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      04-28-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
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Autoblog.com reviews the 2010 BMW 550i GT

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We suppose it's downright impossible to discuss the 550i GT without first mentioning its shape. In a word, awkward. To add one more word, really awkward. The front end happily employs BMW's latest design direction, with mega-nostrils dwarfing the Roundel and the newest version of their patented angel eyes.
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Thankfully, the inside is a completely different story. Unlike the divisive exterior, BMW has done a first rate job designing and appointing the 550i GT's interior.
Just a warning, this is not the most positive review of the car

Follow the link to read the full article and see all the photos: http://www.autoblog.com/2010/04/28/2...urismo-review/
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      04-29-2010, 12:19 AM   #2
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I read it yesterday @ autoblog.com...never drive or see it in the real world but other review make me confident about it (in my opinion it's a good unique car)
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      04-29-2010, 12:20 AM   #3
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it's ugly.

either get the X5 or the proper 5er.

The GT is stupid. It will be discontinued.

/thread.
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      04-29-2010, 12:52 AM   #4
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i saw this exact car with that exact plate on NJ turnpike several times late 2009 summer...
article is finally out....lol
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      04-29-2010, 01:05 AM   #5
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      04-29-2010, 01:06 AM   #6
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When? be more specific!!! I love it but if I was them I would build something to KILL the competition. For example, ZR1, R8, Panamera, SLS, CLS 63 AMG, and the CLK AMG BlackSeries.
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The GT is stupid. It will be discontinued.
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      04-29-2010, 01:21 AM   #7
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The part that I COMPLETELY agree with is the part about the throttle tip-in. The first 5 series I drove was my friend's 03 540i M Sport and that thing SCREAMED (as they said in the article about the e34 5 series) and that was one reason I was excited to get my 550 M Sport... only to realize that the tip-in is just as they described it on the GT. Sure, I can put it in sport mode which starts it in 1st gear as opposed to Drive which starts in 2nd, but that only affects the acceleration and not the tip-in.

I want it to be as if a friend were to drive my car and press the gas and just be completely stunned by it (which always happened in my friend's 540 but has not happened to the same degree with my 550). Guess it's time for a Sprint Booster!
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      04-29-2010, 06:13 AM   #9
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How about GT's sales?
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      04-29-2010, 07:51 AM   #10
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      04-29-2010, 08:02 AM   #11
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SPANK!

Glad to know I'm not the only BMW fan that can't understand the GT. Ugly, overweight, and ponderous are not attributes of a dancing partner, nor should they be of a BMW The 5er Touring make so much more sense for those who want executive-class driving and need room for luggage (AND you can get one with a proper manual transmission).

Hey, BMW - give the GT to China, give the USA the Touring. If you don't, expect these pigs to lay about, unsold on the dealer lots for months and months to come.

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it's ugly.

either get the X5 or the proper 5er.

The GT is stupid. It will be discontinued.

/thread.
I have to agree with you! The 5-series GT is ugly and over priced. Considering that an X5 comes standard with xDrive and 10K cheaper, the 5-series GT does not make sense at all.

I rather drive a 5-series Sedan or an X5.

I think that the money spent on products like the X6 and the GT should be spent on cars like the upcoming X3 and 3-series to make them better and more affordable.
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I have to agree with you! The 5-series GT is ugly and over priced. Considering that an X5 comes standard with xDrive and 10K cheaper, the 5-series GT does not make sense at all.

I rather drive a 5-series Sedan or an X5.

I think that the money spent on products like the X6 and the GT should be spent on cars like the upcoming X3 and 3-series to make them better and more affordable.
Are you just jealous that you cant afford a GT so you are complaining!? The GT is a great car. It's you that doesn't make sense at all!
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The part about the turn signals was funny.
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      04-29-2010, 01:47 PM   #15
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Are you just jealous that you cant afford a GT so you are complaining!? The GT is a great car. It's you that doesn't make sense at all!
Buddy please! I could own a GT and more, the point is I rather choose NOT to get a 5 GT since it's ugly. I don't do ugly cars. I'm sorry if your standards are lower than mine.
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Are you just jealous that you cant afford a GT so you are complaining!? The GT is a great car. It's you that doesn't make sense at all!
Vaido, I agree with you! This is BMW #7 for me, and it is arguably one of the best that I have owned. To those who don't like the GT so be it, but I gurantee you BMW will not discontinue this model based on the grumblings of those "who are not" the intended market demographic anyway.
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The part about the turn signals was funny.
The turn signal comment is very true LMAO!
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How about GT's sales?
Put it this way the dealers in the South Florida region aren't discounting the GT, for the most part they are going for full MSRP. The only current incentive that I know of is 2.9% financing.

There is not a surplus of GT's sitting on dealer lots here. Only the "base" models appear to be hard to move.
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My mom just bought one of these. Her previous car was the X5 4.8 and she's had three 7 series's, 2 5 series's and test drove the new 7 series. This 550GT is by far the most comfortable, easy to drive BMW she has ever owned. It's surprisingly fast and could probably give my 335i a good run. The interior is the most beautiful BMW's ever put out and the orion silver paint (champagne) on ivory interior can't get any more classy.
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My mom just bought one of these. Her previous car was the X5 4.8 and she's had three 7 series's, 2 5 series's and test drove the new 7 series. This 550GT is by far the most comfortable, easy to drive BMW she has ever owned. It's surprisingly fast and could probably give my 335i a good run. The interior is the most beautiful BMW's ever put out and the orion silver paint (champagne) on ivory interior can't get any more classy.
Slide the shifter gate to the left, toggle suspension to Sport or Sport + and find yourself another 335, or Audi S5 for that matter and have some fun
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Cool

If you look at 5 GT from the car seat level, the car (both head and tail) is really cool and beautiful!! Interesting! There is no wonder you will find it appealing when 5 GT takes over you on the road.
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it looks bad in picture. I saw one turn in front of me in all black... omg... i was impressed. Yes it was a 550iGT and this dude was bumping his music hard (really feeling himself) it looked really good in person... especially sitting from another seat.. Always looks bad in pics.
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