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2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited September 2014 in BMW

image2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test

The 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo could be an ideal car, but for editor James Riswick, it has one major flaw.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    I'm right there with you James. The 4 series GC is absolutely beautiful and if the world were a more rational place would become one of BMW's top selling sedans. Sadly the car world isn't rational and the 4GC will be a niche vehicle at best.
  • s197gts197gt Member Posts: 486
    i agree. it's ugly.
  • bassrockerxbassrockerx Member Posts: 24
    when you consider that it is roomier and also better to drive than the more expensive 5 series sedan the homely exterior can be forgiven. I do think it is funny how successful that BMW can be with a type of vehicle that honda has been failing with the crosstour/acura ZDX since it's launch. Seems like bmw has hit the nail on the head in the luxury segment as far as pracicality, luxury, and performance are concerned. too bad 90 percent of automotive purchases are emotional purchases instead of rational purchases.
  • bassrockerxbassrockerx Member Posts: 24
    haha @bankerdanny i posted my comment without reading the other comments first looks like we think alike!
  • emajoremajor Member Posts: 332
    Surprisingly, I'm OK with the way this car looks from any angle that doesn't include the front fascia. That rear 3/4 in the photo? Looks good to me.
  • actualsizeactualsize Member Posts: 451
    Right. This is much better proportioned than the 5-series GT.

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  • dgcamerodgcamero Member Posts: 148
    Yes, definitely better proportioned than the 5 GT, and I don't find the front offensive, but they need to work on the rear 3/4, and side profile detailing. I agree the A7 is a stunner, and I think that's mainly because it appears lower in the back than the front. It's like a well fed tom-cat ready to pounce on its prey, whereas the BMW GTs are a frightened, pregnant cat warding off a predator.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    And that's the thing - how come Audi does the hatchback/sedan thing correctly, right out of the chute. BMW got their [non-permissible content removed] kicked with the 5 GT, and now they come back with something...marginally better-looking? The Crosstour/ZDX? That's an unfair comparison - stylists at German car companies actually make a living wage - at Honda and Toyota, they're on food stamps.
  • boff_boff_ Member Posts: 51
    It's not frightfully ugly, but then the 3-series wagon is freakin gorgeous...why anyone would choose the GT ovr the wagon is beyond me...
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