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The BMW 5 Series Granturismo

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by acidboy, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Good thing is the new regular 5 series (F10) is a splendid car ... and the station wagon (F11), although not out yet, looks promising.

    + a billion
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FUGLY and I say this as a BMW owner and a guy who doesn't think the Accord is all that bad.

    Not sure what this means but what is the deal with these new ugly cars?? The Crosstour and now this [​IMG]
     
  3. Mr. Moo

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    As a BMW owner I am appalled that this is a BMW.
     
  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Not sure what this means but what is the deal with these new ugly cars?? The Crosstour and now this [​IMG]

    Well, it's not the first time BMW has come out with an ugly car in recent memory:

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    As a BMW owner I am appalled that this is a BMW.

    As a non-BMW owner (but big fan) I am as well appalled.
     
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    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    sushi7474 Well-Known Member

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    I can understand the reasoning of the car, but do not quite get the execution.

    I see the car as BMWs response to the Mercedes R-class, but think that BMW did not learn of the mistakes of the Stuttgarters (in their own way). For the sake of slightly better rear-seat conditions and reclining seats, they created a heavy, disproportioned bodywork, with long overhangs, "fat a..s" and IMHO zero character.

    Really a mistake in my opinion, but history teaches us that even the most ugly cars sell, so this will not be an exception [​IMG]
     
  7. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    heck I dare say, the X6 looks better than that
     
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    The answer to a question that nobody asked. That M5 wagon looks 10x better.

    I think the question was, "What can we do about the American aversion to wagons?"
     
  9. JayJay

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    heck I dare say, the X6 looks better than that
    I don't like the X6 but I do agree with you.
     
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    I just got back from BMW store which I visited on unrelated business.
    Unlike in the promo photos, up close the GT looks somewhat plainer on the outside; more so on the inside.
    While the seats are perforated, the leather isn't half as supple as in a Lexus model that costs 50% less.
    The 2 stage trunk is set up in a funky way where you have to almost bend down to slip stuff in.
    Of course if you were to pop the trunk fully then your rear passengers would get a hit of arctic air [​IMG]
    BTW, once again owners report having issues with the fuel pump. ALREADY [​IMG]
     
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    Why not just buy a 5-series touring wagon? Wagons are awesome.

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    This is the most glorious thing Ive seen all day.

    Im a BMW fanboy, but the 5 series GT is superfluous and ugly in person.
     
  12. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^This, I like. Too bad they're not shipped to the states.
     
  13. eight.

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    The Panamera and now this, the Germans are losing it.
     
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    The Panamera and now this, the Germans are losing it.

    I'm pretty sure they lost it in 33'...
     
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    I'm pretty sure they lost it in 33'...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Am I the only one seeing it?
     
  17. sho'nuff

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    [​IMG]

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    discuss.


    that is sweet, brother !!
     
  18. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Am I the only one seeing it?
    I might like the Volvo.
     
  19. greg_atlanta

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    It kinda ruins the GT acronym used in other car names...... Maserati GranTurismo, Nissan GT-R, etc.

    It's not going to create any new BMW sales, it'll just eat into 7-series sales.
     

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