TTAC Photochop: BMW 3-Series Shooting Brake

Andrei Avarvarii
by Andrei Avarvarii
ttac photochop bmw 3 series shooting brake

Early last month I showed you my impression of the future BMW 3 Series PAS. I promised a look at the other 3-wagon derivative, the shooting brake. Et voila! I've allways had a soft spot for the shooting brake. Their mixture of style and practicality makes me wonder why this genre isn't more popular. I imagined the Bavarian model with a glass roof (very popular with wagons and sports model these days), big wheels and a sloping back (enough to get a clear difference between this and the "normal" wagon). I've also included the side ornament present on the CS Concept and on the recently shown 7-Series. Bespoke LED lights and other details should differentiate the car from the rest of the 3s. The idea of an old Aston Martin's perfume mixed with the dynamics of the latest Bimmer makes me excited to see this car in the flesh.

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  • Edgett Edgett on Jul 07, 2008

    Perhaps those of us who do not like ugly cars can convince BMW to dump Bangle and hire Avarvarii. This is a beautiful design which thankfully lacks the Bangle swoops and cheesy cutlines. Thanks, Andrei!

  • Mirko Reinhardt Mirko Reinhardt on Jul 07, 2008

    So... is the 3-door 1-series a shooting brake?

  • Andrei Avarvarii Andrei Avarvarii on Jul 07, 2008

    @ Mirko Reinhardt No, the 3-door 1-Series is "just" a hatchback. Shooting brakes were originally a special coach-build derived from a coupe or a roadster. A good example from BMW would be the Z3 Coupe. The best example that comes to my mind is the 1992 Aston Martin Virage Shooting Brake.

  • BlueBrat BlueBrat on Jul 07, 2008

    Eugh. With no offense to your skills Andrei, but I do not like this.