Excellent engines; exceptional ride/handling balance; sumptuous interior; versatile back seat and cargo area; tons of standard features
Polarizing looks; firm ride with the bigger wheels
There are no changes for this model year. See the 2017 BMW 5 Series models for sale near you
This is a somewhat unusual choice, so be sure it meets your requirements to the letter. Also, there's a new generation of 5 Series sedan that's fresh for the 2017 model year, while this GT version is based on the outgoing generation. When the 2018 model year comes around, there will be an all-new version called the 6 Series Gran Turismo.
The 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo comes in 535i and 550i xDrive versions.
The 535i ($61,895) has the 6-cylinder engine, 18-in alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlamps, fog lights, electronic limited-slip differential, heated/auto-dimming side mirrors, self-leveling rear air suspension, auto start/stop, power tailgate, panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, 10-way power front seats with lumbar support and driver's-side memory, power-adjustable steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, 12-speaker audio system with dual subwoofers, hard drive-based iDrive infotainment system with a 10.25-in widescreen display, 12 gigabytes of music storage, and touchpad functionality.
The 550i ($73,495) adds the V8 engine and all-wheel drive, special 18-in wheels, keyless entry/start, hands-free foot sensor for the tailgate, rearview camera, Harman Kardon auto system, satellite radio, and 14-way multi-contour front seats.
Options include 19-in and 20-in alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, adaptive suspension dampers, adaptive cruise control, rear-wheel steering, self-parking system (parallel), heated/ventilated/massaging front seats, heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, power-closing doors, head-up display, 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and a rear entertainment system with twin 9.2-in monitors.
The 5 Series GT's liftgate is divided into two. The lower piece can open independently for access to the area directly behind the rear seats, which is where the 17.7 cu ft. comes from. Unlike conventional hatchbacks and crossovers, where trunk space is measured all the way up to the ceiling, the 5 Series GT's smaller measurement refers only to the trunk-like compartment behind the liftgate's lower half. It's a useful amount of space. Opening the entire thing and folding down the rear seats creates 60 cubic feet -- a healthy number that makes the GT comparable to smaller luxury crossovers.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Coupe -- This is more of a rival for the X6, but the GLE crossover SUV now offers a version with a sloping roof and a range of strong engines.
2017 Porsche Panamera -- Check the price on the 5 GT once all your options have been added. It might be possible to buy a new or lightly used Panamera for the same kind of money. And the 4-seater Panamera is an epic car.
2017 Volkswagen Touareg -- Less expensive, drives well, has a nice interior, a wonderful back seat and far more off-road capability than the 5 Series Gran Turismo.
Used Land Rover Range Rover Sport -- It could be argued that the Range Rover Sport looks cooler than the 5 Series Gran Turismo, and Land Rover's certified pre-owned (CPO) program makes a lightly used version relatively affordable.