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      The 5-Series GT is awful. Yes, awful. It's ugly, it doesn't sell, it's a flat out disaster and hopefully one that is costing BMW tons of money so they pull their head out of the sand. BMW is determined to force a round peg into a square hole and so will be giving the F07 5GT a major styling refresh. Will it work? Will it somehow change BMW already declaring the 5GT a failure and one of their former executives stating they wished they kept the 5-Series wagon instead? Doubtful.

      So the car is getting a new front bumper design with modified headlights. The front was never the problem it's that spectacularly ugly rear end. It seems the rear is getting some major new changes with a new hatch design, taillights, and rear bumper.

      Frankly, BimmerBoost doesn't care. BimmerBoost hopes this refresh fails and BMW can light the stupid thing on fire and push it off a cliff already. Get back to making drivers cars BMW before you lose the rest of your diehard fans...











      This article was originally published in forum thread: BMW attempting to fix the mess that is the F07 5-Series GT with a major styling facelift - Spyphotos started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 25 Comments
      1. xbox_fan's Avatar
        xbox_fan -
        Dont get this why would anyone want this when the 5-series Touring is better and good looking?
      1. Autobahn335i's Avatar
        Autobahn335i -
        Epic failure round two.
      1. xbox_fan's Avatar
        xbox_fan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Autobahn335i Click here to enlarge
        Epic failure round two.
        +1
      1. KB's Avatar
        KB -
        I still don't get it.
      1. FRD135i's Avatar
        FRD135i -
        As the saying goes, "can't fix stupid"
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        fugly...
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        What exactly is the point of getting one of these instead of an X6? (not like there is much of a point to the X6 to begin with) In a few pics it even looks like one, especially the second picture. What an utter failure, again.

        BMW's head is so far up their own ass they can taste it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by xbox_fan Click here to enlarge
        Dont get this why would anyone want this when the 5-series Touring is better and good looking?
        Exactly...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DFM Click here to enlarge
        What exactly is the point of getting one of these instead of an X6?
        None. BMW attempted to invent a niche like Mercedes did with the four door coupe but instead ended up creating something that looks like an aborted wagon raped by an SUV.
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        None. BMW attempted to invent a niche like Mercedes did with the four door coupe but instead ended up creating something that looks like an aborted wagon raped by an SUV.
        Click here to enlarge Exactly
      1. benzy89's Avatar
        benzy89 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        None. BMW attempted to invent a niche like Mercedes did with the four door coupe but instead ended up creating something that looks like an aborted wagon raped by an SUV.
        But the CLS and A7 actually work.... The 5 Series GT is $#@!ing ugly & must die
      1. CubanJJ09's Avatar
        CubanJJ09 -
        Bring back true wagons and destroy all
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by CubanJJ09 Click here to enlarge
        Bring back true wagons and destroy all
        BMW can keep their 5GT:

        Click here to enlarge
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Dusgusting still....
      1. S62R's Avatar
        S62R -
        Even the license plate installation is a fail on this one.

        Front and rear plate are mixed up.The two sticker plate belongs back,not front..Click here to enlarge
      1. dzenno@PTF's Avatar
        dzenno@PTF -
        Don't see any improvement
      1. Jimefam's Avatar
        Jimefam -
        Actually all the 5's are getting a face lift for their LCI including the M5.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Jimefam Click here to enlarge
        Actually all the 5's are getting a face lift for their LCI including the M5.
        Yes but this is getting far more of a styling change.
      1. whoosh's Avatar
        whoosh -
        Attachment 26687





        Click here to enlarge

        How is it that they could pull off an awkward design ~15 years ago with the E36/8, but not today?
      1. DFM's Avatar
        DFM -
        That M coupe is $#@!ing sexy. Someday I will own one....someday.

        As for the 5 GT, is it possible that the have enough 5 GT specific parts laying around that they dont want to waste, so they are trying to morph the 5 GT into something that may sell (even though it probably still wont and they'll end up losing more $) so they don't waste said parts?