Yet Another Rumor: Next BMW M3 Sedan Replaced by Hatchback M3 Gran Turismo?

Featured Posts, Rumors | October 23rd, 2010 by 37
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Roundel stirs up debate in the BMW world. In the latest issue of the magazine, an article around the BMW M3 Sedan being replaced by …

Roundel stirs up debate in the BMW world. In the latest issue of the magazine, an article around the BMW M3 Sedan being replaced by an M3 Gran Turismo has already begun to create controversy in the BMW world.

Following the same principle as the 5 Series GT, the designers are looking to create an M3 Gran Turismo vehicle that would be able to compete with cars like the RS4 Avant or Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG T-Modell.

It is not the first time we hear about the M3 Sedan being phased out in the next generation, but it is certainly a premiere that an M3 Gran Turismo is thrown into the mix. We have already learned that the company will be producing a 3 Series Gran Turismo vehicle when the new generation 3 Series launches.

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Just an unrealistic rendering by InsideLine

Despite being published and republished by respectable automotive magazines, we still advise you to take these rumors with a grain of salt.

InsideLine goes even further and creates an atrocious looking rendering of an M3 Gran Turismo, using as the starting point the current M3 Sedan bodystyle.

P.S. Ignore the license plate on the car.

[Source: Roundel via m3post ]

37 responses to “Yet Another Rumor: Next BMW M3 Sedan Replaced by Hatchback M3 Gran Turismo?”

  1. M6 fan says:

    Omg, that’s ugly!

  2. Omar says:

    OMG.. that car is a crime to human vision

  3. BMW_135_M says:

    Wtf? So ugly my eyes start to bleed.

  4. jimmy says:

    this is the most stupid rumor I’ve ever read

  5. n8n says:

    Damn it’s ugly hahahaha xD it was rendered by some blind guy or what? :D

  6. Badger says:


  7. Jacek Czmer says:


  8. Marco B says:

    UGLY! BMW should just stop doing the hatchback thing…. the 5’er GT was weird enough but this takes the cake.

    M3 should be what it should be: a sedan/coupe.

  9. osXcode says:

    BMW would never make something that ugly, that’s just a photoshop massacre of the current 3.

  10. Vaybach Khan says:

    thats just some really bad render,how stupid u have to b to think this is the real thing…
    and im suprised horatiu ,u could put some better render come on…
    about rumor,its very good decision ,there just no need of sedan m3 if we have gt,which will be much more sporty then 5gt…that would be a great car…but theres big chance for m3 sedan too…time will tell

    • wazon8 says:

      Well said, 3-er body plus 5GT rear end cannot be real thing. Someone could at least play better with proportions. The worst thing I’ve ever seen.

  11. Horatiu B. says:

    Here is what I wrote guys: “InsideLine goes even further and creates an atrocious looking rendering of an M3 Gran Turismo” The emphasis is on “rendering” and “atrocious”.

    It’s just a rendering people, even if it comes out, it will NEVER look remotely like this. You guys know BMW can do better than this

  12. Simon Dai says:

    The last 3 letters on the plate sum it up nicely! LOL

  13. Efoza says:

    Perfect choice. Having already seen the 5 GT M idea being floated within BMW circles. the 3 GT M is only a natural move for those who cannot afford the 5 GT M. This would be perfect move by BMW given the standard 5 Gt’s huge success.

  14. T says:

    Seriously , it is something being considered.
    The next GT variant for the 3er follows the design formula by the 5er GT, individual from the regular 5er but still has the DNA of the 5er.

    With the 3er GT This is BMW’s opprtunity to introduce something entirely different for the Premium entry segment. A facsimile of the 5er GT would not translate well for the 3er as Premium Entry customers like their sedans , coupes and Tourings more dynamic and more sporting. The 3er GT becomes much sleeker and lower than the 5er GT.
    It is based on the extended wheelbase 3er that will arrive in the Chinese market offering more space than the regular F30.
    The overall look of the car is similar to the outline of the original CS Concept Car bringing a new model to the 3er but enhancing the image of the 3er .

    3er GT and the 5er GT share the same bloodline so there is simularities in design details- such as a high belt line and headlights which flick up at the corners .
    The 3er GT loses the twin-trunk idea from the 5er GT and becomes a simple fast back with conventional hatch.

    When you see it (in Concept form) You will actually see why BMW are considering the M3 to realise this form,
    There will be no M5 GT.

  15. Ben says:

    So BMW decided to compete with the Audi RS4 avant and Mercedes AMG C63 T but not the 4 door RS4 and C63? How lame is that. It is the same as admitting that it can’t compete in the 4-door segment against the competition.

    The last thing BMW needs to do is to add weight to the M3 such as in the case of the Gran Turismo.

  16. ToddJames says:

    Leave the performance hatchback stuff to Subaru…..

  17. this reminds of the E36 3-series ti models they had back in the 90s

    • Doug says:

      Yeah, but that was just a 2-door hatchback, it was still low and sporty. This is not low and sporty. Actually, it’s good that you pointed this out, that’s *exactly* what they need to do here, not crossovers or clubmans or shooting brakes.

  18. M5POWER says:

    Owh my GOD that’s a NO from me! Look at the license plate (the three last letters) LAWL!

  19. Tom says:

    Just a rendering everyone

  20. Wooo hoo. says:

    Why WHY WHY?! WTF is BMW doing to themselves?!

    This vein that BMW has tapped into is a direction that I hate to see. More focus on ‘compact’ and hatchbacks? WTF is going on Here!?

  21. using jquery says:

    the licence plate says it all, OMG WTF!

  22. viper says:

    anoter crap designed bmw , that will probably come to life

  23. Jaao says:

    HA, that is just HILARIOUS! Look at it, what a rendering, what an idea ROFLOL

  24. StraightSix says:

    This has to be the ugliest rendering I have ever seen.

  25. Kenee says:

    There is a lot of talk about the 5 GT and whether it was just a test run for BMW or not within the car engineering sector. many are now talking about the buzz created about a possible 5 GT M. Perhaps this is why this photo is appearing on a hype site such as this blog. I don’t know. What I have heard from some within BMW is that they are seriously considering the 5 GT M BUT it is unlikely to go ahead for reason of the current economic problems all over the world. Perhaps the plan is to save the fun bit for the 6 GT or GC whichever it will finally be called. As to a possible 3 GT M, it is more likely than not. After all, the feed back from all sale sectors of the 5 GT so far has been very good despite its photo looks.

  26. kday says:

    its doesn’t look bad actually.

  27. tweer says:

    Please do this just to annoy viper and his alter ego troll buddies.

  28. Guest says:

    Looks like a potato bug

  29. Viper says:

    well it doesnt look too bad

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