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Old 02-27-2010, 05:56 AM
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Finally got a chance to stop by a dealership to test drive one.

Quick Impressions:

The engine is very smooth and powerful. Especially in the lower rpm. It's about 1000 lbs heavier than a 550 sedan, but feels much lighter. (I test drove a 550 right immediately prior to driving the GT).

The technology in the car is off the wall.

The headroom for the back headroom seat isn't as much as the X5, but better than the X6.

Overall, I love the car. Just wondering why they make the rear windows so small. I want to say it's smaller than the X6 (but I haven't been in a X6 for over a year. So my impression could be wrong).
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car sounds good but whats with the styling ? looks awfull
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I really like how it looks from the outside (in person). The photos don't really do it justice.

But then I think the X6 looks great too (with big wheels).
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I really like how it looks from the outside (in person). The photos don't really do it justice.

But then I think the X6 looks great too (with big wheels).
yeah i like the x6 to.. maybe in a different colour and bigger wheels on the 5gt may make it look better, guess i will have to see it in the flesh!
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5gt drives, handles way better than x6 hybrid and 750i, but if u can get over its ugliness!
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I would rather have my e61, its not as heavy and more storage room.
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E61 is an awesome car too. I personally wanted to get that over my X5, but my wife liked the headroom of the X5. I leaned more towards the X5 just cuz it had newer tech, newer body styling (E61 was at almost at the end of its cycle) at the time I was buying.

Even though the 5GT is heavier than the current E61, the engine in it really makes it feel much lighter. The 5GT's interior is more comfortable and egrnomoically better designed. Plus the tech is awesome. But it's really not a fair comparison.

I'd wait to compare the new 5 wagon versus the 5GT. The new 5 wagon will definitely be the sportier choice, while comfort goes to the 5GT. All depends on what you like to drive.

I can't wait for the 3GT to come out. It doesn't make sense for my garage to have two mid-large cars.
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Drove the 550 GT last night and it was fantastic. Great car.

My only concern is all that new technology in a new BMW.

BMW really did a nice job with that car,=.
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Drove the 550 GT last night and it was fantastic. Great car.

My only concern is all that new technology in a new BMW.

BMW really did a nice job with that car
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No doubt... the car rides and handles very well. Very comfy too.
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