Why BMW 5 Series GT?
And since the market release date draws ever closer, the dispute may pick up again. BMW found it useful to explain itself, unofficially, through the voice of one of those behind the project. In the interview given by the insider to German Car Zone via bmwblog.com, BMW tries to tell us why it made the GT like this, what its hopes for the vehicle are and, most importantly, how the 5 Series GT will influence the future of BMW design. The highlights of the interview are presented below.
“The 5er GT will be an Individual choice for a specific customer and how we have marketed the car as a premium object with a great emphasis on premium comfort and premium style will either make or break the concept."
"We showed the 5er GT as a Concept because we wanted to get the message across of the flexibility and luxury for passengers, these are great features in this car. People may mock the car and mock BMW for doing so, but this is a fascinating car and it does not have just one purpose as many BMW enthusiasts expect of our cars."
"The GT will not be specific about volume , we have been adamant about that from the beginning , nor is it entirely market specific. Of course the big question: is the 5er Gran Turismo the preview of how the forthcoming 5er (F10) will drive?( Well yes and no, even though the two cars are similar, we know what customers want from the sedan and what specific customers expect from the Gran Turismo."
"Now that we have our E-Klasse test books filled with notes , diagrams and complete analysis and autospy on the W212, the 5er will be an admirable foe for every aspect of the E-Klasse.”