BMW Gran Turismo - car review

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The BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo in the production version was presented to the general public at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In Munich, they say that by combining several in one car, they created a completely new car segment. After all, the Bavarian model combines the luxury of an executive sedan, the silhouette of an elegant coupe, the versatility of an SUV, as well as a spacious saloon and wide possibilities for its transformation, like a station wagon.

This type of body became for BMW a logical consequence of the automotive evolution after the appearance of the X6 coupe-crossover, which combined patency with the makings of a sports car. Designed by Gran Turismo - the creation of the infamous chef designer Chris Bengl. In the exterior, undoubtedly, there is a family spirit. The car can be recognized by the company lanterns, as well as by the famous reverse fracture of the rear pillar - Hofmeister Kink, which since the 70s.

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It has become an integral part of BMW design. The car turned out stylish and elegant. The dynamic silhouette and doors are made without frames emphasize the generic proximity of the car to the sports coupe. Salon Gran Turismo amazes with spaciousness, comfort and refined decoration. The harmonious design of the interior space, an impressive side glazing area, a panoramic roof (optional) fill the interior with light and create a feeling of spaciousness and lightness. High-mounted seats and large doorways facilitate embarkation / disembarkation.

Thanks to the unique options salon can be easily transformed depending on the situation. If the standard trunk volume is 440 liters, just moving the rear seats 10 cm forward, you can increase the volume to 590 liters. The maximum capacity of the trunk - 1700l, it is achieved by folding the backs of the rear seats and partitions. Rear tailgate two-piece. It can be opened in two stages - all the way up to the mount at the top, like a hatchback, or partly like a typical sedan. Even in the simplest version, the seats are made of Dakota genuine leather, while the remaining elements are made of high-quality plastic and matt-polished aluminum.

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An additional option for an extra charge can be upholstery made of genuine leather Nappa in various shades. In the range of engines BMW 5-series Gran Turismo while only 3 options: two petrol and one diesel. All in the latest fashion are turbocharged and provide more than enough power. The leading position in the engine lineup is occupied by a unique V8 power unit with dual turbocharging and high-precision fuel injection. With a working volume of 4.4 liters, it develops a power of 300 kW / 407 hp. in the range from 5500 to 6400 rpm.

The torque reaches its maximum value of 600 Nm at 1750 - 4500 rpm. This V8 engine is the most efficient in its class, and besides, it is the only gasoline engine whose turbocharger and converters are located in the V-shaped space between the rows of cylinders. In just 5.5 seconds, the BMW 550i Gran Turismo accelerates to 100 km / h. At 250 km / h, the electronic limiter is activated. The second 3.0-liter gasoline engine is the first engine in the world to simultaneously use turbocharging, petrol direct injection and BMW's Valvetronic infinitely variable valve control mechanism.

The motor is able to develop 306 hp BMW 535i Gran Turismo accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in just 6.3 seconds. The straight six-cylinder three-liter diesel engine has an aluminum cylinder block. The fuel supply is performed by the latest generation Common Rail direct injection system, in which piezo jets operate with a maximum pressure of 1800 bar. This allows you to develop power 180 kW / 245 hp at 4000 rpm The maximum torque of 540 Nm is reached already at 1750 rpm. The BMW 530d Gran Turismo accelerates from zero to 100 km / h in just 6.9 seconds. The maximum speed is 240 km / h.

Sports performance combined with an average fuel consumption for the EU test cycle in the amount of 6.5 liters per 100 km. The CO2 emissions of the BMW 530d Gran Turismo are 173 g / km. It should be noted separately that all engines fully comply with the Euro5 standard and are equipped with the latest 8-speed hydromechanical โ€œautomaticโ€ ZF. The car received a high-performance brake system.

In addition to ABS, the braking system is equipped with such extraordinary devices as Brake Standby (when the gas is abruptly released, brake linings are brought to the working surface of the discs in advance) and Brake Drying (after crossing the puddle, the linings are lightly pressed to the brake discs to dry). Gran Turismo has the most modern security system. Passenger safety is guaranteed by an optimized body structure in combination with electronically controlled passive safety systems: three-point inertia seat belts, circle airbags, active front head restraints, runflat tires and tire condition indicators.

In addition, the standard model includes: fog lights, adaptive brake lights, bi-xenon adaptive optics. The list of additional equipment includes such delicacies as a panoramic roof, ventilated seats, four-zone climate control, an adaptive cruise, Night Vision night vision system that allows to recognize pedestrians even on the side of the road, and many other joys. In 2013, the style icon in the premium hatchback segment of the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo was updated. Appearance received the following changes. Bavarians updated headlamps. Optional LED headlights are available.

Slightly changed the front and rear bumper, as well as the grille. Installed new fog lights, which, by the way, can optionally be adaptive. During the update, side mirrors acquired turn signal repeaters. The long chrome strip above the license plate has disappeared. Behind the manufacturer has installed a special active rear spoiler.

Forms Gran Turismo have become even more sporty honed. The volume of the luggage compartment increased, which grew immediately by 60 liters, and reached a very decent figure of 500 liters. In addition, the rear sofa chairs move back and forth by 73 millimeters, and their backs can be deflected at an angle of up to 33 degrees. When the backs are upright and the trunk trunk is maximized to the front seats, the GT trunk volume can be increased up to 650 liters, and when the sofa is assembled, up to 1,750 liters. The rear door is equipped with a standard remote control, which allows the movement of the legs under the bumper to control the opening and closing.

Versatility adds the possibility of opening the door with or without glazing, on the principle of a sedanโ€™s trunk. In the Russian market there are several modifications of the Gran Turismo 5 series, equipped with both petrol and economical diesel power units. The most powerful option is the BMW GT 550i, which is equipped with a 4.4-liter V8 gasoline engine with 450 hp. The car in this performance "shoots" up to 100 km / h in just 4.8 s, and the maximum speed is limited by electronics at around 250 km / h. All modifications Gran Turismo aggregated 8-speed automatic transmission.

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