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      12-26-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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From sketch to reality - BMW 5-Series GT Development

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Going from sketch to reality is a long and certainly daunting process for any automaker. And one that is always a bit shrouded by mystery for the average enthusiast. With the 5er GT BMW decided to give everyone some insight into the working behind the scenes at BMW with these multipart videos on the process.

Even if you are not a fan of this car (believe me, it really grows on you ALOT) these videos are worth the watch just too get a glimpse into what goes into the design and development of a BMW.

Part 1




Part 2: Prototyping and Testing




Part 3: Final Tests and Premiere

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      12-26-2009, 10:24 AM   #2
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Awesome!!

Must be a dream to see the car you've designed actually driving on the road...

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      12-26-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thats awesome... My dream job (next to being a professional race car driver) would be to design them... what an awesome process they go through
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      12-26-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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      12-26-2009, 01:44 PM   #5
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My dream job would be to design them... what an awesome process they go through
Absolutely...
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      12-26-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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I saw that on the next time clips that part of testing is to autox the thing. Now why does that void my warranty if its part of the design process?


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Thats awesome... My dream job (next to being a professional race car driver) would be to design them... what an awesome process they go through
Im studing to be an aeronautical engineer. We go through a similar design process and trust me, its not as glamrous as you might think.
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      12-26-2009, 02:15 PM   #7
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Seems to me they really changed it alot throughout the development-process!
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      12-27-2009, 04:42 AM   #8
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Great video , i cant wait for part 2 .
I just ordered the 535 gt (xmas present for me) and i cant have enough info.
As for the looks , i initially thought it was strange looking but practical , so i went to see it up close... It is nothing like the photos , i fell in love with it instantly.
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Great video , i cant wait for part 2 .
I just ordered the 535 gt (xmas present for me) and i cant have enough info.
As for the looks , i initially thought it was strange looking but practical , so i went to see it up close... It is nothing like the photos , i fell in love with it instantly.

Agreed! I just saw a 5er GT for the first time last Saturday... WAY better looking in person. Congrats on the order man!!
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      12-27-2009, 12:11 PM   #11
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omg it looks like a new f10 m5 with the e90 hartge lip integrated! sick! we all hate the long kideny grill look so that would have had to go.
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and i totally wanted bmw to try the direction of italic squared corona rings / angel eyes. Sort of like the recent white/blue/black concept car BMW showed off few months go.
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5 Series Gt Is Sweet....
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What is that on the hood at 0:20?
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      12-29-2009, 07:04 AM   #15
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That was pretty awesome.
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      12-30-2009, 04:24 PM   #17
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I WANT PART 3

hahaha thats such a cool process!!
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      12-31-2009, 12:18 AM   #18
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WOW this is so awesome, I didn't feel like commenting on the 1st part but the 2nd is really getting good. I really don't have words to describe how epic this is to see how a car is made from start to finish in such detail, let alone a BMW.
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Very cool. The design is really starting to grow on me.
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That's what I call thoroughly tested! Great vid!
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