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Gamite
02-13-2009, 12:33 AM
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/02/bmw-5-series-gt-breaks-cover-580.jpg

Here they are ladies and gentleman, the first photos of the BMW 5 Series GT, Gran Turismo or Progressive Activity Sedan. So what do we have here? A combination between the 7 Series and CS Concept. The BMW 5 Series GT has wheelbase length comparable to the new 7 Series long-wheelbase. As we learned yesterday, due to this, the cabin space is quite large, with lots of legroom and space in the back.

The taillights are similar to the 7 Series, L-shaped and larger than usual. Upfront, BMW continues the trend started by the new 7 Series with a large front-grille. The headlights clearly remind me of the now canceled/postponed BMW CS Concept.

As we expected and guessed, the coupe-rear shape comes from the X6, but with a little bit more headroom. In the back, the hatchback style trunk with the glass that lifts up, is not as bad as some people expected and I believe it fits the car properly. From these photos, we can see the impressive trunk space, something that buyers will enjoy.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/02/bmw-5-series-gt-breaks-cover011.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/02/bmw-5-series-gt-breaks-cover013.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/02/bmw-5-series-gt-breaks-cover016.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/02/bmw-5-series-gt-breaks-cover017.jpg

scottyp
02-13-2009, 01:00 AM
...interesting...

BMW_7
02-13-2009, 01:01 AM
OH GOD WHAT THE FUK IS THIS TURD!!!! BMW making crossovers now???

Gamite
02-13-2009, 01:03 AM
OH GOD WHAT THE FUK IS THIS TURD!!!! BMW making crossovers now???

X6 is a crossover

BMW_7
02-13-2009, 01:05 AM
X6 is a crossover

well I figured crossovers = cars + minivans

X6 still at least looks like a SUV just bicause it has big wheels. Honestly this is just a step away from the minivan.. Can't wait for a V5!... ugh

AMG_POWER
02-13-2009, 02:23 AM
ummmm I dont know what to say.

Gamite
02-13-2009, 03:16 AM
Well, it's definitely leaving us speechless.

Bullet Ride
02-13-2009, 08:13 AM
I will go on a baby punching tangent if this goes into production

Xray
02-13-2009, 09:12 AM
wtf is that?? the front is almost a copy of mitsu lancer :S

Lancer still looks nicer!!

http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-2008/2008-Mitsubishi-Lancer-Evolution-X-Front-And-Side-1600x1200.jpg

Axxe
02-13-2009, 09:40 AM
So, is this supposed to replace the E60? If so, I doubt my Dad will remain a BMW customer.

tominizer
02-13-2009, 10:01 AM
Meeeeh, it's ok from the outside......... kinda like some of the lines. But what a hideous piece of sh-t on the inside. And what the f-k is going on with that duel hatch door thingy crap !??!?!?

Miki
02-13-2009, 10:28 AM
That Lancer is ugly, looks like my grandma's old eagle vision from the 90s.

Gamite
02-13-2009, 11:22 AM
I will go on a baby punching tangent if this goes into production

I'll bet you it will.

Mikeee46coup
02-13-2009, 11:55 AM
I just puked a bit, WTF is wrong with BMW? everything after the e39 has been ugly as crap.

Merski
02-13-2009, 12:37 PM
I dont like it.. interesting concept but to much for a five series with the back being like that.

DAM
02-13-2009, 01:44 PM
So, is this supposed to replace the E60? If so, I doubt my Dad will remain a BMW customer.

Don't think it is replacing the e60.

I don't mind it. It's not conventional for BMW, but it is built with purpose in mind, and I really wouldn't mind being stuck in it for a distance travel.

Personally, I think the fact that it has a wheel base as long as the 7 lwb, calling it the 5-series GT is confusing. What does this this have in common with the 5 series?

Gamite
02-13-2009, 02:10 PM
I think the front end will be very similar to the next 5 series. I actually like the front end styling. The rear, I dunno.

e46it
02-13-2009, 04:14 PM
here we go again, a new BMW with people hating it and then start loving it.... the cycle continues lol

it looks good, and if i had the money i will buy every model they release... well maybe i pass on the X3

MiroE36
02-13-2009, 04:46 PM
please don't ban me, but i kinda think that it not only looks very impressive, but will probably be a car that consumers will be very happy with the functionality and convenience.

I mean, don't get me wrong, i'm 22 and i'd never every think for a second about wanting to buy one, but man, if I was middle aged, with a few kids. This car could serve to be quite useful. The added leg room... the twin hatch thing... it works... for me at least...

just take it with the right perspective... and no offense to anyone, but look at how many people have to sell their sports cars as soon as a little shitter is born, looking for the convenient alternative...

Wannabe
02-13-2009, 04:50 PM
I guess this will be bangles last design??

jeffrie
02-13-2009, 06:59 PM
That their is a good example as to why my 12 year old+ E36 is probably the last BMW I'll ever own.

BMe30
02-13-2009, 08:09 PM
Just remember its a concept.. not a production model. Over the years at the detroit and some toronto autoshows there have been some messed up concepts from car companies. what i have learned about the industry and auto design is that very seldom does a concepts look go unchanged into production. They always take sertain key elements of design from the concept and incorperate them into a new production model.

My thoughts about it... i think overall the design dept might be heading the wrong way for a family mid-size (i think the 5 series is classed as mid size) i agree that it looks like the x6 just slammed.

one thing i have noticed about bmw over the years when it come to cars and design...

pre 90's function over form

90's fairly even with function and form

post 90's form over function

Gamite
02-13-2009, 10:20 PM
Just remember its a concept.. not a production model. Over the years at the detroit and some toronto autoshows there have been some messed up concepts from car companies. what i have learned about the industry and auto design is that very seldom does a concepts look go unchanged into production. They always take sertain key elements of design from the concept and incorperate them into a new production model.

My thoughts about it... i think overall the design dept might be heading the wrong way for a family mid-size (i think the 5 series is classed as mid size) i agree that it looks like the x6 just slammed.

one thing i have noticed about bmw over the years when it come to cars and design...

pre 90's function over form

90's fairly even with function and form

post 90's form over function


This is true for american cars, but for BMW, they almost always come out with a production version of their concepts. I can almost guarantee a production version of this car.

AceOfSpades
02-13-2009, 10:42 PM
**** that shit, i'm out of this thread

Gamite
02-13-2009, 10:46 PM
**** that shit, i'm out of this thread

you posted to say that???? GEEET OUTA HERE!!! *Kicking motion*

Bavaria
02-14-2009, 02:57 AM
Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yy

AceOfSpades
02-14-2009, 03:30 PM
you posted to say that???? GEEET OUTA HERE!!! *Kicking motion*
save it for the next occasion, right now i'm happy to leave this thread:D

hadesm5
02-15-2009, 02:32 PM
i love it... except the rims are hideous.

besides, who said this will be replacing the next gen 5 series? they're prolly gonna offer both. and i'd definitely get this over a normal 5 series. i would love the extra space

hadesm5
02-15-2009, 02:39 PM
according to the video in the other thread "official launch will be november this year"

damameke
02-15-2009, 09:12 PM
look more like the X6 but lower..
back is high .. design is so way off the bmw line

takes a while to really like the design...