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      03-30-2014, 11:44 PM   #1
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BMW 550GT

Saw one last weekend, what can i say is it a bird no, is it a plane no, is it a joke YES.
Who would design such a fine looking motor car should i cry or should i laugh
Who would purchase one what do you think ? Is it a boot or a poo outlet.
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      03-30-2014, 11:52 PM   #2
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I reckon if you parked a X6, and 550GT and a 320GT next to eachother everyone around them would instantly die of disgust
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I think the MSRP of the 535i GT is quite a bit cheaper than the 535i sedan..so there's that. Not sure why that's the case though.
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very ugly indeed!
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      03-31-2014, 05:48 AM   #5
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The 320GT isn't that bad, at least they did some styling revision to try and make it look pretty..
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The 5er GT strong suit is that it has the interior from a 7er - plus it has a HUGE (double)tail gate trunk. For someone who only wants ONE car to do everything - it makes sense.
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The 5er GT strong suit is that it has the interior from a 7er - plus it has a HUGE (double)tail gate trunk. For someone who only wants ONE car to do everything - it makes sense.
X5s in aus appear to have an identical interior (just looking quickly at the dash/center console) and are roughly the same price, and come with xdrive, an even bigger boot, and dont look anywhere near as ugly. If you want one car to do everything you'd be abit nutty to pick a 5GT over an X5.

Considering its main competition for form/function is the A5 sportback I cant see many people buying a 5GT.
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The 5er GT strong suit is that it has the interior from a 7er - plus it has a HUGE (double)tail gate trunk. For someone who only wants ONE car to do everything - it makes sense.
An X5 makes more sense as a "one car to do everything"
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Dackelone - but why not just get a wagon?

the wagon has both more space, and LOOKS shitloads better, i mean, it makes the GT look like a beat up corolla in comparison -_-
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If the mods here were fair dinkum they would slap this peter @ advan bloke with a temp ban for posting such filth on the 1er forum!
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If the mods here were fair dinkum they would slap this peter @ advan bloke with a temp ban for posting such filth on the 1er forum!
But sir i am being polite
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      04-02-2014, 12:18 AM   #12
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Dackelone - but why not just get a wagon?

the wagon has both more space, and LOOKS shitloads better, i mean, it makes the GT look like a beat up corolla in comparison -_-
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i may sell my 1M over this

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Hmm buy an M4, and then just buy a cheap $5k conventional wagon such as a liberty imo!
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Hmm buy an M4, and then just buy a cheap $5k conventional wagon such as a liberty imo!
i mean in disgust
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Hmm buy an M4, and then just buy a cheap $5k conventional wagon such as a liberty imo!
i mean in disgust
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      04-02-2014, 11:08 PM   #18
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i mean in disgust
Ahh I was thinking to myself, that looks like a POS haha
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Ahh I was thinking to myself, that looks like a POS haha
What is going on with BMW, why do they produce such cars that simply don't appeal.

Or is it just a South pacific thing We all like the 1/2/3/4 series but some of the other series are just lost .

Mercedes haven't made a dog for a while, there vehicle range just gets better year by year.

Even Audi / VW are taking sales away from BMW.

And yes i still love my BMW N54 powered E92 BITSA
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It is ugly. But it's extremely comfy inside. Reclinable rear seats! And not every one likes the higher sitting position of the X5.
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I'm assuming the "GT" model must be more appealing in European markets than it is here. Its probably intended as a spacious car intended for a comfy ride over congested roads. Its definitely lacks the sporting styling that many BMW buyers are traditionally attracted to.

I think it may be mistake for BMW to offer it in this market. I expect that 99% of Australian buyers would prefer the higher driving position and aggressive looks of the X5, while the other 1% would be better served by the 5 series wagon.
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wow and I thought the 130 5 door thing was ugly, this puts it all into perspective
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