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Here we see the updated BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo undergoing winter testing in Sweden.

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BMW's second-generation 5 Series Gran Turismo will address a number of complaints about the current car – namely that it looks terrible.

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With its quirky design, the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo doesn't seem like the most-loved model in the BMW lineup. However, sales in the US and China have reportedly been strong enough to warrant a successor based on the next-gen 5 Series platform, likely in 2016.

Recalls

Almost one month ago, we reported on a BMW investigation into a potentially defective bolt that lived in the company's VANOS variable valve timing system. At that point, the potential recall was seemingly limited to Chinese-market cars; the company was filing a recall application with Chinese officials.

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BMW itself says it is making "Precise modifications to the design" of the facelifted, sixth-generation 5 Series, and this is the result. The 2014 5 Series will come in four flavors – sedan, Touring, Gran Turismo and ActiveHybrid 5 – the biggest news probably the addition of a diesel engine for the US market.

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BMW 5 Series Touring – Click above for high-res image gallery

BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

BMW 5 Series ActiveHybrid Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

BMW 5 Series GT by AC Schnitzer – Click above for high-res image gallery

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If you love the idea of the 5 Series Gran Turismo but don't want a vehicle quite that large, BMW's got something baking in the oven that you may very well be interested in: a 3 Series Gran Turismo. Just like its larger sibling, this wagon that's masquerading as anything other than a wagon will sport a fastback-like rear roof design that covers up a larger cargo hold than the standard 3's trunk.

2010 BMW 535i Gran Turismo – Click above for high-res image gallery

2011 BMW 5 Series Touring - click above image for hi-res gallery