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      12-17-2013, 03:49 PM   #60
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Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
Global sales of the 3er GT has exceed initial projection for 2013. Once we have two years of sales to look at whether it has been successful or otherwise then we can go ahead or not go ahead with the concept.

The 3er GT is sold in all global markets and this is where its success is coming from. Perhaps you would like to visit the F34 thread where we already have a core forum who have purchased that car.

The car has been presented to the BMW board this past week.
If you like the 3er GT M-Sport then you will like the M3 GT it has been M orientated with broader wheel arches and a similar aero packet albeit slightly amended because of the 3er GT's height. The 3er GT's facia stays the same.
If the main focus is GT, and the engine offered is a 3.0L Turbo, then of course sales will outperform expectation. HOwever, if the same engine is offered in wagons, then wagons will outshine in sales.

I'm speaking in terms of styling. They have no affluent aesthetic design. I choose a car based on styling and design: will this car still look good 5 or 6 years down the road? I couldn't care less about GTs.

Two years ago, I visited a dealership to test drive a 335is. THe sale rep was mentioning that "I can give you a good deal, and an awesome lease rate on a 5er GT". My initial response "no thank you". Then I proceeded to ask "How so?", "because they are sitting on our lot, and no one is buying them" replied the sales rep.

Go back in time, and do some research about Audi B5, B6, and B7 S4 avant. Many who purchased those were the younger crowds. WHY? The body style appealed to them. Thus, styling takes precedent, and many of BIMMERPOST crowd will agree with me.