The name conjures up images of fast, intimate, luxury motoring across Europe, perhaps on the Italian or French Riviera, the Stelvio Pass or through the Austrian Alps. The car in question is no doubt a premium vehicle, likely a two-door coupe with seating for four and ample luggage space, one that’s powered by a stout engine with handling to match.
However, BMW thinks, that Gran Turismo is appropriate for this, its new, large, car/crossover thingy. When we first heard of the 5 Series GT, we were a little skeptical. Here was yet another vehicle in search of a market, one that tries to make a connection to the great GTs of old, but doesn’t quite fit the mold. But then we got to actually see it and drive it.
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