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For anyone who is vigilant about the popularity of BMWs they spot on the roads of North America, this should come as no surprise – the 5-series GT has unfortunately been a bit of a sales disappointment. In an interview with Automotive News, BMW of North America CEO Jim O’Donnell says he wishes the company hadn’t stopped selling the 5-series wagon (F11) in the United States last year because the company thought a lot its 5-series station wagon customers would go with the GT.

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Trussardi 5-series GT Announced

03/10/2011 at 11:31 AM
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Trussardi is better known as a fashion house than custom car builder, but that hasn’t stopped them from constructing a unique 5-series GT edition.

The limited edition Trussardi 5-series GT has been announced in celebration of the designer company’s 100th anniversary. Based on the 530d xDrive GT, this special GT draws on inspiration from the concepts of leather and gloves, Trussardi’s first core business.

This limited edition GT has been repainted in Heraldic Brown, a color which invokes the look of fine leather. The Trussardi logo adorns the … CONTINUED

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The BMW 530d GT has been crowned Executive Car of the Year in the 2010 Professional Driver Car of the Year Awards and the 530d sedan finished second in the judging making it a one-two for BMW. Also, the BMW 7-Series has been awarded Chauffeur Car of the Year by top chauffeuring website thechauffeur.com.

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See inside for the the entire list of changes that will take place to most BMW models beginning in September 2010 when the 2011 model year begins for most models. This is a must read primer on ALL changes coming.

Hamann 5-Series GT Gran Turismo

05/08/2010 at 9:00 AM
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Hamann has completed its work on the 5-Series GT and involves an impressive list of exterior and dynamic changes.

Their kit includes first and foremost a lowering kit for the models 530d, 535i and 550i (including air suspension).

The product range also includes a front spoiler to be mounted on the standard front spoiler of the series, side skirts and a rear spoiler in a ""subtle" or "striking" design. Both provide reduced lift force at the rear axle and … CONTINUED

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We suppose its downright impossible to discuss the 550i GT without first mentioning its shape. In a word, awkward. To add one more word, really awkward. The front end happily employs BMWs latest design direction, with mega-nostrils dwarfing the Roundel and the newest version of their patented angel eyes.

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BMW, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium cars, is consistently enlarging its wide range of all-wheel-drive models. Starting in June and, respectively, September 2010, all engine variants of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo will also be available … CONTINUED

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Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 12, 2010… The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo has won the 2010 Ward’s Auto Interior of the Year award for Design Versatility. This unique automobile was designed to expand on the original gran turismo concept, which was a luxurious and sporty car for two with room for luggage. The 5 Series Gran Turismo offers luxury seating for four (or five) with plenty of room for luggage. For those times when larger items will be along for the ride, it offers maximum … CONTINUED

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AC Schnitzer has debuted their X1 and 5-series GT at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. Details and photos inside.

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We bring you the full 2011 BMW Model Year ordering guide (in PDF) for all 2011 models. This guide lists ALL start of production dates, available options, colors, packages, and related notes for every single BMW model for 2011.

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Just a small public service annoucement. We’ve updated and added a few new wallpapers of the 5-Series for those of you interested in this car.

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Overall, the 2011 BMW models are not significantly changed. The new models are the BMW 5-series and Alpina B7 along with LCI updates to the 3-series coupe and convertible. See inside for 2011 BMW models pricing and details.

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We’ve added a few new videos to the official 5-Series GT thread. Enjoy!

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Part 3 (last) of the 5-series GT feature series, showing how BMW conducts high speed and final testing, wrapping up a 5 year development period.