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BMW 3 Series GT won't be replaced

BMW is to rationalise its line-up by killing the 3 Series GT and reducing the available models on a global scale.

BMW has confirmed its 3 Series GT won’t be replaced when the current version bites the dust in the next few years. 

Part of a brand-wide cost-cutting mission to save more than €12 billion in the brand's first quarter 2019 financial report, the 3 Series GT and other engine variants in the brand’s global range will be axed.

BMW chairman Harold Krüger confirmed that "there won't be a successor" to the current 3 Series GT in the report.

The 3 Series GT interior features the same dashboard layout as the last 3 Series. The 3 Series GT interior features the same dashboard layout as the last 3 Series.

Launched in 2013, the 3 Series GT was meant to combine the styling of a sedan with the practicality of a wagon, and is longer and wider than both regular 3 Series variants for more interior space. Its wheelbase is 110mm longer than the last generation 3 on which it's based.

BMW Australia currently offers two variants of the 3 Series GT range - the entry-point 320d ($73,100) and the 330i $(80,000) above it. Both are priced significantly above 3 Series sedan and wagon equivalents. 

The 3 Series GT is available in two variants in Australia. The 3 Series GT is available in two variants in Australia.

Other cost-cutting measures from BMW include reducing half of the available drivetrains by 2021, as well as reducing complexity of vehicles and shortening the development time for new vehicles by up to a third to enhance speed to market.

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