Spotting a 5-series GT on the road with camouflage may mean the GT concept will go to production. The Gran Turismo production version will likely be very close to the concept, given that a new 5-series is expected in 2010 with a similar face.
BMW recently announced the 5-series GT concept that will be debuting at the Geneva auto show next week. Now, here are some shots of the GT spied with some camouflage wandering the streets of Munich, which may be good news for those who would like to see the 5-series GT concept make it to production.
The Gran Turismo production version will likely be very close to the concept, given that a new 5-series is expected in 2010 with a similar face. But the GT is larger than the standard 5-series, by means of an extended wheelbase, and differs in dimensions with the rear seats placed 15 cm (6 inches) higher. Space for the rear passengers is actually more than in a 7-series.
The GT is also coupe-like in design and bears some resemblances to the current X6 in shape along with styling cues from the new 2010 7-series, such as the L-shaped taillights. Speaking of which, the back of the 5-series GT introduces a boot lid that can be opened as both a hatch or just a trunk.
Engines are expected to come from the upper end of the ones offered in the 5-series, possibly starting with base models featuring the 3.0 liter gasoline and diesel engines. V8s from the 540i and 550i are also a likely fit.