BMW 3-Series GT Owner Subconsciously Wanted A Honda Type R

When BMW came out with the 3-Series Gran Turismo back in 2013, most weren’t exactly thrilled with its design that was, well, not bad, yet also not one of Bavaria’s finest moments.

The thing that some people didn’t realize was that by using the China-only long wheelbase sedan chassis for the 3 GT, BMW managed to create a car that’s shockingly extremely spacious and practical, comfortable and not at all bad to drive.

One would think that, upon investing in such a model, you’d understand its purpose and give its due credit. We guess most do, but some beg to differ. Take for example the owner of this dual-tone 3 GT who, for some reason, decided that what their car needed was a Honda Civic Type R “mod”.

Also Read: Honda Bumps Civic Type R Starting Price To $37,230 For 2020

Aside from the small rear window louvers (which should impact rear visibility), the car also boasts multiple new badges that don’t belong, such as the ‘Type R’ badge found on the fuel cap, or the ‘Racing’ logo on the tailgate.

It’s safe to say that this BMW doesn’t look any more sportier than it did – just odd. As for the photo itself, it seems to have originated from Indian website Team-BHP, although we actually found it on Reddit’s main thread for bad car mods, where it arguably belongs.

By the way, if you really want is a somewhat sporty looking version of the 3-Series Gran Turismo, just go with an M Sport variant and be done with it.

  • Bash

    I’m not sure which is more bad enough the fact that the 3 series GT is obviously not good that even the over-designed typeR could be a better alternative.

    • Ronan

      Over designed? Guess that’s one way to put it after it destroyed the competition.

      • DMJ

        He isn’t talking about performance, he is talking about design. You may like it, but it screams “look at me”, something that a Golf R, a Mégane RS or a Hyundai I30 N don´t have.

  • Bo Hanan
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  • Rev Mike, Esq.

    I had a 2015 335GT MSport, MPPK, custom ordered. Best car I’ve ever had. 3 years and the only service it ever got was oil changes and wipers. Also made 404whp and 435wlb/ft. I miss that car. My current X3 has been pretty trouble free also, but it’s lacking the performance (despite having a different version of the same engine), and sound of the GT. Plus, way smaller inside. I won’t miss this one when it goes back next year for an M550.

  • William rowe

    I never seen a person want to make their car look like it is below what they brought to begin with lol

  • TheBelltower

    Now this is taking badge engineering a bit too far. More like “decal engineering”

  • TB

    That is probably one of the most stupidest things I’ve seen….ever.

  • ksegg

    This is awesome. I enjoyed seeing a 2006 Mercedes C230 AMG GT-R M5 Competition Edition this morning. Really limited production guys, 1 of 1 in the world.

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