Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The Parkers VerdictThe Parkers Verdict

It might be called a 5 Series, but the 5 GT is based on the same platform that underpins the 7 Series, so it has more in common with that model’s driving manners. When it was launched the GT was compared less favourably to the then current 5 Series saloon for the way it drives, and now there is a new and even more able 5 Series saloon to show up the GT’s shortcomings in handling agility and corner control.

Still, the 5 GT handles ably for a car of its size and weight and is a much wieldier car on narrow roads than an Audi Q7 or Range Rover Sport. For more, read our full BMW 5 Series GT review that follows.