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BMW Concept 5 Series Gran
Turismo At The 2009 Geneva Motor Show
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - With the BMW
Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo, BMW opens a new segment in the
automobile market by incorporating BMW driving dynamics,
quality, and style into a new type of vehicle. As was the case
with the BMW X5 as the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle and
the BMW 1 Series, to this day the only rear-wheel-drive premium
small car, BMW is again developing a new market segment and
giving additional driver groups the unique experience of The
Ultimate Driving Machine.
The BMW Concept 5 Series Gran
Turismo is the production-destined rendition of the Progressive
Activity Sedan (PAS) development idea. For the first time, this
concept car combines the looks and appearance of a sporty BMW
Sedan, a modern Sports Activity Vehicle, and a classic Gran
Turismo. Perhaps the most outstanding feature of the BMW Concept
5 Series Gran Turismo is its combination of stylish quality,
luxurious comfort, and remarkable convenience.
As the name indicates, the BMW
Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo is the ideal car for long journeys
while still offering a dynamic driving experience in everyday
traffic or short jaunts. The design of the body presents the
character of a BMW dedicated to sporting performance.
The interior of the BMW Concept 5
Series Gran Turismo combines spaciousness, personal luxury, and
an exquisite choice of materials to provide a first-class
experience. The entryways allow ergonomically ideal access to
all seats, the driver-oriented design of the cockpit, in typical
BMW fashion, suggests sporty performance, and the slightly
elevated seating position promotes good outward visibility.
Unique design in the rear provides a
modern, generous atmosphere. With the rear seats adjustable fore-aft by
up to 4”, both legroom and the seat angle may be set to the preferences
of the passengers. Headroom is virtually the same as in the BMW X5,
giving driver and passengers a genuinely comfortable experience.
(February 13, 2009)