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      10-05-2018, 04:48 AM   #1
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BMW Pulls the Plug on the 3 Series GT
The G24 3 Series GT had been previously cited on BIMMERPOST in July of this year, as being canceled based on leaked information.

This week at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, BMW’s global development chief Klaus Fröhlich confirmed to motoring.com.au that there are no plans to bring the 3 Series Gran Turismo into the next generation.

While the 3 Series Touring and 4 Series Coupe and Convertible, as well as the high-performance M3 and M4 models, will inevitably follow the 3 Series Sedan onto the market in due time, there won’t be a new 3 Series Gran Turismo.

Fröhlich points to a shrinking audience for the 3 Series GT, exacerbated by the market demand and expansion of BMW's X models.

“Things are changing,” said Fröhlich. “When we did the GT we saw that in demographic change people want to sit a little more upright. But then you saw X1 and X3 you can sit upright and you feel younger. So this segment is under pressure from SUVs, which are having no disadvantage in fuel consumption or in ride and handling.”





“Segments are growing and shrinking and you have to always be careful,” he adds.

“Some cars we will always try and this doesn’t mean they have to be proceeded with.”

Fröhlich admits that producing more variants of the same model range does not necessarily translate into higher sales figures.

“There are seven or eight 3 and 4 Series derivatives. You can do 10 derivatives but you will not sell more,” he said.

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      10-05-2018, 06:43 AM   #2
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Don't know why they made these monstrosities to begin with. How many models does BMW need?
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I suspect the G32 6 Series GT will also not see a follow up. BMW hasn't even bothered to add an N63-powered model like the last generation had.

These GTs are too close in form and function to the X4/X6 which are already low volume vehicles themselves.
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to no one's surprise.

i don't get this. wasn't the previous 5-series GT the biggest flop of its generation? so they decide to double down and build the 3-series GT...


EDIT: AND THERE'S A 6-SERIES GT??! what is going on around here??
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AND THERE'S A 6-SERIES GT??! what is going on around here??
The 6 GT is just the new name for the former 5 GT.
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Don't know why they made these monstrosities to begin with. How many models does BMW need?
Agreed. Not a fan of these type of cars at all.

I hardly ever see them in any case.
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Amen. All the GT models looked terrible.
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The GT models were FUGLY and won't be missed! See ya!
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"But then you saw X1 and X3 you can sit upright and you feel younger."



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Best model cancel news possible. They are an eyesore on the roads
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Please discontinue all gran turismos!
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Great, now let's get a MT option on the G20. Take one give one BMW!
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I hope the 6GT joins it in hell soon, and that the 4GC lives.
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This is what happens when BMW tries to force a car on us that we don't want. People voted with their wallets and the 3GT lost. I am sure the 6GT (formerly 5GT) will follow.
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Good riddance to this monstrosity
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