BMW 5-series Gran Turismo · photos, packages and modifications

The 5 series BMW Gran Turismo is a 5 door hatchback series that comes with a minor raised position of seating. The main idea behind the car was to offer more room at the back for rear passengers and providing more comfort and utility compared to a saloon. The model is available with a six cylinder diesel engine, 3.0 litre petrol unit and a V8 4.4 litre petrol unit and is positioned as an alternative to the high spec flagship usual SUV luxury class however it is a bit expensive in comparison. BMW to chase the rewarding fleet market has gone a step ahead and introduced the 520d GT equipped with a diesel 4 cylinder engine from its standard range.

BMW Gran Turismo 5 series lack the elegance of its saloon competitors including the Audi A7 Sportback and the Mercedes CLS. The tail of the hatchback fails to deliver and has the height of the slightly raised one however the front end has an aim and is aggressive. The interior boast quality with its soft touch plastics and metal spread over the welcoming wide dash along with a the lovely leather. The raised seating arrangement guarantees better front visibility though the rear pillars do block the way when reversing. BMW has equipped all its models well however the best choice is the SE base model with the option of head up display and sat-nav system instead of the expensive M series Sport version which takes in rather a lot from the pocket compared to the standard model.

The performance is in no way disappointing as even an entry level model of 520d acquires 183 bhp and sprints 0-60 in 8.9 seconds, whereas the top spec model of 550i acquires 442 bhp V8 4.4 litre engine and performs the 0-60 sprint in 5.0 seconds. You can get the best performance at all levels of spending. All models also come with a 8 speed auto unit which is brilliant. The Gran Turismo feels more weighted around corners owing mostly to the raised ride and the increased weight which actually shifts on tighter turns. Of course it is not that comfortable too and feels fidgety over tiny bumps. The M version model come with larger alloy wheels and looks different though they are more uncomfortable.

With two side front and curtain airbags and an increasingly sophisticated stability and traction control system that is available in several stages mainly depending on the mode of driving your car has and a structure that is crash proof and stiff are all standards of the 5 series BMW Gran Turismo rendering it a safe car all the way through. Further options to choose from include the head up display and an adaptive cruise control signifies that you never require taking your eyes away from the road. Reliability of the model too runs on the same gear as the 7 series and 5 series and all engine bear a proven and clean track record so the model is indeed really reliable.

Though BMW would never prefer this description however to explain better, the Gran Turismo's tail opens resembling the Skoda superb's, you can either push a button to open the whole thing or only the saloon part. The boot with the rear seat in place it provides 440 litres of boot space which is 80 litres lesser than the saloon of 5 series however with them folded the space expands to 1,700 litres of space which is 30 litres plus the boot space of the 5 series Touring estate. Having said that it is essential to know that the boot space is not exactly flat all the way through and has a divider in between the rear seats and the load area to avoid any kind of smells of coming into the cabin. The spacing in the rear seat area is inspiring as you are also allowed to order individual chairs that slide and recline.

A table of all modifications of BMW model 5-series Gran Turismo




 
 
Total modifications: 45
Model name Body type Door Po- wer Trans- mission 0-100 km Max spd Fuel Fuel rate
BMW 5-series Gran Turismo 2012 - PRESENT
520d Gran Turismo
  5 184 hp 8, Sequential automatic 8.9 s 213 km Diesel 5.3 l
520d Gran Turismo Executive
  5 184 hp 8, Sequential automatic 8.9 s 213 km Diesel 5.3 l
520d Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 184 hp 8, Sequential automatic 8.9 s 213 km Diesel 5.3 l
530d Gran Turismo
  5 258 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.2 s 245 km Diesel 5.8 l
530d Gran Turismo Corporate Lease Executive
  5 211 hp 8, Sequential automatic 8.1 s 225 km Diesel 6.5 l
530d Gran Turismo Corporate Lease High Executive
  5 211 hp 8, Sequential automatic 8.1 s 225 km Diesel 6.5 l
530d Gran Turismo Executive
  5 258 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.2 s 245 km Diesel 5.8 l
530d Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 258 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.2 s 245 km Diesel 5.8 l
530d xDrive Gran Turismo
  5 258 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.2 s 242 km Diesel 6.2 l
530d xDrive Gran Turismo Executive
  5 258 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.2 s 242 km Diesel 6.2 l
530d xDrive Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 258 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.2 s 242 km Diesel 6.2 l
535d Gran Turismo
  5 313 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.7 s 250 km Diesel 5.9 l
535d Gran Turismo Executive
  5 313 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.7 s 250 km Diesel 5.9 l
535d Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 313 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.7 s 250 km Diesel 5.9 l
535d xDrive Gran Turismo
  5 313 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.6 s 250 km Diesel 6.4 l
535d xDrive Gran Turismo Executive
  5 313 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.6 s 250 km Diesel 6.4 l
535d xDrive Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 313 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.6 s 250 km Diesel 6.4 l
535i Gran Turismo
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 8.2 l
535i Gran Turismo Executive
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 8.2 l
535i Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 8.2 l
535i xDrive Gran Turismo
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 8.5 l
535i xDrive Gran Turismo Executive
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 8.5 l
535i xDrive Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 8.5 l
550i Gran Turismo
  5 450 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.0 s 250 km Petrol 9.2 l
550i Gran Turismo Executive
  5 450 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.0 s 250 km Petrol 9.2 l
550i Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 450 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.0 s 250 km Petrol 9.2 l
550i xDrive Gran Turismo
  5 450 hp 8, Sequential automatic 4.8 s 250 km Petrol 9.6 l
550i xDrive Gran Turismo Executive
  5 450 hp 8, Sequential automatic 4.8 s 250 km Petrol 9.6 l
550i xDrive Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 450 hp 8, Sequential automatic 4.8 s 250 km Petrol 9.6 l
BMW 5-series Gran Turismo 2010 - PRESENT
530d xDrive Gran Turismo Executive
  5 245 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.9 s 235 km Diesel 6.9 l
530d xDrive Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 245 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.9 s 240 km Diesel 6.9 l
535d Gran Turismo Executive
  5 300 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.1 s 250 km Diesel 6.7 l
535d Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 300 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.1 s 250 km Diesel 6.7 l
535d xDrive Gran Turismo Executive
  5 300 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.0 s 250 km Diesel 7.1 l
535d xDrive Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 300 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.0 s 250 km Diesel 7.1 l
535i xDrive Gran Turismo Executive
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 9.3 l
535i xDrive Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 9.3 l
550i xDrive Gran Turismo Executive
  5 407 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.4 s 250 km Petrol 11.8 l
550i xDrive Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 407 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.4 s 250 km Petrol 11.8 l
BMW 5-series Gran Turismo 2009 - PRESENT
530d Gran Turismo Executive
  5 245 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.9 s 240 km Diesel 6.5 l
530d Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 245 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.9 s 240 km Diesel 6.5 l
535i Gran Turismo Executive
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 8.9 l
535i Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 306 hp 8, Sequential automatic 6.3 s 250 km Petrol 8.9 l
550i Gran Turismo Executive
  5 407 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.5 s 250 km Petrol 11.2 l
550i Gran Turismo High Executive
  5 407 hp 8, Sequential automatic 5.5 s 250 km Petrol 11.2 l
 
 
 
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