BMW Reveals 2011 BMW 5-Series GT

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Why did Chief BMW Designer Chris “Flame Broiled” Bangle introduce this vehicle to the world? His successor, Adrian van Hooydonk, was responsible for its genesis (in the non-Hyundai sense of the word). At the unveiling, the outgoing design meister said Mr. Hooptie was in The Big Apple on Bimmer business. In any case, what a waste of time. (Not to mention money, as the industry is currently so awash in the stuff.) That said, it was nice to hear Mr. Bangle tell the assembled 3D-glasses wearing throngs that they looked “cute” in a 1950’s Life magazine cover photo sort of way. And I was intrigued to discover this four-door career coupe de grace offers more rear headroom than an X5. Will this, uh, thing ever make production? Do you care?

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  • Patrickj Patrickj on Feb 14, 2009

    Volvo called. They want their drums of turd-brown paint back.

  • Jonglenn Jonglenn on Aug 08, 2009

    if they dump the 5 Touring and introduce this idiotic, impractical, ugly and useless piece of crap instead in the US, as rumour has it, they don't deserve to sell any cars.... a HATCHBACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Geez....didn't they die in the 80's ? (and what the !#*& is a"4-door sports coupe...GIMME A BREAK !!) it only me or did good taste vacate the BMW premises for niche wanna-be garbage?

  • Tassos When these were new cars, i tassos, could barely afford to “settle” for a tin can death trap 1991 civic dx. I could’ve done better for myself, but chose not to. Just like now - I could be enjoying my sunset years but i prefer to bully contributors on a free site i CHOOSE to visit.
  • Bd2 There's Telluride news you could be posting.
  • Tassos I listen to Andrew Tate podcasts. Also, the voices in my head provide plenty of entertainment. Biden dollars
  • Zerofoo “Can the sedan be saved?” Sure - just lift it a bit, add a mild all wheel drive system, and make the trunk a lift back. I don’t know a single middle-aged woman who doesn’t drive a CUV. Precisely none of them want to go back to a sedan. The sedan may not be die completely, but sedans will not replace CUV/SUVs any time in the foreseeable future.