In a recent promotional video released by BMW, the folks over at Carscoop spotted some drawings of what seemed to be a BMW Concept. Sporting an adventurous and unconventional design, the drawings were confirmed to be related to the BMW 5 Series GT initial sketches.
The images were introduced by BMW’s Exterior Designer Christopher Weil, the same guy that won the board’s vote for the final design proposal of the 5 GT.
As we have seen when the new 5 GT has launched, from proposal to execution design lines change, most of these changes are driven by alignment with engineering capabilities, safety regulation laws or simply market surveys.
The 5 GT design proposal introduced by Weil is daring and innovative, and it demonstrate once again the creativity of these designers and why Concept models are not always easy to bring “to life”.
Based on studies conducted by BMW, the results showed that the 5 Series GT is a vehicle appealing to those that are looking for luxury, space and performance, but are not willing to spend money on a full 7 Series nor any SAV models. Adrian van Hooydonk confirmed that the study revealed an aging customer base who find the traditional seating position of the BMW 5 Series Sedan too sporty, but at the same time consider the elevated seating in the X5 or X6 too high.
Despite initial criticism and skepticism, the BMW 5 Series GT have exceeded the company’s expectations and future Gran Turismo model are expected.