BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo: design images

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BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo: design images

The official design images of the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo, including exterior and interior sketches and photos from the construction of the full-scale clay model.

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Exterior design

The BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo combines the Gran Turismo with four doors and all the quality of a Sedan, and the versatility of a Sports Activity Vehicle. The proportions are borne out by the long hood, the long wheelbase, the coupe-like roofline, and the greenhouse moved rearward.

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The dynamic character of the car’s front-end is accentuated by the large BMW kidney grille positioned low down and standing upright, as well as the large air intake.The dual round headlights give the front end of the car a particularly modern look. The corona rings come for the first time in LED technology.

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From the side, the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo clearly visualizes its innovative character, the waistline and the coupe-like roofline accentuate the look of the car and the length of the body. Following the example of a coupe, the four doors have frameless windows.

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The aluminum surrounds on the side windows are milled out of one solid unit and holding the exterior mirrors. A further element on the side is the exciting re-interpretation of the famous “Hofmeister kink” typical of BMW at the rear end of the window.

Horizontal lines at the rear emphasize the width and sporting character of the car, accentuated by the waistline extending from the side into the rear panel, a three-dimensional chrome bar and the flared wheel arches. The outer rooflines merge into the spoiler and encompass the rear in its fastback design. The L-shaped rear light clusters come with horizontal rows of lights extending far round into the side of the car.

Interior design

BMW Concept 5 GT Interior Design SketchThe panorama glass roof intensifies the light and generous ambience inside the car, while the stylish cockpit emphasizes the sheer width of the vehicle through its horizontal lines, black panel technology and a fully integrated 10.2-inch Control Display.

The slightly elevated seating position ensures an optimum overview and makes access comfortable.

Tilted slightly to the front, the instrument panel optimizes the degree of control comfort on the driver’s seat.

Extending to the rear, the center console in the concept car emphasizes the length of the interior.

With the rear seats in their regular position, the BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo offers the passengers at the rear the same legroom as in the BMW 7 Series and virtually the same headroom as in the BMW X5. .

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The two-piece tailgate allows unique variability in loading the luggage compartment: passengers can open the small, sedan-like or open up the large hatch similar in its configuration to that of a Sports Activity Vehicle.

Clay model – Image gallery

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(Source: BMW)

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