Sunday, July 05, 2009

Fourth of July Spy

For the Fourth this year, we hit up Moab with some camping and hiking in both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. And it just so happens that I stumbled upon a Bimmer in disguise. Sitting in the parking lot of the Arches Visitor Center was what appears to be test mule for the rumored 5 Series Gran Turismo. This car was heavily taped and was flanked by two 335i's and a 135i all with California plates. Obviously, they were road tripping this thing National Park style. My dad, Normality, is always bragging about how he sees BMW mules all the time out in Jersey—so it's fun finally being the guy to spot the unreleased Barvaian Burner.

Just for you're reference, here's a pic of the official concept vehicle that the above production test mule is based on:

It's a big car in person, hopefully its as sleek looking as the concept.


Justin said...

Awesome. How was Moab?

Anonymous said...

BMW released official pics of the production 5-Series GT back in May:

Wonder why they'd still be driving around in such elaborate cladding two months later? They usually use those fake panels on stuff that's still 6 months or so out from unveiling.

You sure it was the 5-er GT? Any chance it could've been the 3-Series GT?

kyality said...

Pretty sure it was a 5-er, there was a 3-er directly behind it and the mule was a MUCH larger vehicle. Seriously, this thing was BIG.