BMW 5-Series GT Concept: Giving Bangle's Rear A Lift

Our friends at BMWblog got photos from the preview of the 2009 BMW 5-Series GT Concept prior to its official debut in Geneva. Thankfully Bangle finally moved aside so we can show the new design.

BMW 5-Series GT Concept: Giving Bangle's Rear A Lift

BMW 5-Series GT Concept: Giving Bangle's Rear A Lift

BMW 5-Series GT Concept: Giving Bangle's Rear A Lift

BMW 5-Series GT Concept: Giving Bangle's Rear A Lift

BMW 5-Series GT Concept: Giving Bangle's Rear A Lift

BMW 5-Series GT Concept: Giving Bangle's Rear A Lift

BMW 5-Series GT Concept: Giving Bangle's Rear A Lift

BMW 5-Series GT Concept: Giving Bangle's Rear A Lift

What we've been referring to as the Progressive Activity Sedan has now been revealed as the BMW 5-Series GT Concept prior to the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. It blends the styling characteristics of the 2009 7-series and the CS Concept that made its debut in Shanghai two years ago.

The wheelbase is close to the 2009 7-series sedan's 120.9 inches allowing for an extremely roomy interior space with a large capacity rear cargo area. The kidney grille up front shares the proportions of the 7 series along with the shape of the tail lamps. The headlights take more than just a little influence from the now canceled CS Concept. The coupe-like roof line finishes off in a hatchback-style trunk area with a pretty neat closure. The full hatch opens to reveal a large cargo area, but a secondary smaller tailgate opens to reveal a convenient pass through for smaller items.

We'll bring you more information as it becomes available. Stay tuned for the latest in the 2009 5-Series GT Concept saga a.k.a. the biggest elephant in the room.
(Hat Tip to Jaime!)

[via bmwblog]