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
Steering-wheel-mounted gearshift paddles are standard throughout the range. Improved USB and Bluetooth functions provide voice control for contacts and music, mobile office functions (text, email, calendar, tasks and voice memos) and the ability to sync up a second smartphone. The 550i version also gets a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system as standard, as well as a year's subscription to satellite radio. See the 2016 BMW 5 Series models for sale near you
Few engines are better than a smooth German V8, making the 550i a strong temptation. This is a niche vehicle, however, so be sure your requirements match what the 5 GT has to offer. Find a BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo for sale
The 2016 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo comes in 535i and 550i versions.
The 535i ($61,895) has the 6-cylinder engine, 18-in alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlamps, fog lights, an electronic limited-slip differential, heated/auto-dimming side mirrors, a self-leveling rear air suspension, auto start/stop, a power tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, leather upholstery, 10-way power front seats with lumbar support and driver's-side memory, a power adjustable steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, iPod/USB and Bluetooth connectivity, a 12-speaker audio system with dual subwoofers, a 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, special 18-in wheels, keyless entry/starting, a hands-free foot sensor for the tailgate, a rearview camera, a Harman Kardon auto system, satellite radio and 14-way multicontour front seats.
Options include 19-in and 20-in alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, adaptive suspension dampers, adaptive cruise control, rear-wheel steering, a self-parking system (for parallel parking), ventilated/massaging front seats, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, power-closing doors, a head-up display, the 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system and a rear entertainment system with twin 9.2-in monitors.
The 5 Series GT's lift gate 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, which measure trunk space all the way up to the ceiling, the 5 Series GT's smaller measurement refers only to the trunklike compartment behind the lift gate's lower half. It's a useful amount of space: When you open up the entire thing and fold the rear seats down, there's 60 cu ft. available. This is 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||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe -- The GLE Coupe is more of a rival for the X6, but the redesigned and renamed GLE crossover SUV (formerly known as the M-Class) now offers a version with a sloping roof and a range of strong engines.
2016 Porsche Panamera -- If you like unusual-looking luxury vehicles, you should check the price on the 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.
2016 Volkswagen Touareg -- The Touareg is less expensive, drives well and has a nice interior, a wonderful back seat and far more off-road capability than the 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. Land Rover's certified pre-owned program makes a lightly used version relatively affordable.