BMW gave us the first preview of the production-ready version of the new 5-Series GT (Gran Turismo) Concept vehicle. Compared to the Geneva concept car, not much has changed on the outside as the only significant differences seem to concern the conventional exterior mirrors and alloy wheels. The interior however is another story as BMW toned down the design and removed the funky trim options in favor of a more production-style look. the 5-Series GT that will be officially introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September.
The body of the 2010 5-series GT skin a mix of elements from crossover, hatchback and cart bodystyles, melding them together to construct something that is relatively single in the automotive world. While the styling may not be to everybody’s test, BMW insists there is a bazaar for a premium carriage with an auto-like profile and enough of innovative storeroom solutions. A take on the renowned Hofmeister hook can be found at the rear of the graphic line, spinning a very non-classical BMW profile into something more recognizable. After the jump, official video featuring an interview with the BWM car‘s project manager, Hans-Jurgen Branz.
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At 4.99m in extent, only the flagship 7-string is longer than it. This provides much extent inside for passengers but oddly BMW has added spaces for only four. One of the vehicle’s project skin will be its new two-tiered stalk. The project enables owners to somewhat open the tailgate for small packages or stretch it all the way for bigger luggage.
BMW is yet to expose what powertrain options will be presented for the 5-series Gran Turismo but imagine to see most of the engines from the new 2010 5-series keep over. BMW is probable to launch the car first with a new eight-alacrity sure and six-cylinder engines and then increase the breadth to embrace a xDrive AWD choice and V8 powertrains.