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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). 

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