It remains a mystery to us why the BMW GT models ever made it to the market. Sure, they're more capacious than the cars from which they're birthed (3-Series and 5-Series), and the convenient hatchback allows for easy access and gear storage. Too bad they're as ugly as a love child between Sandra Bernhard and Manuel Noriega. It seems that BMW is seeing the error of their ways by getting rid of at least one of them. The BMW's 3 Series GT that started selling back in 2013 might just get guillotined after only a few short years.
Recently, an anonymous source informed the folks at BMW Blog that 3-Series GT will come to and end largely because BMW realized it was spreading itself too thin with too may permutations of their cars. This comes long after the BMW 5-Series Wagon was nixed, a poor move in our books. It looks like the 3-Series Sports Wagon will also see the end, unfortunately. BMW was hoping that both GT hatchbacks would make up for the loss in sales from those two vehicles. Unfortunately, that hasn't been true for either.
BMW now wants to focus more of its energies and resources into the handsome 4-Series Gran Coupe, a vehicle whose idea stems from the BMW GTs but doesn't copy their bulbous looks. Oddly, the 3-Series GT costs $43,950, which is $2,000 more than the 4-Series Gran Coupe. Both cars even have the same powertrain offerings: a turbocharged 2.0-liter
No official word has been released by BMW yet on the 3-Series GT's end, and it seems that the 5-Series GT is also still for sale. Let's hope BMW wisens up and focuses on cars that don't have fit in every niche they can think of and instead blows both GT cars out of the proverbial orifice at the back end.