BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo M Sport spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

You may think that adding an M Sport pack to the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig, but let's be honest: BMW has to do something to broaden the 5GT's appeal and try to boost sales. BMW had projected that it would sell between 4,000 and 8,000 of its Gran Turismo range annually in the United States. Yet in 2010, the company only managed to move 2,848. Ouch.

Our spy photographers caught this prototype of a 5 Series GT out in Germany, dressed up in what appears to be traditional M Sport kit. Notice the revised front fascia, larger M-style wheels, revised side skirts and ever-so-slightly touched-up rear bumper. Like all other M Sport models, don't expect a boost in power output, and that's just fine – one thing we've always enjoyed about the 550i model is its twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8.

Look for the 5 Series Gran Turismo M Sport to debut at this fall's Frankfurt Motor Show.


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      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      What a HORRIBLE AWFUL DISASTER of a car.
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JasonERF
        And what a blight on the company's reputation. Sort like the late-1970s Versailles was to Lincoln.
      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      I told you the M5GT was on its way.
      icharlie
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thank you autoblog editors for reminding me this thing had ever existed.....
      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is unique and its definitely not ugly. People have different tastes. I see this car everywhere in LA and it sold very well in Europe.
        Shiftright
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        I live in LA where anything with a BMW badge sells like hot cakes, and I've seen maybe five on the road. It makes sense from a functional and practical standpoint, but it's awkwardly proportioned and smacks of a cynical attempt by BMW to leverage its badge in the quest to fill or create every niche in the universe. An M version further supports this and dilutes the M brand further.
      Corey
      • 3 Years Ago
      BMW's Aztek - so sad.
      rmkensington
      • 3 Years Ago
      That thing is the worst car bmw has ever made. Goes against everything they stand for.
        BG
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rmkensington
        Everything they STOOD for. Now no one knows what their philosophy is.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      BG
      • 3 Years Ago
      These are even worse when you see them up close. Tall metal sides. Amazingly little useful interior room. Front seats separated by a 1 to 2-ft-wide console. Clumsy heavy rear hatch door assembly. Huge ghetto wheels so heavy it has to have run-flats becasue only a weight-lifter would be able to wrestle a spare in place.. Automatic transmission. Heavy. A true non-drivers' car.
        Susan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BG
        They're even worse than you described. Why were you so nice?
        scott
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BG
        I totally agree. In pictures they're sort of 'meh', but when you see one on the road, They really lack visual interest on the sides, the rear end treatment is generic and bland...it certainly doesn't say luxury to me. and the local one I see driving around here is in an atrocious champagne beige straight out of 1997, it does the car no good.
      bonehead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dear BMW, For a proper GT design please reference the Audi A7 thanks
        ColeWorld
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
        A7 is hideous
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bonehead
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      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      I saw one 50i in Black color. Maaaan that thing looks good.
      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      This little piggy went to market, This little piggy stayed at home, This little piggy had roast beef, This little piggy had none. And this little piggy found some lipstick And put it on.
      ACSRHS
      • 3 Years Ago
      BMW really screwed themselves over by trying to be "different"... those proportions are terrifying!
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