I thought the consensus is that BMW is following the lead of the Mercedes R-Class on this one. Not blazing a trail to "a new car segment", but getting a product into the segment while raising the bar.
Originally Posted by wheel-man
The 5-series GT will be a winner. The styling is better in person and the utility it provides will define a new car segment, replacing SUVs.
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