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Old 06-03-2010, 10:08 AM   #1
BMW Admits they may have missed the mark with the 5-Series GT
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BMW introduced last year the brand new 5-Series GT but it appears it also did a little mistake. Apparently, the problem is that the car was available only with rear-wheel drive and a V8 engine.

“The V-8 was probably not the right car to launch it with,” said Rich Brekus, BMW’s general manager of sales for North America. Of course, this will change as BMW is planning to introduce an all-wheel-drive model in June as well as a six-cylinder engine in the fall. Since its launch, BMW sold only 1,143 GTs, outperforming sales of the 5-series wagon last year. “This time next year,” O’Donnell said, “we’ll tell you if it’s successful or not.”

Source - http://www.4wheelsnews.com/bmw-execu...h-5-series-gt/

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Old 06-06-2010, 12:54 PM
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I'm not a big fan of wagons, but this car makes a wagon look good. The new interior is spot on but the exterior is garbage.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:26 PM
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I'm still not a fan of the GT. In my opinion they could have sexy'd up the wagon a bit, given it a luxury seating option and a split tailgate and had a car with a much wider appeal without the polarizing styling they seem to be trying so hard to get away from.
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