Rumor: BMW 3 Series GT to be phased out in next-generation 3 Series

3-Series, 4-Series, Rumors | January 2nd, 2017 by 17
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When it comes to market in 2019, the next-generation G20 3 Series might lose a family member. According to sources, the 3 Series Gran Turismo …

When it comes to market in 2019, the next-generation G20 3 Series might lose a family member. According to sources, the 3 Series Gran Turismo is likely to be phased out and somewhat replaced by a new 4 Series Gran Coupe. Same source says BMW realized the challenges of selling both models side-by-side and the decision to build just one of those practical models was an easy one.

Despite having a well balanced and sporty design, the 3 Series GT has always been the step brother of the 3 and 4 Series family, while the 4 Series Gran Coupe has been seen as an attractive choice for those that want the spirit and looks of a 4 Series Coupe with the additional and practical two door design.

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The next-generation BMW G20 3 Series is rumored to feature a radical and fresh design, and it’s set to arrive in 2018. The 4 Series is set to arrive just a year later and will continue to offer coupe and convertible models as well. Sources say the G20 3 Series will feature some cutting edge design lines, with more sculpted surfaces than the current generation and more luxurious looks. The use of chrome is an interesting choice since it denotes both a sporty and premium design.

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The dimensions are pretty much the same as the current generation F30, with the exception of the wheelbase which is about 7cm longer.

Both series will continue to be the bread-and-butter of the overall BMW sales while competing in one of the toughest car segments today.

17 responses to “Rumor: BMW 3 Series GT to be phased out in next-generation 3 Series”

  1. John says:

    OK That’s good. Just please bring the 340i Touring to North America.

  2. Kaisuke971 says:

    Oh no don’t tell me they’re gonna merge the 3GT and the 4GC just like they’re doing with the 5GT and the 6GC -_-“

  3. hosen says:

    3GT is more practical than 4GC. it has more space and higher drive position.

  4. Giom says:

    It might be rebadged as a 4 Series GT. The 3 GT didn’t do too badly… why would they carry on the 6GT and not the 3…?

  5. TheBingoBalls says:

    The 3GT is a tough sell that dealers are having trouble selling them and offering great deals for consumers and giving their employees a flat commission for it. We can’t blame BMW for trying, clearly the 3GT is a tough sell and I hope they really are considering removing the 3GT and putting resources into other models new or old.

  6. Winomax says:

    Can’t help but feel that’s insulting to the spectacular to the 440 Gran Coupe.

  7. 2sfhim says:

    “well balanced and sporty design” Are you blind?

  8. Arunabh says:

    So, is the G20 3 series’s design going to be complete departure from current design language of BMW?

    How firm is this news?

  9. jason bourne says:

    Good riddance.

  10. Mike Vella says:

    It’s semi-weird looking, but it’s a good car, IMO. I had one as a loaner for a weekend and liked it. The hatch came in handy as well.

  11. Rick says:

    Good riddance! Although it is more spacious and practical than the sedan and wagon it is just too ugly.

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