By Gunnar Heinrich | IMG AutoBild via BMWBlog
HOW many sub niches can a car company possibly entertain?
BMW’s brought us the X6 – it’s bulbous form’s a stretch for many Bimmerphiles, to be sure. And now the 5er GT, a useful concept at creating a luxurious chariot for long distance cruising.
But a 3-Series GranTurismo? Really?
Bear in mind, that for those who likes hatches – there’s already the 1er 5-door on sale in Europe.
Is GT just that moniker which will replace the old “Touring” “Estate” or “Station Wagon” tags?
It seems like auto makers are at pains to call stretched five door versions of their sedans as anything but…I challenge you to think of a m.y. ’10 car (other than a Volvo) that’s referred to as a “wagon”.
If rumors prove true, and those Auto Bilders are right, matters in Munich may just be slipping out of hand.
Remember the core, BMW!