Bmw xDrive technology now available on the 5-Series GT and 740d

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2010

Bmw announced that, starting in June and respectively, September 2010, all the engine variants of the 5-Series Gran Turismo will also be available with the xDrive all-wheel-drive technology.

So, starting in June 2010 Bmw will offer a of two versions of the 5-Series Gran Turismo featuring xDrive all-wheel-drive technology: the 530d xDrive Gran Turismo and the 550i xDrive Gran Turismo.

In September, the Bavarian manufacturer will introduce the 535d xDrive Gran Turismo and the 535i xDrive Gran Turismo. The new Bmw 550i xDrive Gran Turismo will make its debut next week at the Auto China Beijing 2010 and will carry a 4.40liter V8 engine featuring TwinPower Turbo Technology and High Precision Injection and capable to deliver 300 kW/407 hp all the way from 5,500 - 6,400 rpm as well as peak torque of 600 Newton-metres/442 lb-ft maintained consistently between 1,750 and 4,500 rpm.

With these numbers the car can accelerate to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.4 seconds and has a top speed electronically limited at 250 km/h or 155 mph. Average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle, finally, is 11.8 litres/100 km, equal to 23.9 mpg imp, with CO2 emissions amounting to 275 grams per kilometre.

Regardgin the 530d xDrive Gran Turismo this model features the 3.0-liter diesel engine capable to deliver 180 kW/245 hp at 4,000 rpm, with torque reaching its peak of 540 Newton-metres/398 lb-ft at just 1,750 rpm. The 530d xDrive Gran Turismo can accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and reaches a top speed of 235 km/h or 146 mph.

At the same time the car combines this sporting performance with average fuel consumption of 6.9 litres/100 kilometres, equal to 40.9 mpg imp, in the EU test cycle. The CO2 rating, finally, is 183 grams per kilometre.

The 535d xDrive Gran Turismo comes with the same engine as the 530d xDrive Gran Turismo capable to deliver this time an impressive 220 kW/300 hp at 4,400 rpm as well as peak torque of 600 Newton-metres/442 lb-ft maintained consistently between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. 

The 535i xDrive Gran Turismo features the well-known 3.0-liter six-cylinder petrol engine capable to deliver 225 kW/306 hp at 5,800 rpm. Peak torque of 400 Newton metres/295 lb-ft, in turn, comes between 1,200 and 5,000 rpm.

Besides the 5-Series Gran Turismo, Bmw will also introduce the xDrive all-wheel-drive technology on the 740d luxury sedan. The Bmw 740d xDrive carries 225 kW/306 hp, with peak torque of 600 Newton-metres/442 lb-ft maintained consistently between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm. The Bmw 740d xDrive is making its appearance in September.

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