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Old 06-11-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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Default Preview: New BMW 3-series GT set to join 5-series GT in 2011


The 3-series GT will be based on the next-generation 3-series , which is also due in 2011


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BMW has just taken the wraps off its new 5-series GT, which goes on sale early next year and shares its with the next-generation 5-series sedan also due next year. If the vehicle proves popular, a smaller version based on the next-generation 3-series sedan is expected to be launched in 2011.

Picking up the 3-series GT moniker, the car will feature the same raised seating position and ride height as the bigger 5-series GT and will also likely adopt a two-tier rear hatch design. It will come with both RWD and xDrive awd configurations, with power coming from a range of four and six cylinder engines. The computer generated rendering above gives us a preview of what the new color may look like, revealing that it will share the aggressive new look thatís being implemented across BMWís lineup.

Speaking with AutoExpress, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer stated that his company has not cancelled plans for a 3-series crossover as itís ďconsidered a volume builder with which we [BMW] can earn good money.Ē

Designers will be stressing the carís coupe characteristics just as they did with the X6 and new 5-series GT. Expect to see extremely short overhangs, pumped fenders and sporty alloy wheels. Pricing will also reflect the carís positioning above the standard 3-series on which it will be based. Along with an upcoming replacement for the X3, it will give BMW a vital rival to Audiís A4 Avant as well as the upcoming Q3 SUV
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:11 AM   #2
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To the BMW impostor: Who are you and what have you done with the real BMW?
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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More Venzas! whoo!
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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Just when I thought the designs were getting more appealing they do this...
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:45 PM   #5
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Just when I thought the designs were getting more appealing they do this...
Do what, that is just a speculative photo...nothing more. The GTs only purpose is to appeal more public that wants a wagon, but does not want the wagon look.

Not sure if that makes sense.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:04 PM   #6
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Yay, more pseudo SUV's!

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Old 06-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #7
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I am really on the fence with the 5er GT. My mind is saying sure I guess... while my head is shaking no.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:16 PM   #8
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Do what, that is just a speculative photo...nothing more. The GTs only purpose is to appeal more public that wants a wagon, but does not want the wagon look.

Not sure if that makes sense.
It looks like the one concept, and I thought the 5 was close to done. Either way I really don't like that new grill and lights that have been popping up.
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