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    BMW 5GT Sales

    BMW admits the bold move to introduce a completely new model in its highest option/engine was a mistake. In the USA only, this model was to be expected to do better, but the market has shown otherwise. Sales are below expected numbers for the USA.

    In other markets BMW introduced smaller engines and sales are much better. I also read that more females are buyers than BMW expected.

    Is this BMW not doing a proper potential customer market assessment, or do you think the customer demand has shifted Smiley

     

    http://www.worldcarfans.com/110052526448/bmw-na-bosses-admit-mistake-launching-5-series-gt-with

     


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Biggest mistake was not giving it the X5/6M engine. With AWD.

    I probably would have bought a 5T with awd and 555hp instead of the X6M had it been offered.

     


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    It is ugly, period.


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.

     +1


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Enmanuel:
    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.

     +1

    +2...and counting
     


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    tso:
    Enmanuel:
    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.

     +1

    +2...and counting
     

    what they said, panny jr.


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    tso:
    Enmanuel:
    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.

     +1

    +2...and counting
     

    +3


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Mike S:
    tso:
    Enmanuel:
    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.

     +1

    +2...and counting
     

    +3


    +4 Smiley buuuuut: it's a very comfy Chauffeur limousine. I recently used a Limo Service to get to the airport and they picked me up in a 5GT. I must admit I loved the mix of comfort and "sporty" interior design. The huge panorama roof created the impression of sitting on a sunny terrace and the ride comfort was just perfectly balanced between comfort and "still feeling something".

    On my way home they picked me up in a MB S Class - the car felt just like another boring taxi in comparison to the 5GT.


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    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    oh common guys, girls like it according to sales stats. Explain that one... I guess its the SUV and space thing, plus the mirrors are big for checking your make-up


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    i rather like it


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    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Porsche-Jeck:
    Mike S:
    tso:
    Enmanuel:
    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.

     +1

    +2...and counting
     

    +3


    +4 

     +5

    It's ugly, but not as ugly as I thought when I saw it in real life. Still wouldn't buy it though..


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    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    993Targa:
    Porsche-Jeck:
    Mike S:
    tso:
    Enmanuel:
    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.

     +1

    +2...and counting
     

    +3


    +4 

     +5

    It's ugly, but not as ugly as I thought when I saw it in real life. Still wouldn't buy it though..

    +6  

    the  back is hideous
     


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    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    intouch1:

    i rather like it

     

    Just me and you. We are the lonely bunch here.


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    I see a white one the other day with funk up BMW alloys and I could not believe the fact that I actually like it.....


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    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Gnil:
    993Targa:
    Porsche-Jeck:
    Mike S:
    tso:
    Enmanuel:
    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.

     +1

    +2...and counting
     

    +3


    +4 

     +5

    It's ugly, but not as ugly as I thought when I saw it in real life. Still wouldn't buy it though..

    +6  

    the  back is hideous
     

    x googolplex

    makes Blangle's BMW designs look good in comparison!


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    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Whoopsy:
    intouch1:

    i rather like it

     

    Just me and you. We are the lonely bunch here.

    Im with ya, its a nice niche model. It also destroys the Mercedes R-class which is once again just hideous.


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    But at least there was a R63 before...................


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Carlos from Spain:
    Gnil:
    993Targa:
    Porsche-Jeck:
    Mike S:
    tso:
    Enmanuel:
    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.

     +1

    +2...and counting
     

    +3


    +4 

     +5

    It's ugly, but not as ugly as I thought when I saw it in real life. Still wouldn't buy it though..

    +6  

    the  back is hideous
     

    x googolplex

     x googleplex2

    Smiley


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    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    I do believe the reasons why some of you dislike the car lies in its proportions which are, due to its packaging, entirely different than on the regular BMW sedans.


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.


    Almost 90% of the people I know they saw the car, agree. My son, he is 6 and a car nut, saw this car for the very first time at Munich Airport and he told me how ugly it is. This is the first new car he saw and he didn't put his hands and nose against it's windows to look inside.

    Btw: when we left for the US, he saw the new 5 series at Munich Airport. He ran over to look at the car and I barely could drag him away. Maybe BMW should hire him as some sort of "I likey, I don't likey" sensor. Smiley

    My wife calls the 5GT a "monstrosity".


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    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    RC:
    SciFrog:

    It is ugly, period.


    Almost 90% of the people I know they saw the car, agree. My son, he is 6 and a car nut, saw this car for the very first time at Munich Airport and he told me how ugly it is. This is the first new car he saw and he didn't put his hands and nose against it's windows to look inside.

    Btw: when we left for the US, he saw the new 5 series at Munich Airport. He ran over to look at the car and I barely could drag him away. Maybe BMW should hire him as some sort of "I likey, I don't likey" sensor. Smiley

    My wife calls the 5GT a "monstrosity".

     Now that you mention it the new 5 appears to be a hit over here, It just got here and already they are starting to show up everywhere i go on the streets.


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    oh the new 5er is a complete winner and i think for the first time BMW has passed MB E-class. job well done!


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Passing the new E-class is pretty easy feat, the new E is butt ugly period.

    Even the 5GT looks a million times better.


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Whoopsy:

    Passing the new E-class is pretty easy feat, the new E is butt ugly period.

    Even the 5GT looks a million times better.

     the one with the AMG package looks really good.


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    Have you checked out the square unmatched headlamps?


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    or that horrible double round fog light, a straight copy from Gemballa or something....


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    I think the 5GT is ugly and horrendous.

    Anyway... my wife likes it and this is very weird as I would say in general she has a good taste


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

    +5 


    Re: BMW 5GT Sales

     +6


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