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    • BMW is disappointed with 5 series GT (F07) sales - BMW wishes it kept the 5 series wagon instead

      Big surprise, AutoNews reports the 5 series GT is a failure. Sometimes creating too many niches can bite you in the behind and that is exactly what happened to BMW with the 5 GT. Head of BMW North America, Jim O'Donnel, said he wishes the company had not stopped selling the 5 series wagon instead of the 5 series GT which he thought wagon owners would switch to, "The disappointment I have is that I thought a lot of our 5-series station wagon customers would go with the GT. In point of fact, that is not happening. We have lost those customers to the competition, mainly to Mercedes-Benz."

      BMW expected sales up to 8,000 units per year. They sold only 2,848 5 series GT's in 2010 and 720 in 2011. When asked about bringing the 5 wagon back O'Donnel stated it may be too late for this generation but the 3 series wagon will definitely still be for sale in the US. Way to go BMW, maybe instead of giving us crap we don't want try giving us things we do like the M3 GTS. You said there was no business case for the GTS or CSL in the United States yet someone at BMW decided the 5 GT was a good idea? We hope every single one you don't sell reminds you how wrong you were.


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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        STUPID car, it's ugly, it's so damn heavy, it's so pricey, not practical as a proper wagon, and it makes me sick.
        want to do the right thing ? bring 5er wagon to U.S, and cancel the 3er GT !
        If they bring the a 3 GT or 4 series GT to market they clearly are not learning their lesson.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        I should meet the mother $#@!er behind this stupid GT program,5GT is supposed to compete A7 and CLS ? haha what a joke.
        3 GT makes more sense, but it's like saying "walking topless makes more sense than walking without panties" they both are sooo wrong.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        I should meet the mother $#@!er behind this stupid GT program,5GT is supposed to compete A7 and CLS ? haha what a joke.
        3 GT makes more sense, but it's like saying "walking topless makes more sense than walking without panties" they both are sooo wrong.
        Hahahhaahha! I had to rep this for the sheer awesomeness.
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        The interior of the car is really nice and obviously is the same as the new F10 5 Series. If they do intend to build a 3 Series GT it should look like this!

        Click here to enlarge
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Disgusting car. I'm happy I won't be seeing it anymore hopefully with the Epic failure............
      1. MiamiAMG's Avatar
        MiamiAMG -
        I have never understood that car? WTF is it supposed to be? Hideously ugly.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by deemo319 Click here to enlarge
        The interior of the car is really nice and obviously is the same as the new F10 5 Series. If they do intend to build a 3 Series GT it should look like this!

        http://www.bimmerboost.com/images/im...seriesgt-1.jpg
        Now that looks nice!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by MiamiAMG Click here to enlarge
        I have never understood that car? WTF is it supposed to be? Hideously ugly.
        Never understood it either and I am glad BMW is getting beat up over it, they deserve it.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        well atleast they realized it was a utter complete failure Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        well atleast they realized it was a utter complete failure Click here to enlarge
        It only took thousands of them sitting on lets to get it through their heads.

        Someone at BMW actually thought this car made more sense than selling an M3 GTS in the United States... FIRE THAT PERSON.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        well atleast they realized it was a utter complete failure Click here to enlarge
        What's ghe point? Cuz they didn't get their lesson, if they did they would cancel 3GT in a sec.