Test it! The BMW 5-series GT | drive it
The BMW 5-series Gran Turismo was a real eye-catcher at the Frankfurt
International Motor Show in 2009, and it is still getting looks now.From a
technical standpoint, the luxury hatchback's design has been derived from
BMW's 5- and 7-series, but it still has distinguished looks that catch the
eye. The world had never seen a BMW 5-series like this one. It was the
first BMW model to have side windows without frames. A spacious interior
means that the car is very comfortable, and the back seats can even be
moved as much as 10 centimeters. The hatchback opens in two different ways,
depending on what must go into it. Drive it! took this little diesel, the
530d, out for a spin.
Fifth Gear: Web TV Edition 13 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
In this edition of the show, Vicki Butler-Henderson tries out the new BMW 5
Series Gran Turismo; and Graham from the Office attends the launch of the
Worlds most luxurious Range Rover. For more videos, news and reviews go to
2011 BMW 535i GT Start-Up and Full Vehicle Tour
A beautiful car in person, I spotted this 2011 F07 BMW 535i GT at the local
BMW showroom yesterday. I asked a friend whether I could take a video of
it, and he said ok. It was about to go into the showroom that evening. This
is the only 5 GT model available in Malaysia, and it's priced at RM638,800.
This is about RM40,000 more expensive than the F10 BMW 535i saloon that is
priced at RM598,800.
A few things I didn't show in the video;
Powered driver and front passenger seats with two person memory seating.
Powered tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
Navigation screen (I only showed the radio).
There is a button above the bonnet release inside the car to open the boot.
The AUX and USB ports in the centre glovebox.
► The BMW i8 Production
BMW i8 deliveries to customers starting in June.
Plug-in hybrid system developed and produced by the BMW Group represents
the latest development stage of Efficient Dynamics; debut for
three-cylinder petrol engine with BMW TwinPower turbo technology, displacement: 1.5 litres,
output: 170 kW/231 hp, maximum torque: 320 Nm (236 lb-ft); power sent
to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox; model-specific hybrid
synchronous electric motor, output: 96 kW/131 hp, maximum torque: 250 Nm
(184 lb-ft); power channelled through the front wheels via a two-stage
automatic transmission; lithium-ion high-voltage battery with liquid
cooling and usable capacity of 5 kWh.
Combination of BMW TwinPower turbo and
BMW eDrive technology plus intelligent energy management produce system
output of 266 kW/362 hp (max. torque: 570 Nm / 420 lb-ft) and give the
BMW i8 the performance characteristics of a pure-bred sports car (0 --
100 km/h / 62 mph in 4.4 seconds) combined with fuel economy and
emissions figures more familiar from a small car (EU fuel consumption:
2.5 litres per 100 km / 113 mpg imp); "glued-to-the-road" AWD driving
experience with torque distribution geared towards optimised dynamics.
Driving Experience Control switch and eDrive button allow driver to choose
from five driving modes; range of up to 35 kilometres (22 miles) on
electric power alone and a top speed of 120 km/h (75 mph); COMFORT mode
offers optimum balance between dynamics and efficiency; combined range in
everyday conditions: over 500 kilometres (310 miles); SPORT mode with
ultra-intense Boost function
provided by the electric motor; ECO PRO mode can be used in both
all-electric mode and hybrid mode.
Sophisticated chassis technology featuring a double-wishbone front axle and
a five-link rear axle; Electric Power Steering; Dynamic Damper Control
comes as standard; 20-inch light-alloy wheels are standard, carbon wheels
Emotion-led visual impression based around established BMW i design
language; classical sports car proportions and fresh interpretation of BMW
design features; doors open upwards like wings; clean lines, plus surface
design (external and internal) based on the layering principle; full-LED
headlights as standard, innovative laser headlights -- unique worldwide --
available as an option.
Intelligent lightweight construction with elements including a CFRP
passenger cell, doors with a CFRP-aluminium structure, an instrument panel
with magnesium support, an aluminium chassis and a partition between the
passenger compartment and boot made from thin glass; comprehensive safety
concept and an ultra-torsionally stiff passenger cell.
Extensive standard equipment includes the Navigation system Professional
with proactive drive system for all-electric driving, fully-digital
instrument display, BMW iDrive with freestanding Control Display and
leather sports seats; choice of four exterior paint finishes and four
interior equipment variants.
Wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive features: Park Distance Control, cruise
control system with braking function, rain sensor and Intelligent Emergency
Call function as standard; optional driver assistance package with High
Beam Assistant, a rear view camera, Surround View, Speed Limit Info
including No Passing Info display, and Collision Warning with pedestrian
recognition and braking function; also available are the Head-Up Display,
BMW Online Entertainment, Concierge Services, Real Time Traffic
Information and mobility services developed specifically for BMW i, e.g.
intermodal route guidance.
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BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo : Car Review
http://newcarnet.tv The GT stands for Gran Turismo but this is no Maserati.
BMW says it's been designed for customers who don't feel their needs are
being met by other Beemers like the 5 Series Touring or the X5. But what
exactly is it? Massimo Pini gets behind the wheel to find out.
You can watch all the latest car reviews, motoring news and international
motor show coverage at http://newcarnet.co.uk
2014 BMW 530xd Facelift LCI Touring - DRIVE & SOUND (1080p)
The full Drive & Sound with facelifted 2014 BMW F11 530d Touring as the
all-wheel-drive "xDrive" model. The revised 3.0 R6 diesel delivers 258hp
and 560Nm of torque, always through the smooth and quick shifting 8-speed
automatic transmission (unfortunately not the "Sport-Automatic"). This
particular car features the new and customizable dashboard that only is one
large LCD screen that can display the three different visuals "Eco Pro",
"Comfort" and "Sport". I actually found this screen very helpful as it has
a sharp resolution, more functionality for drive modes and media, as well
as a well integrated navigation, which almost makes the head-up display
obsolete. The 3.0 Diesel has a very good punch and the 8-speed always is
awesome but I was honestly expecting a bit more performance, especially at
high speeds. Still the adaptive drive suspension is very flexible probably
making the 5-series the most comfortable car of its class. What I found
very pleasant is the noise the engine makes, it seems as BMW has improved
the in-Cab sound for the Facelift and made it sound into the direction of
the M550d, great! If you LIKE this please make sure to COMMENT & SUBSCRIBE!