No successor to the BMW 3-series Gran Turismo, fewer variants and ’less complexity’.
The southern German automobile giant has decided to cut the excess fat from the wings in an attempt to keep the exchange rate through a turbulent period. It means, first of all, to the brand newly launched 3 series will not be available in a ’Gran Turismo’version, as it has been possible since 2013.
It confirms the BMW in a press release and Automotive News Europe have described.
BMW 3-series Gran Turismo is the vehicle manufacturer's bid for a practical car that takes the best from the rebels 3-series and combines it with higher ceilings and larger luggage compartment.
the Result is a model that by design have shared the waters since its birth, but which, according to the BMW is in demand among the customers.
Big investments in electric cars and increased competition were, according to Automotive News BMW's profit to fall with the next eight percent in 2018. At the same time, the producer is supposedly the mark of falling car sales in Europe, as toldkrigen between the UNITED states and China has put pressure on the manufacturer, building a number of models in the UNITED states.
On the ledelsesgangen in Munich expect the manufacturer's financial chief, Nicolas Peter, that the trend will continue this year.
- We expect that the whole sector will continue to experience strong headwinds in 2019. In light of the current development, we intend to expand and intensify the work (to reduce costs, red.), he says according to the media.
Automotive News has aired the news for the analyst Juergen Pieper from Bankhaus Metzler, and he welcomes the decision to cut the 3-series Gran Turismo.
- No one will miss the cars, he says to the media, adding that automakers are not supermarkets - there is no good reason to sell everything’.