The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Review
When BMW released the first luxury vehicles of their 5 Series the options were limited to a sedan. Since 2010 BMW buyers had another option – the 5 Series Gran Turismo. The GT is one of the newer body styles that blend together the sporty look of a coupe with the larger cargo capacity and functionality of a crossover.
At first critics weren’t sure what to make of the Gran Turismo or how it would be received by buyers. But they can put their concerns to rest. The model has been so profitable BMW is planning to release a new generation. At German Auto Center we’ve come to realize that while the body styling is different, the 5 Series Gran Turismo provides the handling and performance you’d expect from BMW.
The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Essentials
The 5 Series Gran Turismo proves that luxury, sportiness and practicality can all coexist in one car. It’s comfortable and aggressively athletic at the same time, which can be hard to find.
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Body Styles & Trim Options
The standard 5 Series Gran Turismo is impressive on its own. But what if you want added luxury or a sportier feel? There are two upgrade packages that can further customize your GT:
• 5 Series Gran Turismo M Sport Package – For sportier looks and even more performance the M Sport Package will enhance the car all around from the seats to the steering.
• 5 Series Gran Turismo Luxury Line Package – Leather seats, beautiful stitch work, wood grain trim – with the Luxury Line Package the sophistication of the interior is taken to a new level.
The 5 Series Gran Turismo comes in three different models: the 535i, 535i xDrive and 550i xDrive.
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Performance and Pricing
The low, wide stance of the 5 Series GT helps this model handle like a dream. There’s also plenty of advanced engineering that goes into making the Gran Turismo perform just as well as any standard sedan.
The performance specs for the 5 Series Gran Turismo models include:
• TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine
• Up to 445 horsepower
• Up to 480 lb-ft torque
• 0-to-60 in 4.3 seconds
• 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission
• Up to 31 MPG on the highway
• Adapative Xenon headlights
• Parking sensors at the front and rear
• Dynamic Stability Control
• Integral Active Steering
• Active Roll Stabilization
The base price of the 5 Series Gran Turismo is just under $61,000. If you want to move up to the 550i or add on one of the packages the price can quickly inflate to around $90,000 if you go all out.
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Interior
The exterior design may not be for everyone, but the interior is a different story. The 5 Series Gran Turismo provides more seating room, cargo space and overall comfort than the sedan. It also has a long wheelbase that provides a lot of legroom. Each passenger can control their own comfort with 4-zone climate control, heated seats in the front and back as well as manual or electric seat adjustments. The cargo space is extremely ample for any sport sedan, and the rear seats can be folded down to expand it even further.
But don’t let the practicality fool you. The interior of the 5 Series Gran Turismo is just as plush and luxurious as any BMW. Upscale features like the oversized moonroof and beautifully executed dash remind you that you’re in a luxury vehicle.
BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Model Repairs, Service and Maintenance
Now that the 5 Series Gran Turismo has been on the road for over five years our Austin BMW maintenance shop is beginning to see them more frequently. Usually it’s for regular maintenance, but there are also a few repairs that occur more frequently than others:
• Rough vibration while idling
• Check engine sensor replacement
• Brake pad and rotor replacement
• Alignment issues with the control arms
• Panoramic sunroof cover leaks and failures
• Leaking oil from the engine
When you’re in need of BMW repairs in Austin German Auto Center is a shop you can trust. We have been repairing and maintaining BMWs in Central Texas since 1979, and we are now a Bosch-authorized service center. At German Auto Center you’ll experience dealership quality service at a fraction of the cost.