5 door variants of popular saloons have been commonplace in Europe for decades, albeit in a price band a few thousand euros cheaper, but what BMW appears to be doing slightly differently is to offer not only a lift back for better access to the boot (trunk), but also increased passenger space too. Do Americans get the A5 sportback?
American's will not understand this, and they will complain. Europeans will probably understand it, but will have a raft of similar cars to choose from - and so if 3GT is 'challenging' to look at, they might not buy it either.... and so it will fall to the Chinese and the rest of Asia to buy it.... and since that's were the money is... ...
3/15 to i8, and everything in between (yep, even including the F07 and F20)