Data Unavailable Third Leg Room in. Having owned nearly 100 cars including Mercedes ,Audi, Bentley and a cast of many more-I find this is the best engineered and comfortable high performance vehicle, all things considered, that I have ever driven. At the most basic, a backup camera is optional, and is a good choice for the 550i Gran Turismo, as its high back end hampers rear visibility. An available M Sport package adds shadowline exterior trim, a number of aerodynamic enhancements and upgraded wheels. Speed-sensitive electric power steering provides good feedback at higher speeds and lightens up a little at lower speeds, thanks to a Servotronic variable assist feature. Ride is steady and supple, but not as cushy as the best in this class. In addition, a number of reviewers say the Gran Turismo's ride is harsher than the sedan's, due in part to different components in the chassis and suspension.
Please verify any information in question with a dealership sales representative. In addition, integrated front spoilers channel airflow and minimize lift. The transmission's Sport mode isn't aggressive enough. In addition, the seatbacks recline by up to 40 degrees to ensure passenger comfort. Our car came equipped with the optional head-up display, which projects vehicle speed on the windshield in front of the driver.
The Gran Turismo's body is about half an inch longer than the sedan's, and 4 inches taller. With the rear seat luxury package, the side sunshades go up and down at the touch of a button. The suspension and car felt taut as we crammed it around the first turn, but the transmission wasn't giving us a whole lot of power for the exit. The navigation system is very advanced, with rich maps and excellent guidance functions. Navigation includes traffic, detailed 3D maps, and satellite maps.
The Gran Turismo can accommodate four or five, depending on the backseat configuration. All three models are available with rear- or xDrive all-wheel drive. I now troll the internet looking for newer low mileage ones as mine is approaching 100,000 miles. That jumps to 60 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. We had previously seen the cluster of buildings in downtown San Francisco rendered with video game quality. Prices exclude tax, title, and license. The audio system includes a decent selection of sources and sounds very good.
I am rather large so it is really comfortable for me in both front and back seats the reason that caught my eye at all I do spend a lot more on fuel replaced a diesel Passat but it is the only thing that is a negative so far. That's good enough to drive the 550i to 60 mpg in just 5. The engine automatically restarts when the pedal is released. . However, headroom might be tight in the rear seat for taller passengers, due to the sloping roofline. Data Unavailable Rear Door Type Data Unavailable Track Width Data Unavailable Wheelbase in. Data Unavailable Second Shoulder Room in.
Prices exclude tax, title, and license. The 550i trims also include a hard-drive-based navigation system and a rear-view camera. The 535i trims ride on 18-inch, double-spoke alloy wheels with run-flat all-season tires, while the 550i trims get 18-inch, star-spoke light-alloy wheels, also with run-flat tires. Any agreement is subject to execution of contract documents. The engine automatically restarts when the pedal is released. However, the Gran Turismo does offer smart functionality, a luxurious interior and a certain amount of pizzazz.
The unit is mated to an 8-speed automatic. All offers expire on close of business the day subject content is removed from website, and all financing is subject to credit approval. See dealer for coverages and limitations. Skip to details on the: New for 2012 A turbocharged 2. All Gran Turismos have an electronically limited top speed of 150 mph. With its steeply raked hatch ending in a short, sedanlike trunk, the Gran Turismo measures about 6 inches longer than the 5 Series sedan.
The multi-contour seats are included with the M Sport Package, which also adds an Anthracite headliner. But getting up into the fun roads, the 3D map on the navigation system detailed every mountain and contour with shaded textures. The map gets crowded with 3D renderings of buildings in downtown San Francisco. Front side-impact and head-protecting airbags for front and rear outboard occupants are standard. Many controls are complex and frustrating to use. The head-up display shows vehicle speed and route guidance on the windshield. Adaptive xenon headlights are optional on the 528i and standard elsewhere.
Owners can add multi-contour front seats with 20-way power adjustment as an option. After enjoying the 550i Gran Turismo's very refined ride on the freeway, we took it onto a series of winding mountain roads to see if it could justify its sport gear. With the car and transmission both set into their respective sport modes, we began tackling the turns. The only other car we've seen with that many is the , although that car launched four years ago. The premium audio system in the 550i Gran Turismo also brought in an iPod port, a music source complementing the onboard hard-drive storage afforded by the navigation system. He also created the annual Car of the Year and Exotic Car of the Year awards for Robb Report magazine.