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Old 05-28-2009, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by JackMac View Post
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.
They are taking a different approach to the same question that MB answered with the R-Class; that is practical utility for a family in a non-SUV/minivan/station-wagon vehicle. But the solution and execution are vastly different between the R-class and 5-er GT. You could argue the MB evolved the mini-van with the R-Class, while BMW evolved the station-wagon with the 5-er GT.
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