase. But since they softened up the suspension, it just looses all appeal to me.

What did they do to the suspension?

Would the m sport package with adaptive suspension be the same as the f30 sedan?
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      03-05-2013, 11:13 PM   #25
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Love the looks of this car. Beats driving around in an SUV any day. I wouldn't expect saloon or station wagon fans to like it.

As far as the "boomerang vent", I saw it on several Jaguars, Rolls and Bentleys around town this week. Seems it's all the rage in the up markets. On the 3GT, it's functional. Read the sticky.
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      03-05-2013, 11:29 PM   #26
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I LOVE the tweaks to the front styling/grill area. I definitely think the front looks better than the F30 sedan. Sadly, the back is still pretty ugly. Much better than the 5GT tho.
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You want to know who's getting this? My wife.

She's a former SAAB 9-3 driver, who later had a Honda CrossTour, and this is going to appeal to her. It sits higher and more rear legroom for family than the 3-series touring (a vehicle I love) and it has a functional hatch.

We've gotten spoiled with the rear legroom of our E38 740iL and this car's longer wheelbase is provides some good space.
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      03-05-2013, 11:40 PM   #28
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As far as the "boomerang vent", I saw it on several Jaguars, Rolls and Bentleys around town this week. Seems it's all the rage in the up markets. On the 3GT, it's functional. Read the sticky.
There is such thing as a good looking functional fender vent. This doesn't happen to be an example of that, however.
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      03-05-2013, 11:41 PM   #29
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BMW Aztek, cool !
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      03-06-2013, 01:29 AM   #30
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If they removed the Kardashian sized tail and made it similar to the A7 it'd be a pretty nice looking car. The ass end is to high and large for my taste.
That's called a 4GC - the 4GT is just a "crossover" vehicle aimed at those (few people) who can't decide between a sedan and a SAV.
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Looks great, finally something that gets all the advantages of an X truck without pretending to be an off roader.
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      03-06-2013, 04:00 AM   #33
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How come they keep showing this car in m sport package with the sport line wheels ? Curious to see how it would look with the 19" m sport wheels
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      03-06-2013, 07:06 AM   #34
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Did they release the order guide for North America at the show?
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If they removed the Kardashian sized tail and made it similar to the A7 it'd be a pretty nice looking car. The ass end is to high and large for my taste.
From motorauthority.com: "While the original studio photos showed the 3-Series GT in a fair light, the live photos cut through the gloss and glitter and reveal...a hatchback that still looks pretty svelte.

The proportionality shown in these live shots (which are typically more unforgiving than primped studio pics) is a welcome change from the ungainly 5-Series GT, and gives us hope that the car will be just as good-looking on the road."



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GT configurater

Ernest, not sure if you are aware but you can configure a GT on the Belgian site. It's in French but it's easy enough to work out the meaning of most options.

http://www.bmw.be/be/fr/general/uic/...figurator.html
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The tourer offers no extra benefit over the saloon when considering occupants, the GT does, it offers much more room. It also has a similar/better load lugging capacity as the tourer, just in less of a box shape. The tourer doesn't really have much, if any, utility that the GT doesn't.

As for the looks, obviously they're polarising.. but I know plenty of people that think all tourers look like Hearses.
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I actually think this 3GT is just fine. looks way better than the 5GT. I think, ultimately, the benefits of GT > sedan or wagon has to do with the rear-seat comfort. If you are not planning on transporting adults in the back seat, you are not going to be happy with this car. If you have children in car seats, you may like the extra leg room, or you may just opt for SUV.

However, if you like the 3er, but need more leg room and you feel the 5er is numb/boring, this might be for you.
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mini ///M is totally idiotic. Totally un-BMW and certainly un-German.
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While there's no dearth of opinions based on photos, seeing a design in person is different. I never understood the X6 until I found my head twisting off my neck as one went hunkering by with a beautiful gleam and muscular presence. I read all the 5GT bashing and then just a few days ago, saw one in the parking lot and found myself circling those lanes and staring.

But ultimately, the intellectual negativity and parroting of pundits only hurts BMW. It's fine if you like the touring or an SUV. You don't have to hate the GT to like them. They aren't better off if the GT was never built. It's not for you. Big deal. The M badge is nothing. Right now, the 3GT is the only thing that has me (and no doubt others like me) looking at a BMW.
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The interior looks much improved. Not too keen on that back end though...
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While there's no dearth of opinions based on photos, seeing a design in person is different. I never understood the X6 until I found my head twisting off my neck as one went hunkering by with a beautiful gleam and muscular presence. I read all the 5GT bashing and then just a few days ago, saw one in the parking lot and found myself circling those lanes and staring.

But ultimately, the intellectual negativity and parroting of pundits only hurts BMW. It's fine if you like the touring or an SUV. You don't have to hate the GT to like them. They aren't better off if the GT was never built. It's not for you. Big deal. The M badge is nothing. Right now, the 3GT is the only thing that has me (and no doubt others like me) looking at a BMW.
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      03-06-2013, 12:19 PM   #42
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mini ///M is totally idiotic. Totally un-BMW and certainly un-German.
M badges have adorned M-Tech, M-Tech II, M-Technic, M-sport models and accessories for decades, this time they've just made it a proper badge, rather than using a sticker or an insert.

Anyway, hardly in precidented, and certainly not un-BMW like.
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Luxury 335i, Midnight Blue, Luxury, Saddle Brown Leather, and 18" V Spoke..

I don't think it looks half bad.
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Better than I expected.

IMO, every current BMW looks better in person than in pictures, so I'm going to have to see one of these with my own eyes before I decide. With xDrive, a 335 might actually have some appeal.

I do wonder why BMW has completely stopped talking about the X4, though. It seems like there will be a ton of overlap between that car and this one. Especially now that I see it.
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