We’d wager that not everyone at BMW believed replacing the 5 Series GT was the right thing to do.
It launched an odd, half-formed executive car in 2009 with an abundance of rational appeal but a dearth of desirability.
And although the new 6 Series GT attempts to address the shortfall, it’s really only in a tokenistic way.
In objective terms, the 630d GT has true luxury-level comfort, refinement, occupant space and convenience, as well as all the on-board technology expected of a modern limousine. It’s a superbly pleasant and easy car to drive and an agreeable one in which to be driven, and its practicality and usability far exceed normal saloon-car standards.
While subjective, that’s a conspicuous failing in something that ought to be an emphatic statement of status and style as well as a car – and the luxury class isn’t short of options that show what’s missing.