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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 04-02-2011, 09:46 PM
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On average how many GT's do you see

In your day to day travels/commute? I'll start by saying I may see 3 GT's each given week. That being said, there are now 4 F10's in my condo garage in the course of 3 months. They are all sapphire black on consecutive floors (2-4). Two 535i's on the second floor, one 535i, on the 3rd floor, and one 528I on the 4th floor. All with the sport package. IF they all parked next to each other (backed end to their parking spots) they would be confused as to which car belongs to who.

Outside of my condo community I see on average 5 to 6 F10's a day. The F10 appears that it may become (if not already) the sales champ for the class.

I am cool with seeing 3 or less GT's in a week
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:47 PM
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I see maybe one per week. I have seen a black GT lurking in my neighborhood, but I have never been able to get close to it - dude sees me and it is off to the races- triple digit speeds- maybe Iím getting old but I really don't look good in hand cuffs so I let the guy go. He seems to be enjoying his GT - from his acceleration; he must be driving a 550i GT.

As to rarity - - maybe I am a bit of a showboat but I enjoy the attention my
GT receives - real street presence. If I were looking for anonymity, I would be driving a F/10 550i.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:26 PM
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i see maybe one per week. I have seen a black gt lurking in my neighborhood, but i have never been able to get close to it - dude sees me and it is off to the races- triple digit speeds- maybe i'm getting old but i really don't look good in hand cuffs so i let the guy go. He seems to be enjoying his gt - from his acceleration; he must be driving a 550i gt.

As to rarity - - maybe i am a bit of a showboat but i enjoy the attention my
gt receives - real street presence. If i were looking for anonymity, i would be driving a f/10 550i.
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I have not seen another GT in Colorado yet.
I saw a 535i GT in the Bay Area around Christmas.

That's it.

We get waved at, people pull up next to us on the Interstate and heads turn in the parking lot every time we go out. "What is that?" they seem to be saying.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:13 PM
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I have not seen another GT in Colorado yet.
I saw a 535i GT in the Bay Area around Christmas.

That's it.

We get waved at, people pull up next to us on the Interstate and heads turn in the parking lot every time we go out. "What is that?" they seem to be saying.
LOL!I know what you're saying. Along with "Is that a new model?" I've never seen that before.........
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Same here. We've seen one gray, one other black and one white so far and that's in three months of ownership if the two GT's here in the San Diego area. They do turn heads for sure. People ask what they are, whether they were sold in the US or we imported them (Of course we did..LOL) Fun to drive and fun to own. Update: On 4/8 saw another 535iGT in Silver. Getting a bit more frequent!

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I didnt spot any this week. Another car that appears to be in heavy rotation is the boring Hyundai esque looking (previous generation Sonata) Mercedes E Class.
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Odds are good this week. I saw a Space Gray GT on Sunday; an Alpine
White and an Imperial Blue GT's today. All where 535i GT's, 2 with sport 1 without.
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I guess around 5 per month in Toronto... I saw 3 of them in one day last month though.
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I had been looking for a while in Dallas and hadn't seen any. In the last week however, I've spotted two.
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I have been averaging 1 or 2 a day in and around Miami/Ft. Lauderdale now Matter of fact I saw a lady taking delivery of a Alpine White 535 GT when I was taking delivery of my new MCSA. Pre delivery photos attached.
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I have been averaging 1 or 2 a day in and around Miami/Ft. Lauderdale now Matter of fact I saw a lady taking delivery of a Alpine White 535 GT when I was taking delivery of my new MCSA. Pre delivery photos attached.
I still am trying to catch the dude in my neighborhood who has a black - presumably 550i GT - saw him this AM - as usual - he sees me and he zooms off - triple diget speeds -just crazy - still have not caught him!

I continue to see the occasional GT - about 2 or 3 a month. Most people regard my GT as a
BMW exotic - I receive frequent compliments - nice

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I never see any and I live in an area where German cars are very common. They aren't selling well and why would they? Who wanted a Pontiac Aztek with a Roundel? The wagon was much better looking.
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I never see any and I live in an area where German cars are very common. They aren't selling well and why would they? Who wanted a Pontiac Aztek with a Roundel? The wagon was much better looking.
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Spotted a Space Gray Metallic parked near my neighborhood. Probably parked there for Easter Dinner because I haven't seen any GT's in my neighborhood.
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Nice MINI car-fan!

Spotted a Space Gray Metallic parked near my neighborhood. Probably parked there for Easter Dinner because I haven't seen any GT's in my neighborhood.

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not to start a fight or anything, but IMHO the wagon does look better, especially the rear. To me the rear of the 5 GT seems very masculine --- not horrible, just not my cup of tea. to me the A7 rear looks sexier. BUT all that said, I don't buy a car based solely on what the rear looks like. the 5 GT has too many pros to ignore; a few cons are thus easy to forgive. Sitting inside, front or rear (especially the rear), you feel like you're sitting a 7 series. especially with the rear comfort seats --- can't wait to see what 2+2 seating looks like in real life!! (instead of a rear bench seat). more trunk space than a 5 series, more versatile to fit in those odd sized packages. (I haven't checked, but I bet with the seats down I could fit in my kid's power wheels -- something I've never even tried with the wife's 7.) and better gas mileage (with the 535x) than our old 7 --- makes perfect sense. We're still waiting for our GT -- Euro delivery this July. I love my convertible passionately -- so smooth, so sexy, so sporty. I have a feeling i will also love the GT -- for being so practical and useful and still a sporty BMW!!
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not to start a fight or anything, but IMHO the wagon does look better, especially the rear. To me the rear of the 5 GT seems very masculine --- not horrible, just not my cup of tea. to me the A7 rear looks sexier. BUT all that said, I don't buy a car based solely on what the rear looks like. the 5 GT has too many pros to ignore; a few cons are thus easy to forgive. Sitting inside, front or rear (especially the rear), you feel like you're sitting a 7 series. especially with the rear comfort seats --- can't wait to see what 2+2 seating looks like in real life!! (instead of a rear bench seat). more trunk space than a 5 series, more versatile to fit in those odd sized packages. (I haven't checked, but I bet with the seats down I could fit in my kid's power wheels -- something I've never even tried with the wife's 7.) and better gas mileage (with the 535x) than our old 7 --- makes perfect sense. We're still waiting for our GT -- Euro delivery this July. I love my convertible passionately -- so smooth, so sexy, so sporty. I have a feeling i will also love the GT -- for being so practical and useful and still a sporty BMW!!
I like that the GT has masculine features. Like the GT's "very distant" relative the Phantom it has Real Presence. I wouldn't consider the Phantom a pretty car, but you darn sure will not confuse it with anything else.

Looks aside when you find a more Luxurious, Functional, Performance oriented 5 door sedan (THAT IS NOT A CROSSOVER) let me know. I sat in the back of an Aston Martin Rapide (4 door hatch) and damn near needed the jaws of life to get out With the GT you can have the same room, and 98.9% of the options of the Flagship BMW, with more utility - whats not to like. I really don't see how BMW could have made the GT as sleek as say an Audi A7 without compromising a great deal of the utility ergo passenger room. Remember this fact if nothing else; the only car in BMW's core lineup with more rear legroom is the LWB F02 7 Series. Also consider the fact that option for option your not getting a decontented 7 Series either.


So the naysayers, haters, however you want to categorize them..can scoff all they like. Just rest assured that you and YOUR passengers will be comfortable and relaxed during the ride, as well as when you arrive at your destination.
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I like that the GT has masculine features. Like the GT's "very distant" relative the Phantom it has Real Presence. I wouldn't consider the Phantom a pretty car, but you darn sure will not confuse it with anything else.

Looks aside when you find a more Luxurious, Functional, Performance oriented 5 door sedan (THAT IS NOT A CROSSOVER) let me know. I sat in the back of an Aston Martin Rapide (4 door hatch) and damn near needed the jaws of life to get out With the GT you can have the same room, and 98.9% of the options of the Flagship BMW, with more utility - whats not to like. I really don't see how BMW could have made the GT as sleek as say an Audi A7 without compromising a great deal of the utility ergo passenger room. Remember this fact if nothing else; the only car in BMW's core lineup with more rear legroom is the LWB F02 7 Series. Also consider the fact that option for option your not getting a decontented 7 Series either.


So the naysayers, haters, however you want to categorize them..can scoff all they like. Just rest assured that you and YOUR passengers will be comfortable and relaxed during the ride, as well as when you arrive at your destination.
I have to dmit that at first glance it wasn't the most glamorous vehicle I'd seen. But then again, neither was the Caddy Sport Wagon, or the 2005 GTO or Mustang Mach 1 or any of o host of vehicles I've owned. Beauty is lots more than skin deep and to really love this car, you need to be a driver, not a looker. I know I'll get in trouble for this one, and no, I'm not being sexist, but it's like just looking at a woman and making some idiotic decision on her personality...you really don't know her until you live with her and get used to her every nuance! Otherwise, everything is just superficial.

A trip up the Pacific Coast Highway with on-the-fly selection of chassis and engine settings is so perfect. 20 way seats, combined with the rear seats that have "theatre seating" status make any trip comfortable. Load up the luggage, kids game gear, bring on the bad weather, light snow, whatever and it's simply a brilliant vehicle for all seasons and reasons. One that I don't have to climb into like a Corvette. You simply sit in the GT. That's saying a lot for 6 feet and 200 lbs and a bad back. If nothing else were to be said, I'd love the car for the comfort alone!
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I have to dmit that at first glance it wasn't the most glamorous vehicle I'd seen. But then again, neither was the Caddy Sport Wagon, or the 2005 GTO or Mustang Mach 1 or any of o host of vehicles I've owned. Beauty is lots more than skin deep and to really love this car, you need to be a driver, not a looker. I know I'll get in trouble for this one, and no, I'm not being sexist, but it's like just looking at a woman and making some idiotic decision on her personality...you really don't know her until you live with her and get used to her every nuance! Otherwise, everything is just superficial.

A trip up the Pacific Coast Highway with on-the-fly selection of chassis and engine settings is so perfect. 20 way seats, combined with the rear seats that have "theatre seating" status make any trip comfortable. Load up the luggage, kids game gear, bring on the bad weather, light snow, whatever and it's simply a brilliant vehicle for all seasons and reasons. One that I don't have to climb into like a Corvette. You simply sit in the GT. That's saying a lot for 6 feet and 200 lbs and a bad back. If nothing else were to be said, I'd love the car for the comfort alone!
Cars like the the Bugatti Veryon or the Nissan GTR arent pretty IMHO either. But their performance can't be denied. Yep! beauty is more than skin deep


There isn't a vehicle in BMW's current line up that I would want to replace my GT with. I am (typical BMW quirks aside) very happy with my selection. However, this isnt to be misconstrued with me not willing to have another BMW "in addition to" the GT. I wouldn't mind a current gen NA V8 M3. Even a CPO E63 M6 in a couple of years wouldn't be bad. I'm not crazy about the interior, but the V10 is true motorsport magic.
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... Beauty is lots more than skin deep and to really love this car, you need to be a driver, not a looker...

A trip up the Pacific Coast Highway with on-the-fly selection of chassis and engine settings is so perfect. 20 way seats, combined with the rear seats that have "theatre seating" status make any trip comfortable. Load up the luggage, kids game gear, bring on the bad weather, light snow, whatever and it's simply a brilliant vehicle for all seasons and reasons.
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Yes! - The GT is about doing...getting out there and making it happen...getting into the game - not just being a spectator - doing it with style!
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I like that the GT has masculine features. Like the GT's "very distant" relative the Phantom it has Real Presence. I wouldn't consider the Phantom a pretty car, but you darn sure will not confuse it with anything else.

Looks aside when you find a more Luxurious, Functional, Performance oriented 5 door sedan (THAT IS NOT A CROSSOVER) let me know. I sat in the back of an Aston Martin Rapide (4 door hatch) and damn near needed the jaws of life to get out With the GT you can have the same room, and 98.9% of the options of the Flagship BMW, with more utility - whats not to like. I really don't see how BMW could have made the GT as sleek as say an Audi A7 without compromising a great deal of the utility ergo passenger room. Remember this fact if nothing else; the only car in BMW's core lineup with more rear legroom is the LWB F02 7 Series. Also consider the fact that option for option your not getting a decontented 7 Series either.


So the naysayers, haters, however you want to categorize them..can scoff all they like. Just rest assured that you and YOUR passengers will be comfortable and relaxed during the ride, as well as when you arrive at your destination.
+ 1

You speak the truth.

Let others be dominated by the instinct of the herd, GT drivers are pack leaders by nature.
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Last edited by Capobranco; 05-17-2011 at 03:04 PM.
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