What's Wrong With This Picture: Two Mules, One Market Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

As we’ve already seen, BMW is building a record number of variants of its next-generation 3 Series, including “GT” hatchback and X4 “Sport Activity Coupe.” But as this photo shows, there is at least one other Dreier bodystyle that we hadn’t heard about yet: the long wheelbase sedan (top). Given the brand’s post-Bangle swing towards extreme styling consistency, the decision between a LWB 3 series and a 5 series seems to have serious head-scratching potential… but it’s not something we’ll have to worry about. The LWB sports sedan will only be sold in China, according to Auto Motor und Sport, where upmarket buyers favor chauffeurs… even in the Ultimate Driving Machine.

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  • Info Info on Aug 02, 2011

    The 3 series is now smaller that the Honda Civic so it makes sense for BMW to move its size upstream especially now that they have the i-series...that said I love the 3 series at its current size.

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Mar 02, 2023

    What is Edward Niedermeyer doing here?

  • Sgeffe Sgeffe on Mar 02, 2023

    TTAC Wayyyyyyyyy-back Machine, apparently!

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Mar 02, 2023

    Time travel. 2011 comments on a 2023 'posting' -- and a majority of posters don't notice. 😉