BMW 5 Series GT Concept – Official Photos

5 Series GT | February 13th, 2009 by 16
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Last night, we brought you the first photos of the BMW 5 Series GT, the new Progressive Activity Sedan Concept, that will be launched later …

Last night, we brought you the first photos of the BMW 5 Series GT, the new Progressive Activity Sedan Concept, that will be launched later this year. Despite the skepticism of many people, including yours truly, the new BMW 5 Series GT turns out to be an interesting development coming out of the Munich gates.

As our sources mentioned throughout the last few months, the PAS or 5 Series GT will be 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 like the SAVs models.

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So here is what we just learned a few minutes ago about the BMW 5 Series GT:

  • The wheelbase is 3070mm, exactly the length of the 7 Series
  • Overall length is 4998mm, 7cm shorter than the 7 Series
  • Height 1555mm
  • Individual rear seats separated by a center console, fully adjustable seats that can rely as well
  • Seat height is 574mm, compared to X6 at 732mm and 5 Series Sedan at 504mm
  • Trunk space volume of 1650 liters, close to the 1615 liters in the E61 5 Series Wagon
  • Frameless doors
  • Initially there will be only 6 cylinder engines with rear-wheel drive
  • V8 engine and all-wheel drive to follow at a later date
  • Eight-speed automatic gearbox

That’s it for now, but please sign up for our RSS feed or get the latest updates through email, we should have more information very soon.

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Photos courtesy of BMW and Worldcarfans
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16 responses to “BMW 5 Series GT Concept – Official Photos”

  1. bunker says:

    Front end is tasty. Back end looks confused. Looks sort of like a shooting brake that’s been stepped on. BMW made their 4 door coupe alright…

    Of course, if the front end here translates to the new 5er, I am JACKED UP.

  2. Brookside says:

    I like it…but I don’t love it.
    The overall exterior impression looks and feels awkward – as if everything’s been grafted from other designs so that the transitions from front-to-side-to-rear don’t visually flow. The rear treatment is super-clunky where the roofline meets the trunk gate. 3/4 rear view spotlites the worst items.

    The interior looks pretty nice…not my fav tho…the colors and mixed fabrics seem to acknowledge a familiarity with upscale retirement homes and vacation package cruise liners.

    Overall it signifies more about it’s target audience and less about being a bimmer.

  3. Frederik says:

    A different color wouldn’t do any harm, that’s for sure.

    Both for the interior and the exterior.

    Apart from that, I like it.

    @ Brookside: you’re quite right about the rear; it looks like it was torn away from a Transformer’s face. I hope they soften it a little for the production version.

  4. Gragop says:

    I like the simplicty of the layout of the dash/console. However, those seating inserts combined with the trim color are pretty bad, good thing it’s a concept!

    The front looks better than I expected and I think it will compliment the front of the new 5 Series.

  5. BMW sales says:

    I say color combination aside, this vehicle is sensational! Not a big market for it, thats certain, but for the right client this vehicle is ideal!

  6. bmw fan says:

    The front end looks surprising good however the rear looks awkward and confused. Hopefully looks better in a darker colour.

  7. Gil says:

    Oh, alright, alright. This… thing… PAS.. GT.. whatever, is growing on me. I can see myself leasing one of these for the sake of it all. I like the bronze-ish color, too. I wonder if that color will make it into production (probably not, ‘cuz BMW loves 100 shades of silver).

  8. bmw fan says:

    It does look bette. To see spy shots of the production BMW 5 series gt click on the link below.

  9. Gil says:

    And how “affordable” is this car gonna be? I hope LESS than the X6 50i which costs a fortune at 66K base price….

  10. Islam Essam says:

    WHY do they show the car in that Color ?????

  11. George says:

    What a tragic design!I hope they abandon the idea!

  12. Prussian says:

    For some reason this reminds me of a toyota venza. This car is 40% hatchback. Too in betweenish for me. I wish BMW would stop trying to make the ultimate everyvehicle (sporty AND luxurious AND cargo AND you can jam all your kids in the backseat). Screw families, just make racecars and 7 series :) Seat inserts = VW GTI

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