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BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (also referred to as the BMW 5 Series GT) is an executive or mid-size car from BMW. BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo (2009) It is a concept car designed by Christopher Weil. It is the first production rendition for BMW's Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS) series of cars and based on the F07 platform.[1] The 5 GT serves as a combination of a sport sedan, an SUV, and a Gran Turismo. The concept was equipped with individual rear seats separated by the center console, whereas the production model has 5 seats.[2] The design has dimensions mimicking in length the 7 Series, a height and trunk space slightly more than the 5 Series (E61) wagon, and headroom comparable to the BMW X5.[3] The vehicle has a coupe-like roofline, elevated seating, and a unique "bi-modal" trunk which operates like a sedan or a traditional SUV. For the first time on a 4-door BMW, the Concept 5 GT features frameless doors. The headlights contain the new LED Corona rings slanted at an angle and extending into the fenders. The concept is showcased with 21-inch wheels and a new liquid metal styled paintwork called Fluid Cuprite, made specifically for the concept. The vehicle was unveiled in 2009 Geneva Motor Show. esign and style BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (2009), rear view The F07 platform of the 5 Series GT provides a vehicle length traditionally found in a BMW 7 Series, but with the headroom found in the BMW X5 crossover SUV. The F07 also features a unique "bi-modal" trunk, similar to the Twin Door concept on the Skoda Superb, which may be opened in a traditional car-like fashion, or the entire hatch may be open in a traditional SUV fashion for larger objects.[13] Autoblog has suggested that similar vehicles include the Mercedes-Benz R-Class and the Lincoln MKT.[14] Edmunds Insideline has suggested that BMW has designed the 5 Series GT as "sedan-style utility" while the BMW X6 fastback crossover SUV (released the year before, in 2008 as a 2009 model) was meant as a "coupe-style utility .[9] On January 30, 2009, BMW released a video "BMW Concept: Scribble Video". The video was the first public introduction into the thought process behind the design of the progressive activity vehicle series and the upcoming 5 GT.[15] The BMW 5 Series GT is roughly US$3,000 more than the equivalent BMW 5 Series sedan, being priced comparably to a similarly equipped BMW X5 midsize crossover SUV, and significantly less expensive than the BMW 7 Series. The 5 Series Gran Turismo, despite being badged as part of the midsize 5 Series lineup, has been described by Edmunds Insideline as a "7 Series Hatchback in Reality". This is as the GT's 120.7-inch (3,070 mm) wheelbase, 63.4-inch (1,610 mm) front track and 65.1-inch (1,650 mm) rear track are shared with the full-size short wheelbase 7 Series (F01), giving the GT considerably larger dimensions than the 5 Series (F10).[9][16] Indeed, the F07 5 Series GT shares design cues with that of the F01 7 Series; notably the shape of the headlights flanking a larger split-kidney grille, as well as its rear "L"-shaped taillights with a chrome reflector strip. The 2010 BMW 550i GT weighs in at 4,938 pounds (2,240 kg), which is 400 pounds (180 kg) heavier than the 2009 BMW 750i, and consequently the 550i GT's driving dynamics suffer compared to the 2009 BMW 750i and 2009 BMW X6 xDrive50i, despite sharing the same 4.4 L biturbo V8 engine.[14] The F07 Gran Turismo shares the same F01 7 Series-derived platform, powertrain, mechanical package, and dashboard with the upcoming F10 5 Series. However, their front fascia has different headlights and bumper air intakes, while their taillights also differ. The F07 also has a taller height, resulting in a higher center of gravity, its longer length allows for more rear legroom, the rear passenger accommodation has optional "Executive" bucket seats for two instead of the three-seat bench, and it weighs 400 pounds (180 kg) heavier compared to the F10. The F07 also features frame-less doors and a double-pane liftgate trunk.