The 5 series GT is a unique car. I've read all the reviews of people not liking the styling but I like it although I admit the standard 5 series is a sleeker sportier looking car.
My reason for purchase comes down to having three teenage children all approaching or at 6 ft tall.
Try and find other sedans that will fit 5adults . In this day and age it means an suv. I already own an suv and wanted to be able to drive a sedan but didn't want to buy a holden statesman which is about the only alternative.
All the big sedans are really only for 4 people but the GT is about as good as it gets. I've never owned or wanted a bmw until now. It's really a good car .
The last few cars I have purchased were large high end suv's from another company costing almost three times the price of the gt. I am really happy with the performance and value of this car considering its cost.
I always used to go with the highest engine power option and it has been quite a revelation going to the smallest engine option. It is really quite remarkable performance for a car of its size, quiet and smooth although you will never win a drag race!
All in all it Ahs been a good purchase and the dealer has been really helpful in putting the deal together and assisting getting the car to me for inspection and handover. I have never been to their yard.