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4.5 out of 5 4.5
Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
BMW 5-Series GT (09-17) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £37,010 - £61,425
Used price £5,435 - £30,600
Used monthly cost £136 - £764
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £145 - £570
Insurance group 33 - 47 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Supremely refined, incredibly spacious and high class cabin, clever twin-opening tailgate, practical and large boot

CONS

Rather ungainly looks, not as agile to drive as a standard 5 Series

BMW 5-Series GT rivals

Infiniti
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3.5 out of 5 3.5

Written by David Ross on

The BMW 5 Series GT isn't an easy car to categorise. Nearly as long as a 7 Series, it's considerably taller than the standard 5 Series models, making it a sort of half-way-house between a saloon and an X5.

Make no mistake, this is a big car. It's not the most obvious choice of vehicle for many: BMW says it's for people who don't want to compromise when choosing between a saloon, an estate or an off roader.

What's obvious is that it's certainly a good choice for those after something very different. That doesn't prevent the 5 Series GT from being a superb car that excels in almost every area. It boasts a luxury interior, amazing rear passenger space and a clever two-piece tailgate which opens like a boot or a hatchback. Add in a superb range of engines, high equipment levels plus limousine-like refinement and it would appear the GT has it all.

Clever and practical

The genius of the BMW 5 GT is that it can be a saloon and a hatch in one car. Like the Skoda Superb, the 5 GT has a tailgate that can be opened in two different ways, which aids practicality and also maintains the GT’s appeal to executive buyers who are traditionally shy about hatchbacks. As well as the advantage of this tailgate, the GT offers rear seats that can slide back and forth to offer more load space. Fold the rear seats down and there’s a more than ample 1,700-litres of cargo capacity in the BMW. The downside is the 5 GT has narrow door pockets and storage in the central cubby is not as generous as you might expect from a car of this size.

BMW 5-Series GT rivals

Infiniti
FX
3.5 out of 5 3.5

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