2017 BMW 5-Series GT Scooped on the Nurburgring
BMW is ready to launch the all-new 5-Series Sedan and Station Wagon somewhere this autumn, but will also add an updated version of this GT test mule, seen here while performing some tests on the Nurburgring.
We might be looking here at a sec-gen GT model which would be launch in China first, and that because of the increased popularity that the model has had on the aforementioned market for the last couple of years.
As we can depict from the spy photos, the BMW 5-Series GT will come with a fresh design, highlighted by an evolutionary styling.
This means that the hatchback will adopt in the end a more prominent twin kidney grille flanked by slender headlights, along with a tall roof flowing down the tailgate, now coming with an integrated spoiler.
As expected, BMW`s new CLAR platform, also seen on the new 2016 BMW 7-Series or upcoming 2018 BMW 6 Series Coupe, will underpin the 5-Series GT, meaning lightweight materials like carbon fiber, aluminum or high-strength steel. This would make it 200 pounds lighter than the current model.
As far as the engine lineup concern, there are no reports detailing that, but we should expect a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo flat-six diesel with 265 horsepower or a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo flat-six petrol with higher 326 horsepower. In case you want to feel more powerful on the road, then you can opt for a topper 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine, with more than 450 horsepower.