BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo Concept
A genuine BMW offering new options and features in truly fascinating style and diversity – this is the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo.
Introducing this trendsetting concept car, the world’s most successful manufacturer of premium automobiles is establishing a brand-new segment in the automobile market, enriching the Sheer Driving Pleasure so typical of BMW by a new facet and carrying over that unique BMW style to another type of vehicle.
As in the case of the BMW X5 as the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle and the BMW 1 Series, to this day the only rear-wheel-drive premium compact car, BMW, through outstanding innovation, is once again developing new and progressive market segments and giving additional target groups that unique experience of the BMW brand.
The BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo is the production-based rendition of the Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS) in the upper midrange segment, offering an outlook at the extension of the BMW 5 Series by a new, additional vehicle concept. For the first time in the automobile market, this concept
car combines the looks and appearance of a prestigious Sedan, a modern Sports Activity Vehicle, and a classic Gran Turismo. Indeed, perhaps the most outstanding feature of the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo is this unprecedented combination of stylish elegance, luxurious comfort, and impressive diversity.
As the name alone indicates, the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo is the ideal car for long journeys while still offering a magnificent driving experience also in everyday traffic on short routes. The design of the body alone also presents all the dynamics and efficiency of a BMW dedicated to sporting performance. And apart from the proportions so typical of the brand, the design language again characteristic of a BMW comes out clearly from every angle.
The BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo conveys an up-to-date image of modern mobility. The focus in particular is on the demands and requirements of the discerning motorist who expects generosity, appreciates an exclusive ambience, and enjoys all the benefits of a variable interior.
Precisely with this in mind, the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo meets all these demands, representing the special status and elegant style of an upper midrange model with individual flair oriented to the driver’s personal needs and preferences.
This provides the potential to win over new target groups for BMW, with the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo being a truly unique and attractive offer for the dedicated motorist wishing to retain classic features such as presence, luxury and premium quality while nevertheless living out a versatile and spontaneous lifestyle and remaining open to innovative concepts. The car therefore also reflects new demands made by the modern motorist wishing to enjoy a vehicle in perfect harmony with all kinds of situations and requirements in life – both in a prestigious professional world and in dynamic leisure time activities.
The interior of the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo combines spacious- ness, personal luxury and an exquisite choice of materials to provide a genuine premium experience. The four doors allow convenient and ergonomically ideal access to all seats, the driver-oriented design of the cockpit again in typical BMW style demonstrates truly sporting performance, and the slightly elevated seating position promotes the driver’s superior control of the car.
Unique design also at the rear provides a modern, exclusive and generous ambience. With the seats being adjustable to many different positions, both legroom and the seat angle may be set to the individual preferences of the passengers. Headroom is virtually the same as in the BMW X5, giving both the driver and front passenger as well as the passengers at the rear a genuine experience of first class comfort.
Large side windows emphasize the bright and generous ambience within the car, as does the panorama glass roof previously available only in the BMW 5 Series Touring and the BMW X models.
The BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo re-interprets the experience of driving a BMW, the luxury and variability of the interior coming together to form a modern rendition of superior generosity.
This offers both the driver and his passengers unique opportunities in enjoying the driving experience, the new flair of the car forming an ideal match with fascinating features typical of BMW, in particular uncompromising premium quality and interior design ensuring Sheer Driving Pleasure of the highest standard.
The body design of the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo likewise ensures an exciting balance of innovation and tradition. The concept car stands out at first sight as a genuine BMW, just as the overall look of the exterior clearly alludes to the extension of BMW’s model portfolio made possible by this unique automobile. Indeed, the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo enters new terrain in the history of the BMW brand and has no competitors throughout the entire world of motoring.
In its exterior dimensions the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo fits in perfectly between the BMW 7 Series and BMW’s various SAV models. In
its length of 499.8 centimeters or 196.8", it is second only within the BMW model range to BMW’s Luxury Performance Sedan, while the car’s height of 155.5 centimeters or 61.2" is exceeded significantly only by BMW’s X models.
The characteristic look of the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo so typical of the brand results in particular from the car’s proportions, the long engine compartment lid, the long wheelbase and the greenhouse moved far to the rear bearing out the dynamic performance characteristics of a BMW also through the car’s design.
These features are combined with innovative elements highlighting the unique qualities of the new concept, the extra-large passenger cell clearly bearing testimony to the luxurious variability of the interior. The coupé-like roofline extending into the air spoiler at the rear, in turn, represents the sporting elegance of a genuine Gran Turismo.
The BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo thus stands out as a modern interpretation of the Gran Turismo segment so rich in tradition, cars which at all times have combined particularly superior long-distance driving qualities with a truly comfortable interior.
Stylish elegance, luxurious spaciousness, and impressive versatility all come together in the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo in unique style. Features never before combined in one car in this way make the new concept a truly progressive innovation serving ideally to set new standards in the most demanding upper midrange segment.
Establishing a new vehicle segment in this process, BMW is consistently continuing its successful development strategy. Qualities typical of the brand once are again carried over into a new market with an innovative concept unique to world over. Hence, BMW is using all the innovative power of the brand to give new customers that unique thrill of Sheer Driving Pleasure and to continue the ongoing growth of the BMW brand in a lasting, long-term process.
Source: BMW press