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Official: BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo Revealed


Moments after we posted the unofficial pics of BMW's new Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo, which will debut at the Geneva Auto Show, BMW updated its press site and now we have all most of the juicy info and plenty of official pics.

BMW says this is the first production-destined concept based on the company's Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS) idea, and combines aspects of a BMW Sedan, Sports Activity Vehicle and a Gran Turismo.

The vehicle's dimensions are 196.8-inches long, 61.2-inches high and 74.8-inches wide. This makes it second in length only to the 7 Series (as expected) and second only in height to BMWs X Series SUVs.

The wheelbase is a significant 120.9-inches.

As for that rear hatchback trunk design, it allows for significant flexibility of cargo space. The trunk can be opened like a sedan to provide 15.1 cubic feet of cargo space, or like a hatchback or wagon to give 20 cubic feet of space. The rear seats can also be folded down for a total of 58 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

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The first hatchback/trunk option. Very cool!
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hmmmm....very, very interesting....
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at all. Not even one bit of it. It's horrible. I mean, what's the point? If you want space, get a Touring. And if you prefer the classic look, take the sedan. If you want something in between, be your own Frankenstein.

This is really almost worse than the X6... and wtf is up with the rear? Looks like someone slammed it backwards into a wall at 30 mph.
And the cherry on the pie is calling this p.o.s. "GT". What in the world is sporty or "Gran Turismo" about this heavy-looking tank?

Btw, Opel did something very similar a couple years ago... it was called the Signum, was a crossover between a hatchback, a sedan and a station wagon.

Guess what, it didn't sell, even though it looked better than this piece of crap

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edit: and sorry for correcting you, Witie, but the hatch/trunk solution afaik first came in last years Skoda Superb.

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