Discussion in '5 Series' started by picsoubmw, May 21, 2009.
Can't say that's fake now can we. Looks 100% legit. Interior appears to be more luxurious than I anticipated. Same interior parts and materials as the 7er, what will be the price?
Thanks!!! New official thread needed!
The car looks very good for what it is. The interior is stunning, and the back somehow looks better than the concept :t-hands:
This car will go perfectly with it's sedan and touring brother!
The panoramic roof looks great, and the ambient lighting and whole interior is maybe even better than the 7er!
I'm pleasantly surprised. The LED Angle Eyes look sweet
Edit; Luw, the regular 5er sedan will have this luxurious and stunning style too!
Headlights are a clear indication of the direction for the new 5er. I wonder if the interior will be the same because it's very alike the F01 cabin. As a corporate car it's good, cheaper then a 7-Series but offer comparable spaciousness.
That the ugliest BMW that i have ever seen.:t-banghea:t-banghea
Well MPVs are never pretty and anyone would have been a fool to expect a gracious shape.
I. Just. Can't. Get. My. Mind. Around. This. Car.
Ok, so there it is - what an unexpected leak on this dreary Thursday. Still, I'm left underwhelmed and desperate to see this parked next to the new F10 5er sedan and Touring for visual comparison purposes. So how much taller is it really than its siblings?
Klier, saying that this thing "looks good for what it is" is like saying a Japanese Giant Salamander "looks good for what it is". It's like I'm stuck in 1970's de ja vu. Brown cars, fastbacks for luxury models; what's going on? There's something about this car's profile that jars with me. The back is particularly heavy-looking, dwarfing the rear wheels. Lessons learned from the E60 BMW? I think not.
Will it still have the "bootlid within a hatch" rear door configuration?
Now, I'm the one looking at this car saying "What possible rational reason would you have to buy this over a sedan or wagon from the same model range? Arresting good looks? Think not. Family-friendly practicality and versatility? Nope.
No, I think I'll pre-emptively label potential customers as those who are looking for a car with an armchair-like driving position and weird proportions.
Before Scott joins the discussion by claiming that the car is dynamic, sporty, lifestyle orientated and fresh -- which are BTW words he use to describe any BMW BMW regardless of size, weight or purpose -- I have to proclaim the car as a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. And to rehash what I said in my earlier posts, corporate sales is really the only place sector where the car fits in. And even there it will face doubts from potential customers who favour something more pragmatic like the 7-Series or the Mercedes Viano which is a very popular VIP car.
From a family perspective I can't think off anyone that would buy this car for the sake of their noisy toddler to smudge down those large seats in the rear. I am adamant that the X3, 5er touring and X5 are better purchases. Though I have to say that the boot size of the GT isn't that bad but the rear visibility is somewhat of an issue. From an image perspective the design is slick but the shape isn't and many people will therefore opt for the X5 instead of a German rhino on wheels.
Let me quote Luw for your answer
The shape is form follows function for this car, and when the function of a car becomes ample interior space, the shape per definition never is all too pretty. But I think BMW did a great job because the car is pretty handsome from a lot of angles, and not utterly ugly like it should be.
Not entirely. BMW's purpose here was clearly to produce an MPV but now that they are obsolete thanks to SUV, and therefore played the coupe card by giving the car a slanted roof slicing off some utility in the name of design. It can be seen as the Panamera and R-Class married into one. It is a very risky niche car and it's going to be really interesting to see if consumers will bite. Any product that cannot be explained in one sentence is difficult to sell.
Official: 5 Series GT
Official thread opened.
Interior is gorgeous...:icondrool:icondrool
Rest: blah, not liking it one bit except rear and head lights.
The back seats do look very comfortable for businessmen who think they've made it in life....
I always thought it was cool seeing 5 or 6 of those suits getting out of an R 500 somewhere for a meeting or something.
Actually, the headlight design will be different. The outer shape at least:
Looks like crap..all over..
And its NOT made to have a function..look at the damn rear window.. its useless with those high seats in the rear.. just like the X6..
And why the heck isnt there a middle seat?..
What is it? is it a design statement or is it a ppl mover?
Anyways..it sucks and looks like a blown prius in its shape..
Nice touch with the ambient light ala S class though
Other than that.. a tragic looking car.. and its sad that in 09 this is what BMW gives us..couldnt they came up with a more exciting concept??.. if not they shouldnt at all.. the existing range is enough if you only have CRAP ideas..
LOL at the member who claimed the production modell will look better than the concept..haha
And on top of that..the BRILLIANT PHOTOGRAPHY of BMW MEDIA Department..:...wohoo
If you'd said to me 3 years ago that this is:
a) The future of mid-sized luxury for BMW
b) That BMW would launch this as the first 5er bodyshape
I'd have properly L'dOL. How much more PASsive do they want to be?
Interior is beautiful, the rest is Blah!!
it has its purpose but a very little purpose.......:eusa_doh:
I actually like it. Something different to look at. I would never call it ugly just unique.
Good Job BMW! (And that means A LOT coming from me).
Correct, there is no way on earth that this car can ever be objectively described as sporty and dynamic.
Interesting this with things being described as "lifestyle oriented"... what lifestyle are they referring to?
It does not serve a purpose. It was just very cheap to build and will probably have one of the best margins in the whole BMW lineup.
There is nothing youthfull, sporty or dyamic about the 5GT at all. Im guessing the typical buyer - if not used as a upper class taxi - will be a wealthy, old man who only seeks comfort on his long journeys.
Where's Scott to give us his marketing pitch?
The GT badge on the back is way too big and the exterior is nothing special if you ask me. Pretty boring.
The interior is like any other BMW except with the lighting and some little compartment under the center vents.