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      08-04-2012, 05:34 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by SCOTT26 View Post
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.