The BMW 5 Series Granturismo

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  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    it looks better IRL than on the official pics.
    One passed me yesterday, and I've also seen them at the dealership. Hideous. I really don't like them.
     


  2. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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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. I first saw one of these in the Munich airport back in October and I remember being sort of drawn to it like a bad auto accident.
     


  3. grundletaint

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    makes me think of volvo.

    do not want.
     


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    montyharding Senior member

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    It's not very aspirational, is it?

    Undoubtedly it's what long-haul senior salesmen would be best off with without going full wagon, but it looks more like a blown-up family hatchback as we say over here than a 'Grand Tourer'.
     


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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.
     


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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
     


  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! 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]
     


  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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


  9. 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:

    [​IMG]

    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.
     




  10. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! 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]
     


  12. 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?"
     


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    JayJay Senior member

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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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