New spy pictures of the BMW 5 Series GT have appeared. The vehicle's design seems to have stuck quite closely to the 5 Series GT Concept revealed in February.

The exact shape of the upcoming BMW 5 Series GT production version is widely known to closely resemble the GT Concept that was revealed in earlier this year and these latest spy pictures only serve to affirm this assertion.

With a rear end that was clearly inspired by the X6, the 5 Series GT also points towards the shape of the next 5 Series sedan on the front end. But the GT stands higher than the sedan but lower than an SUV, although BMW is not calling it an MPV as such. It will feature sitting space for only four people, with the rear offering more legroom than the 7 Series. Part of the boot space can be opened either as a hatchback or the same as a normal sedan.

Power is expected to be largely shared with other BMWs in the current range as well as with the next 5 Series sedan and Touring/wagon. That means engines like the 225kW (306hp) 3.0-litre twin turbo petrol, the 3.0-litre twin turbo diesel that has 580Nm (427 lb-ft) of torque and the 4.4-litre twin turbo V8 worth 300kW (408hp) will form part of the lineup.

BMW should unveil the production-ready 5 Series GT at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September with sales expected to begin a few months afterwards.


Gallery: BMW 5 Series GT Caught Testing Once Again