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The Top Gear car review:BMW 5 Series GT

Overall verdict
A car in search of an identity. If it keeps you out of the thuggish X5 or X6, then by all means go for it. But why not a 5-series Touring?


Typically BMW-like to drive, well made, well-performing engines


Just look at it...


What is it?

The 5-Series GT is one of BMW’s biggest mistakes. The large hatchback-style body is meant to hit the middle ground between the 5-Series saloon and Touring, but doesn’t succeed. Mainly because it looks utterly ungainly. BMW has tried to better it over the years with a facelift or two, but it’s a bit like putting make-up on a pig. This is a very ugly car indeed, particularly from the rear (although the M-Sport trim does help lift the front end, a little). 

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
550i Luxury 5dr Step Auto
5.0s 214g/km 30.7 450 £58,820
The cheapest
520d SE 5dr Step Auto
8.9s 148g/km 50.4 184 £37,945
The greenest
520d Luxury 5dr Step Auto
8.9s 144g/km 51.4 184 £40,645
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