Along with the 5 Series Sedan and Touring, BMW will debut later the second-generation 5 Series Gran Turismo. The current model has been often criticized for its quirky design, but it was equally liked for its versatility and driving dynamics. We even took the 5 GT to the track a few years back and came back impressed with its athletic abilities.
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But now BMW wants to give the buyers a better looking car to match all the other positive attributes. According to Car and Driver, the upcoming 5 Series GT has been described as far sleeker-looking car than the current model.
The 5 GT will have the same proportions as the first generation, but with design cues imported from current BMW models – the headlights flow into the kidney grille, the sporty character line sits across the side of the car, while the slopping roof line meets an appealing boot design.
Inside BMW will stay true to its classy, sporty and premium design, but with a new touch. We expected to see a redesigned dashboard with the free-standing LCD display and tons of premium features currently found in higher-end models – like the new 7 Series. We will see the new iDrive system with touchscreen and gesture-based functions and the over-the-air updates for the car.
By using carbon in the body structure, the curb weight should fall by up to 100 kilograms which will sharpen its driving characteristics and help with fuel savings as well.
BMW is expected to show its new 5 Series family this fall at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.