BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo GT (2013)

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

5 Pros

  1. The BMW 5 Series GT provides European brand value with an enormous interior and excellent rear leg room at a price almost $60k cheaper than when it was introduced
  2. All the engines are reasonably fast and fuel efficient (the 530d is outstanding at both)
  3. Heaps of standard equipment including a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, head up display, panaromic glass sun roof, auto headlights and wipers, electric seats and Sat Nav. This is one of the most exhaustive lists I have ever seen on a BMW under $100k
  4. Higher driving position than a regular sedan will please some
  5. The rear seats can fold down in a number of different configurations and the boot can open in two different ways (one of which is supposed to help you maintain the cabin temperature…)

5 Cons

  1. Despite the rather awkward looking bulbous rear end, the boot space is actually smaller than the standard BMW 5 Series (with the rear seats back)
  2. The Grand Turismo is not as fun to drive as to drive as a standard BMW 5 series either
  3. The A5 Sportback (or the Audi A6 or Jaguar XF for that matter) are considerably cheaper and look better
  4. The standard 5 series is also cheaper and looks better
  5. Poor depreciation compared to the majority of BMW’s (due to the limited demand)

Concluding personality type: Donnie Darko: Niche appeal and a quality product, but most just find it confusing (perhaps one day this model will be finally be a sales success as well…)

BMW 5 Series dash

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