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      05-25-2020, 02:35 PM   #23
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Straight up looks like a VW/Audi with those headlights
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6 series GT?? BMW still making 6 series? :
I was thinking the same thing my guy... maybe 8 series GT??? Typo perhaps, I'm guessing
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6 series GT?? BMW still making 6 series? :
I was thinking the same thing my guy... maybe 8 series GT??? Typo perhaps, I'm guessing
6 Series G32 640i GT is still available in overseas markets. Due to poor sales BMWUSA stopped importing it for the 2020 model year, but it is still widely available elsewhere in the world.

Car was sold here from 2018-2019.
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Headlights remind me new Skoda Octavia. For folks that aren't familiar it's budget VAG C segment car. Not very prestigious but a good price/value ratio brand.

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6 series GT?? BMW still making 6 series? :
Sounds like you missed this change in naming that happened a few years back. 5GT was renamed 6 and the rest of the 6 was eliminated (replaces by 8 series)
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6 series GT?? BMW still making 6 series? :
Sounds like you missed this change in naming that happened a few years back. 5GT was renamed 6 and the rest of the 6 was eliminated (replaces by 8 series)
Yes but BMWUSA discontinued the G32 640i GT for the 2020 model year.
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Headlights remind me new Skoda Octavia. For folks that aren't familiar it's budget VAG C segment car. Not very prestigious but a good price/value ratio brand.

[IMG]https://motopodprad.pl/wp-content/up...via-2020-8.jpg[/IMG].
I would argue the Skoda Superb could be a lower priced alternative to the 5 Series, at least similar in size.

For those of you that have never heard of Skoda, is one of the oldest automakers in the world. Started in the Czech Republic back in 1895 by Václav Laurin and Václav Klement. It became part of the Volkswagen group in 1998.

Skoda had plans to enter the US market back in 2017 but they were scrapped indefinitely to pursue other "emerging and more profitable" markets.

I have seen new Skodas in Europe and I would say they are more attractive than comparable VW branded vehicles. The Octavia and Superb are pretty decent looking cars and some would say quality as good or better than German VDubs.
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Why do the light bars look like previous generation Audi?
Because both are cars.

Honestly, I am getting tired of the endless "lights look like X" comments. There's only so much you can do with lights unless they'd look completely ridiculous and you'll always find another car whose lights look remotely similar.

Especially for the headlights, you need to stop comparing DRLs and consider the whole package of lights (and double headlights at that), double kidney grille and potentially the M sport bumper. That's the BMW right there and that's what you'll see in the mirror.
I'm late to the debate, I know.

But the double halos I always perceived as "signature"

🤷progress i guess.
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      05-26-2020, 02:10 AM   #34
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I'm late to the debate, I know.

But the double halos I always perceived as "signature"

🤷progress i guess.
The 3 series had them for 1,5 generation, the 5 series for 2 generations I think? They certainly were signature for a decade, but it's not like BMW introduced them in the 50s.
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Seeing this in my rear view mirror will not be like "oh, new bmw 5 series", will be more like "another fool with a skoda wants to race".

A shame bmw has no identity anymore, all the G family might as well have a VW badge on it, they are turning into it anyways, fwd cars, plain design, mini-vans.
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6 series GT?? BMW still making 6 series? :
I was thinking the same thing my guy... maybe 8 series GT??? Typo perhaps, I'm guessing
6 Series G32 640i GT is still available in overseas markets. Due to poor sales BMWUSA stopped importing it for the 2020 model year, but it is still widely available elsewhere in the world.

Car was sold here from 2018-2019.
My last car was 640d xdrive GT. Very nice engine very comfortable and soft relaxing drive. Unfortunately a bit boat like in fast corners and sporty drive. And really long (as long as a 7 series )

My current x5 g05 45e is better in many ways. Electric drive is nice for relaxed drives. Six cylinder petrol has a nice sound than the diesel. Turning circle and cornering is better with integral active steering. Only thing the 6 GT did better was the comfort on bumpy roads and the trunk was huge.
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I have now seen the official release information. I do not see anything that makes me want another 5 series.

As a point of interest, it says the 540 is getting a 48 volt system similar to what Audi and M-B are using as a slight boost to offset any turbo lag. That is an answer to a question I have never had about my 540.

I plan to replace my 540 before warranty runs out in about a year from now. The only way I could see getting another one is if I got a M550, and I don't want to spend that much money. I don't need eight years of the same car. Just not something that excites me.
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540 is the big news.

Between the 11 hp boost and no more parasitic loss of power, it will feel like a 20hp increase. I expect much better throttle response.
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I don't mind the new headlights but they don't look unique. The blacked out eyebrows work, but the DRL shape is now too similar to other brands.
Interesting bit in this article is that it look like the 540i will get dropped replaced with the M550 (for our RHD market at least)

M550 is tempting, but costs are a big factor. Traffic is so bad that I can't even stretch the legs on the 540, yet alone anything quicker.
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Any idea when the online configurator will come out in the US?
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