BMW releases details of 5 Series Gran Turismo Concept

BMW releases details of 5 Series Gran Turismo Concept

BMW 5-series GT concept fq

BMW has just released details of its 5 Series Gran Turismo concept, which invents an automotive category that don’t yet exist with a vehicle that isn’t quite a sedan, wagon, crossover or SUV. Instead, the innovative Bavarian automaker refers to its new vehicle as a Progressive Activity Sedan, which apparently means that it’s a fastback wagon that sits a bit higher off the ground than normal sedans.

While opinion is set to differ on the new bodystyle, one feature sure to prove popular is the two-piece, double-jointed tailgate. It’s a clever take on the classic problem of how to access the rear hatch in tight conditions. Once open, it’s a large, usable area.

For such a large vehicle, there’s apparently not that much room inside for passengers. Especially with just four seats, but each seat looks comfortable and has plenty of room, all four seats slide forward and back and have electronic gadgetry. The centre console extends from the dash all the way to the rear seating area, providing a spot to put elbows and loose items in their respective places. Word is that production won’t be too far in the future and with only mild changes to this concept’s basic design. Check back next month for more info of the Tourer from the Geneva Motor Show.

BMW 5-series GT concept fq

BMW has just released details of its 5 Series Gran Turismo concept, which invents an automotive category that don’t yet exist with a vehicle that isn’t quite a sedan, wagon, crossover or SUV. Instead, the innovative Bavarian automaker refers to its new vehicle as a Progressive Activity Sedan, which apparently means that it’s a fastback wagon that sits a bit higher off the ground than normal sedans.

While opinion is set to differ on the new bodystyle, one feature sure to prove popular is the two-piece, double-jointed tailgate. It’s a clever take on the classic problem of how to access the rear hatch in tight conditions. Once open, it’s a large, usable area.

For such a large vehicle, there’s apparently not that much room inside for passengers. Especially with just four seats, but each seat looks comfortable and has plenty of room, all four seats slide forward and back and have electronic gadgetry. The centre console extends from the dash all the way to the rear seating area, providing a spot to put elbows and loose items in their respective places. Word is that production won’t be too far in the future and with only mild changes to this concept’s basic design. Check back next month for more info of the Tourer from the Geneva Motor Show.

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