More spy shots of 5-Series GT.

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    More spy shots of 5-Series GT.

    In late 2007 BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer revealed plans for several all-new models including a design study called the Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS). Then, at March's Geneva Motor Show, BMW gave us the first tangible evidence of the new PAS in the form of the 5-series Gran Turismo (GT) concept vehicle. Today, we have new spy shots of the production version that's due to go sale in Europe this November and in the U.S. early next year.

    Clear differences between the production version and the concept are the smaller wheels, regular beige leather interior, rounded exhaust tips and new side mirrors.

    The body of the 5-series GT features a mix of elements from crossover, hatchback and wagon bodystyles, melding them together to create something that's relatively unique in the automotive world. While the styling may not be to everyone’s taste, BMW insists there's a market for a premium wagon with a coupe-like profile and plenty of innovative storage solutions. A take on the famous Hofmeister kink can be found at the rear of the window line, turning a very non-classical BMW profile into something more recognizable.

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    I still like it.
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    Re: More spy shots of 5-Series GT.

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    BMW insists there's a market for a premium wagon with a coupe-like profile
    So the only thing that's preventing the X6 from selling like hot cakes is the increased height?

    Oh, my mistake, they just said there is a market -- didn't say it was big.
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    Re: More spy shots of 5-Series GT.

    The coupe like profile isn't fooling anyone and it eats into the versatility of a station wagon. It's amazing how bad people still try to avoid the station wagon even though it would typically suit the person much better.

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    I dont know why but I love cars like this, SUV/wagonish but with a coupe-esq roofline. I think this looks hot.

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