2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Blending the best attributes of a grand touring performance car and a crossover wagon, BMW has once again…
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An Ultimate BMW by Michael - SoCal on 07/27/2010. Trim: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo 535i, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: BMW 535i GT is on 7 platform and combines the best of 7 series (huge leg rooms), X5 (head room and utility) and X6 (style, up to each person's taste, a bit odd to me). 535i provides enough power to zoom to 60 around 6 seconds (similar to 550) but still manages to deliver amazing 19/28. I was out to buy 740i and the sales person introduced me with GT series, which feels exactly 7 series' interior front layout, more useful space and 15k cheaper. The most important, it fits into my garage. I think this is a trend setting product, as Audi roll out A7 which shares similar concept. BTW, navi system is much user-friendly than previous version, with the largest screen ever seen in a car.
Cons: I feel the run flat 19" tires are translating a bit too much road noise into the car, especially, when in sport mode. iPod USB slot inside of glove box is not easily found and used.
Overall review: I think you can not find any better car if you want to have a combination of performance, prestige, utility and economy. BMW should do a better job to introduce this car, since none of my friends know its existance. But it's good for the current buyers, as BMW has to discount a bit to move GT. Good deal is out there!
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