The 5-Series Gran Turismo has been called BMW's Aztek but it appears the model isn't going anywhere.

The 5-Series Gran Turismo has been called BMW's Aztek but it appears the model isn't going anywhere.

According to Auto Motor und Sport, the 5-Series GT has been popular enough to justify a second-generation model. This is a tad surprising but the magazine says the car is enjoying decent sales in China and the United States.

The latter statement is interesting as former BMW North America CEO Jim O'Donnell has said the decision to replace the 5-Series Touring with the 5-Series GT was a mistake because it sent wagon buyers into the open arms of Mercedes.

If the report pans out, the second-generation Gran Turismo will be based on the 2016 / 2017 5-Series which is slated to ride on the 35up platform that uses a combination of aluminum, carbon fiber and high-strength steel.

 

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