An M version of the 5-series GT has been ruled out by BMW.

The performance badge has recently found its way onto the X5 and X6 SUVs in an expansion of the brand, but the 5-series GT will not be getting the same treatment.

A company source told Autocar there are no plans for a hot GT, and the range topper will remain the twin-turbo V8 550i.

BMW has previously said that an M version of the new BMW Z4 will not be made.

Ollie Stallwood

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