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SPIED! BMW F34 3er GT: Spy Pics - Renders - Info

Discussion in '3 Series' started by south, Mar 24, 2011.

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  1. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

  2. EnI

    EnI Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

    We are very close to 3er GT FEP! Weeks ...
  3. Beemer B773ER

    Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

    Not sure if it's been answered before, but will the 3er GT be shown as an almost-production-ready 'Concept' (ala: 5 GT), or just unveiled in production form ?
  4. Betty Swollocks

    Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

    I'll bet good money that there will be a concept 3er GT at Paris in September, followed by a production world premier at Geneva in March next year.
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    • Beemer B773ER

      Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

      That makes sense. Many of the recent new-addition models, such as the original X3, X1, X6, 5GT, 6GC were initially previewed with near-production-ready Concept's.





    • EnI

      EnI Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

      Could be ... but there are two other contenders for the pre-prod Concepts in Paris, beside 3er Gran Turismo: 4er Coupe (to announce upcoming 4-Series nomenclature) & 1er COMPACtive Sports Tourer (to preview BMW FWD minivan). IMO the latest one has the most "Breaking News!" factor, and this best chance to be presented as a Concept before being launched.

      X3 was a new "series", so was the X1. X6 was a completely new idea - a SAC. So was the 5er GT - a luxury cross-over / hatchback. 6er GC was BMW's first 4dr coupe.

      So in this regard 3er GT isn't that special. 4er Coupe is a known car with different badge (eg. the same MB did with CLK --> E-coupe). While 1er CT is a completely new design & model, not to mention first BMW FWD model.

      In this respect eg. future sub-1er has better chances to be shown as a Concpet than eg. X4.

      Btw, BMW have registered some interesting trademarks lately ... more in a dedicated thread. :)
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      • Betty Swollocks

        Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

        And the Z4 Coupe.


        And the 6 Series Coupe

      • EnI

        EnI Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member


        Not to mention the M Concepts.
      • Beemer B773ER

        Beemer B773ER Well-Known Member

        Not to mention the CS Concept ...... oh wait.... :(:unsure::cry:

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        • Human

          Human You. The Road. Nothing else.





          Like a 5-Series GT, only smaller and more attractive

          Our spies have snapped some rather interesting photos of what we have always assumed was the BMW 3-Series GT.
          The latest pictures reveal the prototype is equipped with the front fascia and taillights from the BMW 4-Series. This leads to speculation that the model will actually be called the 4-Series GT.
          Regardless of the name, the model will be offered with a variety of engines sourced from the 3-Series. As such, petrol choices could include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 184 PS (135 kW / 181 hp), a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo with 245 PS (187 kW / 251 hp) and a twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six with 306 PS (225 kW / 302 hp). On the diesel side, there could be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with outputs of 116 PS (85 kW / 114 hp), 143 PS (105 kW / 141 hp) and 184 PS (135 kW / 182 hp).
          The model could be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, before going on sale in March 2013.
        • Levi68

          Levi68 Banned

          ^ Actually that is the 4 GC.
        • Centurion

          Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

          Good point. BMW are going all out and it's not pretty certain that that 4er badge will be a yes.

          3er Sedan
          3er Touring
          3er GT

          4er Coupe
          4er Cabrio
          4er Gran Coupe
        • mini_cooper4

          mini_cooper4 Well-Known Member

          The 6-Series Concept is the best looking BMW coupe never produced... it looks so much better than the production version :)
        • EnI

          EnI Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

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          • klier

            klier Member

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            Niiiice, Eni! Great scoop! Not much to be seen really, but the roofline looks pretty good!

            The Hofmeister has evolved into something that can hardly be called a Hofmeister Kink, though.. Still it looks good.
          • K-A

            K-A Banned

            Could be mistaken for an Accord Crosstour from there.
          • mini_cooper4

            mini_cooper4 Well-Known Member

            Thanks a lot for sharing that picture with us, Eni !!!!
            That's a real contribution to our forum!
            Keep us well informed about the 4er too, please :)
          • EMpower

            EMpower Well-Known Member

            I read somewhere a while back that BMW will have Hofmeister kink as design signature for only mainstream sedans and coupes. The SAV, SACs and GTs will have a evolutionary kink as their own design signature kink identifying the each line. Not sure how much of it is true. Maybe Eni or Scott can confirm.
          • BimmerFan

            BimmerFan Active Member

            that looks more like the X4 frame
          • EnI

            EnI Well-Known Member GCF Guru Contributing Member

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