F34 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismos Starts Production - To be Revealed at Pairs Motor Show

by Tim Jones on July 31, 2012, 12:29 pm
BMW F34 3 Series Gran Turismos starts production

The love it or hate it Gran Turismos styled F34 5 door hatch back version of 3 series F34 has gone into production. This spy photo shows a production chassis rolling down BMW's factory line. We've seen spy shots of pre-production test mules running around for a few years now. BMW seems to have delayed bringing the car to market, which led to speculate that BMW had axed the 3 GT program. With this chassis spied on the assembly line it looks like the 3 Series GT is back on.

The F34 3 Series GT is the baby sibling to the F07 5 Series Gran Turismos that launched before the F10 5 Series but shares many design attributes of the 5 series sedan. the 5 GT has been a sales flop in the US but a huge success overseas. Weak US sales caused BMW to adjusted their strategy with the 3 series GT and push back the release.

BMW 3 series GT rendering

Unlike the bigger 5 series GT the 3 GT has a pointy rear window making it the only F3x 3 series without a Hofmeister kink. We've also spied the 3 GT with a pop up rear spoiler, another first for the 3 series line. What other first the 3 series GT will have be revealed at the 2012 Paris Auto show at the end of September, we will have full coverage of the show, including the F34 3 Series GT.

With poor US sales of the 5 series GT and F33 wagon coming to the US it isn't likely the F34 will make it state side. I for one am not disappointed as I think BMW's GT designs are hideous. Is anyone disappointed that the 3 Series GT will not be coming to the US or do you think it is as ugly as I do?

Photo credit dBola and Auto Express


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9 responses to F34 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismos Starts Production - To be Revealed at Pairs Motor Show

beden1 commented:
July 31, 2012, 12:36 pm

Doesn't look like much headroom for the rear passengers.
OBS3SSION commented:
July 31, 2012, 1:18 pm

With the F31 wagon coming, I'm happy. I don't need need or want a fugly abomination.
mmlocke commented:
July 31, 2012, 1:33 pm

Why do we think this is a 3er GT? No Hofmeister Kink! Looks like a Honda Accord Crosstour to me (and others)
laser commented:
July 31, 2012, 3:00 pm

Looks like a small kink is there on the red car trim ..... hopefully this is for the Chinese market and we won't have to avert our eyes here in the US .......
SabirH commented:
August 7, 2012, 8:25 pm

who the hell in north america wants the 3 series GT?
3ismagic# commented:
August 7, 2012, 8:30 pm

Nein Danke!
brkf commented:
August 7, 2012, 8:31 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by SabirH View Post
who the hell in north america wants the 3 series GT?
Same people who want to buy the x6 but can't afford it?
justinnum1 commented:
August 7, 2012, 8:36 pm

I think it looks kind of cool
NewToCarBuying commented:
August 7, 2012, 8:51 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by justinnum1 View Post
I think it looks kind of cool
Looks really ugly imo