BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Review
Elegance wrapped in a sporty character is the current demand in the automobile world and the elite German automaker BMW has cater this requirement in an effective manner with the introduction of BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. The idea behind the 5 Series Gran Turismo is to evolve a car that has distinct style with improved performance and BMW has done it in a perfect manner. Introduced in 2009, the car has received an exceptional response from the customers across the globe and the same response in being expected in the market of Philippines as well.
Engine, Mileage & variants
Twin Turbo technology is the key behind the efficient performance of the varied engine variants. Among the two petrol variants the most furious is the 4.4 litre engine that churns out a maximum power of 450 hp at 5500 – 6000 rpm while the peak torque measures 650 Nm at mere 2000–4500 rpm. The diesel variants further improve the power output and the most potent among the two is the 3.0 litre 6 cylinder engine that delivers a maximum power of 313 hp at 4300 rpm while the peak torque measures 600 Nm at mere 1500 rpm. The sheer elegance of the car is coupled with impressive agile character, assisting the driver in clocking 100 kmph mark in a fascinating time span of 4.8 to 6.1 seconds and the top speed measures 250 kmph. The German automaker is vigilant about evolving highly efficient engine and the new 5 series Gran Turismo delivers a fair mileage of 9 to 16.9 kmpl.
The Gran Turismo with its distinct styling never misses on making a lasting impression on the individual. The long wheelbase, elongated bonnet, descending roofline and unique rear all together boost the dynamic flair of the car in an effective manner. The overall dimensions of the car measures 5004 mm X 1901 mm X 1559 mm (L X W X H) and the wheelbase measures 3070 mm that makes provision for ample cabin space for the occupants. The 18 inch alloy wheels with tyre size measuring 245/ 50 R18 further enhance the side profile of the car in an effective manner.
Behind the timeless design of Gran Turismo lies a comfortable lounge to make the overall driving experience more soothing. The generous panorama roof allows you to fill the cabin with natural light and the ambient lighting option creates pleasant atmosphere. Two separate 9.2-inch screens coupled with DVD player, navigation and internet act as a perfect medium for rear seat entertainment. Different requirements, require different solutions and thus the car offers storage compartments with separate section of coats, briefcases as well as laptop along with a boot space of 500 litres that can be enhanced up to massive figure of 1700 litres.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
The M suspension of the car incorporates the anti-lift geometry that enhance the stability of the vehicle while propelling in abrupt road surfaces. Adaptive damping system installed in the car offers varied ride conditions, thus making the drive versatile in different road conditions. Ventilated disc brakes of the car is coupled with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake- Force Distribution System (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) that enhance the braking performance of the vehicle. The front, side, and curtain airbags ensures optimal safety of the occupants during extreme conditions. Electronic immobilizer, crash sensor, ISOFIX and flat tyre indicator further adds to the safety features of the car.
The increased performance, economy, quality cabin and refinement makes BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo an accomplished car that is competent in every aspect.