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Old 02-24-2009, 01:09 PM   #1
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Default Rumor: BMW working on 3-Series GT, aka Progressive Activity Coupe





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The BMW Concept 5-Series Gran Trusimo will be the star at the Munich automaker’s 2009 Geneva Motor Show display next week. Rumor has it that BMW is working on a Concept 3-Series Gran Turismo for the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show in Sept.


The car is internally known as the V3 or Progressive Activity Coupe - meaning instead of the 5-Series GT which is a Progressive Activity Sedan with four-doors, the V3 will have only two doors. The car will be pitched to customers looking for a smaller version of the 5-Series GT. It is even reported that the 3-Series GT will be joined by a 1-Series GT, completing a lineup that will compete in a new niche market that BMW feels is attractive for their customers.


We’re going to have to call this a rumor for now since previous reports confirm that BMW plans on unveiling the production version of the Concept 5-Series Gran Turismo at Frankfurt in December. Sales of the production BMW 5-Series GT will start in 2010.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:41 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:18 PM   #3
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I don't like to say never... But I will try my best to never own anything called a "progressive activity coupe." What the hell does that mean anyway?

I have some others:
"Proactivity sedan"
"Streamlined process vehicle"
"Digressive activity hybrid"

Are marketing folks just digging into the business degree handbook and randomly choosing a few words from the glossary to jumble together into a name for vehicle categories these days?
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:38 PM   #4
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I have no clue what any of this jibberish means.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:46 PM   #5
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Wait... so with the X6 rotting on lots and any acronym that remotely sounds like "SUV" banned from the english language, they're going ahead with this?
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:52 AM   #6
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For the love of God, somebody has to fire the whole design department from BMW...

Big Time Fail...
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:25 AM   #7
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For the love of God, somebody has to fire the whole design department from BMW...

Big Time Fail...
No joke, what are they smoking??
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:24 PM   #8
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and everyone thought it was just Bangle.

big BMW owner/fan but I have to say, other than the rendering of the 1series 3 door shooting brake, I find the new products coming out
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:57 PM   #9
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because of the shape, reminds me of the prius LOL. maybe even aerodynamically efficient like the prius/new insight. i know there are a lot of prius haters, but seriously it is a very functional appliance vehicle. i admit the X6 was a fail, but i think this actually looks good and cool. functionality of a prius and the driving dynamics of a bmw LOL.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:08 PM   #10
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No joke, what are they smoking??
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:43 PM   #11
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I don't like to say never... But I will try my best to never own anything called a "progressive activity coupe." What the hell does that mean anyway?

I have some others:
"Proactivity sedan"
"Streamlined process vehicle"
"Digressive activity hybrid"

Are marketing folks just digging into the business degree handbook and randomly choosing a few words from the glossary to jumble together into a name for vehicle categories these days?
That reminds me of the movie "New in Town" (wife dragged me to it, but it was pretty funny) when the big business chick goes to the bar to talk to all the old-skool manufacturing union guys and they're making her speech in to a drinking game, drinking every time she uses a buzz word It was pretty funny.

Kinda had to be there I guess.

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Old 02-26-2009, 12:47 PM   #12
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Exclamation Hmm ltes make an Audi GT coupe again

Make an Audi GT Coupe but lets round off the body and call it a BMW
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