Wallpapers: BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

5 Series GT | May 25th, 2009 by 5
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BMW just launched the official website of the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. Along with the microsite, a new set of photos and videos …

BMW just launched the official website of the new BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. Along with the microsite, a new set of photos and videos have been released as well. The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo launches in a new, unexplored market for BMW, a market which demands a luxurious car that offers generous interior and cargo space, performance, dynamics while maintain high comfort levels.

The debate on whether this model will be successful, has already began and BMW fans across seem to be equally divided into two sides. While some see the 5 GT as a progression of the current BMW line-up and an expansion into new markets, others more conservative are afraid that it diminishes the core of BMW models.

Wallpapers: BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

When the first official photos hit the web, it seemed to be far more people opposing the new 5 GT, but with new photos and videos being released, the negative current seems to be shifting towards positive or at best neutral. We still believe that this is a niche car, same as the X6, and it will be hard to satisfy the large diversity of BMW fans. In our opinion, seeing the car in person will be the true test and afterwards a more objective opinion could be stated.

In the mean time, let’s enjoy these new photos and take it from here.

  • Ale

    Looks great!

  • Joe

    Why do I have a bad feeling this thing will grow on me.

  • whitby

    This is one of the nicest looking cars I have seen from BMW (my favorite is, and will remain for a while, the Z4 coupe which never made the big time here in the US). It remains to be seen how it drives, but given that it is a BMW I will go and test drive it. Of course this assumes that it is priced reasonably which is not likely given the European pricing that has been mooted. It should priced between the X6 and 5 series, however I suspect they will price it as a 7 series alternative for the practical people. In that case it will fail miserably in the US. The US market does not like estate cars (or wagons) and hatch backs have failed miserably. The US seems to prefer the two box suv or the 4 door sedan. However Europe will probably go for it, although the pricing has caused a major sharp intake of breath and the market will be limited to those with real money.

  • v1p3r

    The pictures with the mountains were taken right down the road from my house?! How the hell could I not have seen these things there? Those crafty, stealthy Germans

  • v1p3r

    My bad, just outside Stellenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa

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