I know I know, another day and another article on the BMW 5 Series GT…..but this is the topic of the week in Geneva and the 5er GT is one of the main attractions there, regardless if people’s impressions are positive or negative.
It is indeed a somewhat controversial concept from BMW and it will take some time to settle in with the BMW crowd, which I consider myself to be part of. Speaking for myself and for many other people I know, we, the bimmer fans, tend to be a bit conservative and reluctant to changes.
We love our classic bimmers, we love what we know it WORKED best, but in the same time, we eventually embrace the new technology and design language. I’ve seen this happened many times before, from the E46 to E9x change, or the E39 to E6x and so on and so forth.
We absolutely critiqued the BMW X6 when it came out, lots of “hate” words have been thrown around, but eventually, we came along, we acknowledged that there is a market for it, a niche, even though is not as large as others.
I am pretty confident in saying that BMW 5 Series GT will follow the same path, it will find its own niche, clientele if you want, and it will dominate that segment. It is already the first luxurious car to take on that market and it can establish itself as a leader, a follower for other companies. Would it sell as “hot” as the 3 Series? NEVER, but I have no doubt it will bring decent profits for BMW.
I am also willing to bet you that within three-four years, we will be seeing other luxury automaker coming out with their own version.
Now that I am done ranting, we can just go ahead and enjoy these latest photos, courtesy of my best friends at Automarket.ro, who have extensive coverage and photos from the Geneva Auo Show. (Warning: It’s in Romanian)