More BMW Gran Turismo Models Coming, Future 5 Series GT Will Get More Luxury Features

BMW 5 Series GT rear seats 1 photo
Photo: Catalin Garmacea
If you’re one of those guys that just hates the 5 Series Gran Turismo for the way it looks then you’d better stop reading this article before a blood vessel pops somewhere in your head. News coming in from Munich sources claims that the future holds even more GT models from BMW and they are about to get a bump in luxury features.
That being said, the 5 Series Gran Turismo and the 3 Series Gran Turismo models won’t be lone strangers anymore, according to one of our sources. The two will be joined by more alternatives shortly, the safest bet being the new 2 Series model.

Apparently, BMW wants to decide whether the Coupe, Convertible, Active Tourer and Gran Tourer should get another brother. It would appear like the decision has been made overall, but the body type is still up for discussion.

Some are pushing for the Gran Turismo name and guise while others are going for the Gran Coupe choice, to us the latter making more sense. Either way, we’re not here to discuss the faith of the 2 Series range (even though we’re hearing that only the Active Tourer and Gran Tourer models will remain FWD) but about the GT niche overall.

The thing is, BMW wants to make them more luxurious than ever and they will begin with the model that started it all, the 5 Series GT. We loved it during our test drive and it seems like our readers that are also owners/drivers of the thing share our opinion.

It’s a perfect compromise between an SUV and a sedan, a better choice than a crossover if you ask us. Comfortable and aiming to please its rear seat occupants most of all, the 5 Series GT impressed mostly due to its grace and room more than its handling abilities.

That’s about to be taken to a whole new level too, as technology and features part of the BMW Executive Lounge package inside the 7 Series will make their way inside the 5er.

That means we’ll get to see things such as the optional massage functions and Vitality Programme included in the mix, a footrest made out in the back of the passenger’s seat (that will also recline as it does in the new 7 Series) as well as a folding table and rear-seat entertainment experience.

Basically, the 5 Series GT will get a lot better in terms of comfort for its rear passengers. It will also probably have a lower price tag than the 7 Series and, with its more practical boot and similar wheelbase, it may become the weapon of choice of many executives, instead of the flagship.
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