With a large number of models in the lineup, BMW decided to say goodbye to a number of product lines, including a very picky model – the 3 Series Gran Turismo.
According to a report from Autocar, the 3 Series GT lineup will not be part of BMW’s plan from 2020. This means that the remaining Gran Turismo at the dealership is your last chance to own the model. This fascinating sports car.
Earlier in May 2019, BMW Chairman Harald Krüger also confirmed that there will be no successor to the 3 Series GT after this generation – extracting the contents of the Q1 financial report. However, this is not entirely surprising because a BMW executive also confirmed the “death” in 2018.
It can be said that the 3 Series GT is a rather misshapen model when possessing the characteristics of crossovers or SUVs but is actually quite a fashionable combination of a wagon and sedan, serving a small group. Target customers of 3 Series.
Explaining this decision, Krüger confirmed that there was a financial reason behind that, ceasing production of the 3 Series GT was one of BMW’s cost-cutting measures.
In addition, a number of strategies to cut costs of German car companies in the coming years are also in the plan with the powertrain variants. BMW is expected to halve the number of engine options during its transition to using the new modular platform, which will start from 2021.