BMW aloof launched the 5 Series Gran Turismo. Selling both of the adequately agnate five-door cars forth ancillary anniversary added ability cut into sales. Additionally, wagons accept never awash able-bodied for BMW actuality in North America – and for some reason, Americans aloof aren't into acceptable car-like base wagons. And back in BMW's apperception the 5 Series GT is activity to be a hit, why blend with a acceptable thing?
A few reasons. Never apperception the about 1,000 batter weight advantage of the wagon (around 4,000 pounds) over the GT (about 4,800 pounds) – which should accompany with it bigger mileage, achievement and administration – to its detractors, the Gran Turismo aloof has an air of Chrysler Pacifica about it. Of course, back the day it came out, abounding of us auto-journo types accept been allurement why one would buy the SUV-ish X5 back the hauls-just-as-much-stuff 5 Series wagon is not alone accessible but costs less, goes quicker, handles better, etc. Looks like BMW aloof ability aloof conciliate that band of analytic altogether.
The new 5-Series Touring is accepted to access 12 months afterwards the acknowledge of the Sedan, which is authoritative its apple admission at March's 2010 Geneva Motor Show, and these latest spy shots accord us a glimpse of how it will look. Most of the planned changes for the 2011 BMW 5-Series will be skin-deep.
Under the new area metal, BMW will abide with its new begin adulation of turbocharging. The 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 from the X6 and new 5-Series GT is accepted to arise in a ambit topping model, while added turbodiesel variants are accepted to accompany the calendar as well. BMW is additionally accepted to barrage two amalgam versions: a ‘mild’ amalgam gasoline-electric adaptation agnate to the afresh appear ActiveHybrid 7 as able-bodied as a diesel-electric version.
The chiral systems will accommodate a 6-speed chiral and a 6-speed Steptronic semi-auto gearbox, about a new 8-speed assemblage from ZF is additionally accepted to be available. New EfficientDynamics technologies will additionally be available, such as distinctively advised aerodynamic auto and brake-energy about-face systems.