BMW 3-Series GT Reportedly Going Out Of Production In 2020, Won’t Be Replaced

BMW is putting the finishing touches on the redesigned 3-Series, but a new report is suggesting the 3-Series GT won’t survive into the new generation.

Citing unnamed sources, BMW Blog is reporting the oddly styled hatchback will be dropped once the current car goes out of production in 2020. Nothing is official, but the publication says the latest report matches up with earlier rumors that suggested the 3-Series GT and 4-Series Gran Coupe would be merged into one model.

We’re taking the report with a grain of salt, but it’s possible that sales of the 3-Series GT never lived up to expectations. BMW doesn’t break down sales figures for individual model variants but, when the company introduced the facelifted 3-Series GT in 2016, the automaker said the car’s biggest markets were China, Germany and the United States. The company also said the majority of buyers were new to the BMW brand.

Of course, a lot of things have happened since the 3-Series GT was launched in 2013. Demand for crossovers has soared in the past few years, especially in markets such as China and the United States.

Given this shift in consumer preferences, it’s possible that BMW decided there wasn’t enough demand to warrant a second-generation 3-Series GT. The company could have also determined the massive 3- and 4-Series lineup – which includes a sedan, wagon, coupe, convertible, liftback and hatchback – was simply too large.

Even if the 3-Series GT does get dropped, customers will still be able to purchase the 3-Series Touring. The wagon is arguably better looking and more practical as it can hold up to 61.5 cubic feet (1,741.4 liters) of luggage. The wagon is also slightly more affordable as US pricing starts at $45,000 which is $400 less than the 3-Series GT.

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  • john1168

    Good riddance. If they made it more low slung like the Stinger, I think it would have looked way better but instead BMW made it tall-ish to give it an suv stance to take advantage of suv sales and instead, the vehicle looked awkward.

    • Burnermovement

      They did make a low slung version; the 4 Series Gran Coupe. Having both never made much sense to me. Good riddance indeed.

    • Dennis James

      I was actually amazed how the 5-series GT and 3-series GT survived for so long.

  • Earl Scheib

    Yeah… ok… that’s fine.

  • Once in a while, when you least expect it logic prevails. Well, better late than never.

    Sadly what has been seen can’t be unseen.

  • Belthronding

    thanks cosmos!

  • alexxx

    And strangely enough,i am seeing more and more this 3series GTs on the roads

    • pcurve

      Dealers must be offering some good trunk money on these.

    • DMJ

      The LCI model is not so ugly as the first one and they sell them with good discounts, at least here in Europe. I also see more on the roads.

  • Bo Hanan

    Take the 6-Series GT too. It’ more than done enough damage to all 6’s that came before it, and those that might come after.

  • I have seen more of these on the road recently and they actually don’t look that bad. Much better dynamics than a SUV.

  • Six_Tymes

    I have only seen ONE on the road since its release, so I am not surprised. people buying suv’s, why would they bother looking at this as an option. the low sales prove it, its toast.

  • N13MS

    When this garbage 3GT came one is when I knew I was done with BMW. They had officially lost their way. Couldn’t be happier now after switching to Tesla. Fantastic cars!

  • roy

    I see a lot of these in my city

  • fabri99

    Bye Felicia!

  • jayet123

    Why do they insist on merging the 4GC and the 3GT? There are way more gran coupe’s on the road on 3 GT’s. Look what they did to the 6 series with the GT, at least they are going to make an 8GC which will no doubt look astounding, but if they merged the 3 and 4 there would be nowhere for a potential gran coupe to squeeze into the line up and therefore only one hideous hatch that no one will buy

  • Eduardo Palandi

    won’t be missed. not a bad car in itself, but it is simply too much of a niche with no added benefits and some ugliness.

    I wouldn’t miss the 4 Gran Coupe, too.

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