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maomario maomario
ugly !!!
Feb 14th, 2013 7:36pm
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-hh -hh
For years, there's been a small but loyal contingent of niche customers who have been desirous of a vechicle of pretty much this configuration ... ...it is a small luxury german *automobile*, but instead of the limited weekend utility of a mortal trunk, it has a liftback-hatchback-whateveryouwanttocallit for stuff more than groceries ... while also nimbly avoiding the driver-enthusiast compromises of an SUV. That it isn't a station wagon is a bonus, because wagons (and SUVs) usually have higher NVH interior noice from poor rear axle noise isolation. If the 3er GT is going to be available in the USA with a stick, that would be the icing on the cake. I've been sitting on the cash...just sign me up. -hh
Feb 7th, 2013 8:22pm
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Saw this at the New York auto show a few weeks ago. Damn thing is BIG...as in a mere 2 inches (5cm) narrower than my garage door's opening. The BMW representative alluded to it actually being built on the 5 Series platform, which I'd also believe. The big thing for me was that the liftback does (yes!) have a hard platform to minimize interior cabin noise. What remains to be seen are the engine/transmission combinations: what was shown in NYC was a 335 GT with an Automatic & X Drive for $48K ($47,745 w/destination charge). Thanks, but I'll take a stick and don't need that much motor (nor do I need X Drive), particularly as the wife doesn't want to see me break the pyschological $40K barrier. -hh
Apr 30th, 2013 3:17pm
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abc67 abc67
Wow! What a beauty! This is the way forward BMW! Never mind the conservative, backward looking, petrol-heads. Let them have SLKs and Subarus.
Feb 7th, 2013 5:50pm
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CReeds CReeds
So this is BMW's direct shot at the A5 Sportback? Love to see them together. The A5 will make the 3er look like the styling mess that it is.
Feb 7th, 2013 4:05pm
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xLumino xLumino
The GTs of BMW are so unproportionaly.. every brand could make better ones (Mondeo, Insignia, Laguna...)
Feb 7th, 2013 1:17am
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Grey Grey
omg after the epic fail that is the 5GT, you would figure bmw would learn their lesson!
Feb 7th, 2013 12:59am
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
To me this sounds like another fail like the 5 series GT
Feb 7th, 2013 12:26am
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Is it just me, or is that a lot of legroom for a 3 series?
Feb 6th, 2013 10:26pm
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tazcubed tazcubed
Optical illusion - probably a wide angle lens or photoshop. Look at the rear door - it conversely looks too small for ingress/egress.
Feb 7th, 2013 4:26am
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-hh -hh
It is built on the stretch chassis, so it does indeed have more rear seat legroom.
May 31st, 2013 12:28am
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Mark633CSi Mark633CSi
I know I'll get flamed for this but, I actually don't mind it.
Feb 6th, 2013 9:47pm
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SebXX SebXX
The windows are still too high... But else, might be good looking with tinted windows on a clear paint (silver, white...)
Feb 6th, 2013 9:22pm
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Shumy Shumy
the real spoiler is completely an a7 cheating
Feb 6th, 2013 8:51pm
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Yea, because the A7 was definitely the first car to have a retractable lip spoiler...
Feb 6th, 2013 10:24pm
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Shumy Shumy
show me another car in this shape (forgot how it is called) with a retractable lip
Feb 6th, 2013 10:48pm
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dbehmoaras dbehmoaras
Panamera.
Feb 7th, 2013 1:43am
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-hh -hh
@Shumy: the VW Corrado (1988-1995) was a shorter 2 door hatch, but it also had a retractable spoiler element. There was also the similar but also shorter-lived Chrysler Crossfire (2003-2007) in the USA.
May 31st, 2013 12:26am
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