Even for a company that specialises in specialist car niches, the quirky 3 Series Gran Turismo (GT) seemed like the answer to a question no one was asking. This mishmash of a hatchback and coupé gave it ungainly styling that didn’t make it one of BMW’s most popular models and buyers didn’t seem to know quite where it fitted in. Now the Bavarian car maker has decided to drop the car from its future line-up, with BMW Group CEO Harald Krueger announcing that the current 3 Series GT won’t be replaced when it comes to the end of its life cycle.

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