Video goes inside the cabin for a look at the 4 seats in this sedan/coupe and the panoramic glass roof - a radiant sense of space and style that telegraphs luxury and sophistication and ultimate comfort. The 5-series GT will likely debut at Frankfurt.
This video was produced by BMW TV and shows a production-ready version of the upcoming 5-series GT and an interview with Hans-Jürgen Branz, who head the development of the model.
Noticeable are the toned down stylistic flares, normal sized wheels, beige leather interior, standard mirrors and rounded dual exhaust tips as opposed to the flush trapezoidal tips on the concept.
The 5-series GT is an elevated sedan/coupe, what BMW has elected to call a PAS (Progressive Active Vehicle), meant to deliver on cabin atmospherics. At about the 2:25 mark, the video gives the viewer a feel for what it's like inside the car with its high seating positions and the panorama glass roof - a radiant sense of space and style that telegraphs luxury and sophistication and ultimate comfort.
With the release of this "unintentional" teaser video, it seems BMW is ready to pull the trigger on the launch of the 5-series GT. This car definitely looks like a finished product. But BMW will be waiting until the Frankfurt motor show in September to debut the car. In this economy, waiting a few months might just be a smart thing to do.
The 5-series GT is so large and posh that it runs the risk of cannibalizing 7-series sales. But BMW have a pretty good record on the launch of successful products, so one may have to defer to them on that. It is just as likely that the 5-series GT will be offering something more that what's already in the BMW product portfolio and that the competition, namely Mercedes-Benz and Audi, will suddenly find themselves in a rush to build a car to match it in the marketplace. They'll have their work cut out for them.