BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

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BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo (US)
Manufacturer BMW
Production 2009–
Assembly Dingolfing, Germany
Class Mid-size/executive car
Body style 5-door wagon/Liftback
Layout FR layout
Engine 3.0L I6
4.4L V8
3.0L I6 Diesel
Transmission 8-speed automatic
Wheelbase 3,070 mm (120.9 in)
Length 4,998 mm (196.8 in)
Width 1,901 mm (74.8 in)
Height 1,559 mm (61.4 in)

The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (also referred to as the BMW 5 Series GT) is an executive or mid-size car from German manufacturer BMW, which was first displayed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show as a concept car.[1] It was designed by Christopher Weil. It is the first production-destined rendition for BMW's Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS) series of cars, its development code was F07.[2]

The F07 platform provides a vehicle length traditionally found in a BMW 7 Series, but with the headroom found in a BMW X5. The F07 also features a unique "bi-modal" trunk, similar to the Twin Door concept on the Škoda Superb, which may be opened in a traditional car like fashion, or the entire hatch may be open in a traditional SUV fashion for larger objects.[3]

The F07 Gran Turismo shares the same F01 7 Series-derived platform, powertrain, mechanical package, and dashboard with the F10 sedan. However the F07's fascia has different headlights and bumper, with a larger split-kidney grille similar to that of the F01 7 Series. The F07 also has a taller height resulting in a higher center of gravity, its longer length allows for more rear legroom, the rear passenger accommodation has optional "Executive" bucket seats for two instead of the three-seat bench, and it weights 400 pounds heavier compared to the F10. The F07 also features frame-less doors and a double-pane liftgate trunk.[4]

On January 30, 2009 BMW released a video "BMW Concept: Scribble Video". The video was the first public introduction into the thought process behind the design of the progressive activity vehicle series and the upcoming 5 GT. [5]

It launched as a 2010 model, with a price ranging from $57,500 to $99,170 in United States,[6] during the fourth quarter of 2009.[7] It is unknown if the car will feature an M variant.

Contents

Technology and equipment

The models include 8-speed automatic transmission, and BMW EfficientDynamics regenerative braking. Dynamic Drive Control with optional Adaptive Drive added COMFORT setting in addition to NORMAL, SPORT and SPORT+ modes, with reduced stability control intervention in the SPORT+ setting and in the traction mode.

The cargo capacity is increased to 590 litres (1,700 litres with folded rear seats). Other features include LED daytime driving lights. Optional features include 4-zone automatic air conditioning (standard in BMW 550i Gran Turismo), telecommunication and navigation systems, a USB port, a 80 GB hard disc for navigation data and music collection, a multi-channel audio system, a DAB double tuner, a DVD entertainment system at the rear, a Head-Up Display, a panorama glass roof, an electrically swivelling trailer hook.[8]

In the 5er GT - partly against surcharge - are several driver assistance systems how:

  • Adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go feature
  • Blind Spot Information System,
  • Lane departure warning system,
  • Night vision
  • Head-Up Display,
  • Integral Active Steering (rear wheel steering)
  • Rear view camera,
  • Sideview (two cameras in the front bumper that look to the left and right)
  • Topview (of the two additional cameras in the exterior mirrors, the side-view cameras, reversing camera and sensors from the PDC to create an overall picture of the vehicle and its environment, and show it from the air) and
  • a speed limit display. For this, a camera will check street signs with speed limits. These are displayed in the speedometer, as well as head-up display.

Design and style

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo (2009), rear view.

The 5 GT has dimensions mimicking in length the 7 Series, a height and trunk space slightly more than the 5 Series wagon, and headroom comparable to the BMW X5.[9] It also features design cues from the BMW CS Concept, as well as new designs indicative of upcoming models. The vehicle has a coupe-like roofline, elevated seating, and a "bi-modal" trunk which operates like a sedan or a traditional SUV. For the first time on a 4-door BMW, the 5 GT features frameless doors. The headlights contain the new LED Corona rings slanted at an angle and extending into the fenders.

F07 models

The first production versions launched as 2010 models during the fourth quarter of 2009.[7] The first three models released and their respective engine specifications were:

Models Engine Power torque@rpm acceleration (0-100 km/h) top speed
535i Gran Turismo 2,979 cc (2.979 L; 181.8 cu in) I6 turbo 306 PS (225 kW; 302 hp)@5800 400 N·m (300 lb·ft)@1200–5000 6.3s 250 km/h (160 mph)
550i Gran Turismo 4,395 cc (4.395 L; 268.2 cu in) V8 twin turbo 408 PS (300 kW; 402 hp)@5500-6400 600 N·m (440 lb·ft)@1750–4500 5.5s 250 km/h (160 mph)
530d Gran Turismo 2,993 cc (2.993 L; 182.6 cu in) I6 turbo common-rail diesel 245 PS (180 kW; 242 hp)@4000 540 N·m (400 lb·ft)@1750–3000 6.9s 240 km/h (150 mph)
535d Gran Turismo 2,993 cc (2.993 L; 182.6 cu in) I6 biturbo common-rail diesel 300 PS (220 kW; 300 hp)@4400 600 N·m (440 lb·ft)@1500–2500 6.1s 250 km/h (160 mph)

Transmissions

Model Type
535i Gran Turismo 8-speed automatic (ZF 8HP transmission)
550i Gran Turismo 8-speed automatic (ZF 8HP transmission)
530d Gran Turismo 8-speed automatic (ZF 8HP transmission)

References

  1. Paukert, Chris (2009-03-04). "Geneva 2009: BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is one luxurious automotive hermaphrodite". Autoblog.com. http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/04/geneva-2009-bmw-5-series-gran-turismo-is-one-luxurious-automoti/. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  2. "BMW F07 Platform Information". Bmwarchiv.de. http://www.bmwarchiv.de/e-code/f07.html. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  3. "The New BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo". www.bmwusa.com. http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/experience/newsfeed/post/2009/05/21/The-New-BMW-5-Series-Gran-Turismo.aspx. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  4. "2011 BMW 535i | 2011 BMW 5-Series Review at Automotive.com". Automobile.automotive.com. http://automobile.automotive.com/134160/1004-2011-bmw-535i/index.html. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  5. "BMW Concept Scribble Video". Bmwusa.com. 2009-01-29. http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/experience/newsfeed/post/2009/01/29/BMW-Concept-Scribble-Video.aspx. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  6. "BMW North America". bmwusa.com. http://www.bmwusa.com/standard/content/byo/default.aspx. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Motor Trend First Look: 2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo". Motortrend.com. http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/112_0905_2010_bmw_5_series_gt_first_look/performance_safety_price.html. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  8. Paukert, Chris (2009-05-22). "Officially Official: BMW drops the details on its 2010 5 Series Gran Turismo". Autoblog.com. http://www.autoblog.com/2009/05/22/officially-official-bmw-drops-the-details-on-its-2010-5-series/. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  9. "BMW Concept 5 Series Gran Turismo at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show". Press.bmwgroup.com. http://www.press.bmwgroup.com/pressclub/us02.nsf/fwPressemeldungFrame?readform&docid=799C8B36C8B493A2C125755C0001C92F. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 

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