Intro: BMW has once again redefined conventional vehicle segments, this time with the 2011 5-Series Gran Turismo. One year removed from its introduction, this part sport sedan, part wagon, introduces a whole new approach to combining everyday versatility with world-class performance.
Features: Inside, as many as five passengers are treated to a standard dual panel sunroof, optional heated and ventilated front and rear seats, and rear seat DVD system.
Performance: The base 535i GT is powered by a 300 horsepower turbocharged 3-liter inline-6. The range-topping 550i GT gets a turbocharged 400 horsepower 4.4-liter V8. Both engines send power to the rear wheels or available xDrive all wheel drive through an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy: Fuel Economy for the 5-Series GT is as follows:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 BMW 5-Series 535i Gran Turismo is $56,000. The V8-powered 550i GT starts at $63,900. The 5-Series GT is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: Blending the best attributes of a grand touring performance car and a crossover wagon, BMW continues to expand the boundaries of the automotive marketplace with the 2011 5-Series Gran Turismo.