Official: Bmw 5-Series GT gets the M Sport Package

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 24, 2011

Bmw officially revealed today the new 5-Series GT with M Sport Package! As expected, just like the other models, the new 5-Series GT fitted with the M Sport Pack will feature a lowered M Sport suspension featuring a 10 millimetre (0.4 in.) drop in ride height, a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels (19-inch wheels will be available as an option).

Regarding the design, the M aerodynamics package will include new front and rear bumpers, new side sills, chromed tailpipes, as well as an exclusive exterior paintwork.

The interior will also get the sporty them from the exteriors and we will find distinctive cloth/Alcantara upholstery, M door sill finishers, an M driver’s footrest as well as a new M steering wheel.

Regarding the engines, the M Sport Pack is available with any engine you want but we do recommend the 550i xDrive Gran Turismo, powered by the twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine capable to deliver 400 hp and mated to an 8-seed automatic transmission with Sport and Manual shift modes and Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC).

This model is able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 5.3 seconds and has a top speed of 150 mph or 241 km/h.

BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo has a flexible and adjustable interior, letting the passenger and driver customize the space inside according to their preferences and needs. In its standard set up, the rear seats give the passengers the same legroom that you would find in the BMW 7-Series as well as the same headroom you experience in the BMW X5. Using this configuration, you have 440 litres of luggage capacity.

The partition behind the rear seats separates the luggage compartment and passenger compartments. The rear seats may also be moved closer to the front by as much as 100 millimeters yet still have the same legroom you enjoy in a BMW 5-Series Saloon. This move will give you 590 liters of luggage space. Taking away the partition would give you the maximum luggage space of 1,700 liters.

The two part tailgate gives you greater flexibility and utmost comfort in loading your luggage. When opening the luggage compartment lid below the rear window, the tailgate remains close, allowing you to load your luggage without noise, changes in temperature or draughts. If you need to load bigger items, you can open the large tailgate to make it easier.

BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo brings together space, comfort, elegance and flexibility. It is a future oriented model of the BMW 5-Series and is unbeatable in the upper middle segment worldwide. The BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo mixes the characteristics of a luxury saloon with a highly flexible sports activity vehicle, as well as the never-before-seen style.

The 5-Series Gran Turismo has a body design that brings together the proportions of a typical BMW, a coupe-like roofline, four doors with frameless windows, and an elegant silhouette, which all give it a complete and solid look. Viewed from the front, the car has a powerful dynamism that is evidenced by the upright BMW kidney grille, twin round headlights that are slanted back and the big air intakes. A first in the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo, the daytime driving lights are provided by the LED corona rings

Sporting clear horizontal lines, the rear end has that typical wide, powerful and strong look that is further underlined by L-shaped rear light clusters that have rows of LED lights.

The luxurious and coupé-like silhouette combined with the spacious and flexible interior gives passengers and drivers a feeling of well-being and comfort. This is enhanced by the wide entry to the car, the big window areas, and the slightly higher seating position as well as the optional glass roof and the top quality finish and materials.

Variably adjustable, the interiors give the passengers and drivers the freedom and flexibility to come up with their own configurations to fit the personal and individual requirements. In the standard option, the rear seats give the passengers enough legroom, the kind that you see in the BMW 7-Series as well as the headroom you see in the BMW X5. Luggage capacity in this setup is an adequate 15.4 cubic feet.

The partition behind the rear seats separates the passenger and luggage compartments. If you want to, the rear seats may be moved forward by 100 millimeters, and still have enough legroom that you see in the BMW 5-Series Saloon. This would increase the luggage capacity to 20.7 cubic feet. If you need more, fold down the rear seat backrests and the partition for a total of 59.5 cubic feet of luggage space.

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