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Old 01-01-2012, 08:28 AM
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Can you tell me the difference in drive from the GT and the X6. While don't look exactly alike (I personally find the X6 to be a muscle-y looking GT). What would the advantages of the GT be over the X6?
the gt is the north american avant, as we don't get the real avant. i don't think true wagons sell anymore in the 'land of the suv'. i agree though, the margin between the x6 and gt is thin.

i suspect after bmw sorts out the 2+2 segment (which the x6 was before 2012), one of these models may disappear. on the other hand. MB seems to have a zillion models, so BMW may be able to support and keep these niches alive.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:23 AM
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the gt is the north american avant, as we don't get the real avant. i don't think true wagons sell anymore in the 'land of the suv'. i agree though, the margin between the x6 and gt is thin.

i suspect after bmw sorts out the 2+2 segment (which the x6 was before 2012), one of these models may disappear. on the other hand. MB seems to have a zillion models, so BMW may be able to support and keep these niches alive.
Unfortunately, the GT has lower sales numbers than the outgoing wagon on a per variant basis. Maybe in the future we will have two GT variants and two wagon variants, rather than the current four and zero.
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Congrats Capo! Quite a change from the most controversial BMW to the most celebrated. I know you loved the GT but the M3 is in another league. Program M-drive to DCT - D5, Power button on and Servotronic - Sport. Then give her the beans on a nice deserted back road and let us know how long it took to get the grin off your face . When broken in of course...
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:29 AM
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Nissan GT-R costs a bit more but offers you much more.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:07 PM
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Nissan GT-R costs a bit more but offers you much more.
Agree. It's the best sports car car under a 100k.
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