As I said with the new 7 Series, the official photos don’t do any justice to the car, the gold/bronze colors chosen for the unveiling ceremony, are not the most attractive ones. Same thing happened with the new BMW 5 Series GT Concept, which despite some of the attractive features it carries, it has had a slightly small disadvantage: the paint color.
But today, we have some new spy photos of the 2010 BMW 5 Series GT painted in a darker color. Despite the camouflage covering the rear and front-end, I can already tell that the GT will look good in a black or even dark gray.
Now, let’s move away from the color chit-chat and take a look closer at the rear-end, around the exhaust area. What do we see there? Anyone? YES, this 5 Series GT has dual-exhaust pipes, different from the twin-exhaust pipes mounted on the left side of the rear.
Historically, all the high-end models in any BMW series, will carry this trademark, of having dual-exhaust pipes, a clear indication of a more powerful engine. Which in this case, it is most likely the twin-turbo V8.
In the official release, BMW did point out that the six-cylinder engine will make it into production prior to the V8 engine, which most likely will arrive within a year after the market launch. We do expect the xDrive system to show up around the same time.
Thanks again to GlobalMotors for the photos