Our friend and conceptual-photoshop renderer has come up with an idea we hope never see’s the light of day, a GT version of the new E Class. While we can’t fault Theo’s rendering skills we can point a fault at the GT saloon class. The BMW 5 Series GT is a true styling disaster and you only buy one because you have no sense of style.
Curiously BMW is keen to keep the 5 Series GT in production, companies only keep a model in production if it is selling well.
So that begs the question, is the 5 Series GT really selling well at all? No is the answer. During 2011 BMW sold just 720 units in the US between January and April.
The last sales figures we could find were for 2013 when BMW recorded worldwide sales figures of 21,089, around 5.7 percent of the 370k 5 Series sold worldwide that year.
So that begs another question, why is the 5 Series GT selling so badly? The answer is simple. A lack of style.
And if Mercedes were to get some inspiration from Theophilus Chin and put the e Class GT into production then it wouldn’t sell the reason? A lack of style. No stats needed, style is a better indicator then any graph or focus group will ever yield.
Be warned Mercedes… be warned.