Originally Posted by SCOTT26
The 5er GT has its markets and indeed it is successful in them, so successful that BMW are working on what to replace the F07 with .
In Europe we are seeing further interest in the 5er GT now that it comes in a four cylinder 520d GT.
Not really. The F07 sells very slowly in at least 3 of BMW's top 4 markets (USA, China & UK), & I think it isn't doing too well in Germany either. Not only that, it has a much lower profit margin than the F11 & for many markets BMW have to offer lots of incentive for them to shift. The 520d GT is an attempt to broaden sales in Europe, but it's a sign of desperation as it's effectively a 20d riding on a 7er floorplan. It really has nothing to offer over the F11 520d.
I don't see brands such as MB or Audi rushing to compete with the F07, so either that market niche is not worth chasing or it doesn't exist at all.