By Chad Waite | January 30, 2012
One of the very first posts I ever wrote on the Daily Derbi was about how I absolutely hated the BMW 5-Series GT, basically an unsporty 5-series with a sporty sounding Gran Turismo abbreviation on it’s backside. It was and still is an incredibly heavy and incredibly ugly version of easily the best full-sized sports sedan available today and a vehicle that left a lot of people wonder ‘what exactly is it’? The Chaz Bono of the automotive world in other words.
It wasn’t just us, though. BMW missed their sales goals with the 5-Series GT and by a lot. It even got ranked as one of the most pointless vehicles of 2011…ok, maybe that one was just us, but we’re sure many of you agreed.
But now with BMW’s “to hell with everything that makes sense” approach to their future vehicle lineup, zee Germans have decided that it would be best to offer a GT variant of our beloved 3-Series. Yes, that’s right- a 3-Series GT.
Why? Well the obvious, three word answer is more storage space. But the truth is it’s likely just another unfortunate attempt to fill every nook and cranny of the automotive market with Bavarian vehicles. Honestly, this is the most ridiculous model offering since….well, since Saturday’s announcement of diesel M cars.
Three cheers for killing your brand!
Full photos over at Autoblog.