It would not have been fair to see the F10 BMW 5 Series facelift running around getting ready for a stage debut, without the unpleasant side of the story turning up.
The… aesthetically challenged F07 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is going to get itself a new look as well. More practicality can look good.
This is something that can genuinely happen but it probably won’t in the case of the 5 Series GT. That’s a hopeless idea and a few minor changes will not help.
Seriously, is this thing that good a seller that the Bavarians really don’t feel like dropping it altogether? Last we heard, they were selling a few thousand units per year.
More importantly, there’s a lot of talk about the way the 5 Series GT is drawing some customers away from the 7 Series, which can’t exactly be good for business.
There’s a good chance that BMW actually build this car for them in particular, for those sort of folks who would’ve bought a 7 Series and want the space and practicality without the vast amount of toys and cost.
In the back of my head there’s only one option. Somebody within really loves the 5 Series GT and he’s so far up the hierarchy they’d rather keep the car alive instead of annoy him.
Before people start loving me too much, please accept this as a joke and understand that while I am aware of the plus points of the GT model, i prefer to goof about against it.
The major downside it comes with, that of driving an ugly BMW which you might be ashamed of, is simply too much to take.