2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Values

An eclectic premium four-door vehicle, the hatchback silhouette of the 2011 BMW 5 Series Grand Turismo projects a distinct image. Producing a formidable 300 horsepower from a turbocharged 3-liter six-cylinder engine, the 2011 BMW 535i Grand Turismo models enjoy a wealth of standard features including a panoramic sunroof, HID headlamps, rain-sensing windshield wipers and a 12-speaker audio system with HD radio. For more power, the 2011 BMW 550i Grand Turismo presents a robust 400 horsepower from a 4.4 liter V-8 powerplant. Added as standard features to the BMW 550i Grand Turismo is a universal garage door opener and a hard drive-based navigation system with voice command. All BMW 5 Series Grand Turismo models are powered through an 8-speed automatic gearbox. For 2011, an optional xDrive all-wheel drive system can be found with both the 4.4 liter V-8 engine as well as the 3-liter inline-6 for the first time. A limited-slip differential, Dynamic stability Control and four-wheel disc brakes are included standard safety equipment for superior handling.

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For 2011, BMW's 5-series has been given a complete redesign. Now in its sixth generation, the car is slightly longer and wider, up by 2.3 inches and a half inch, respectively, while the car's styling is much more conservative than the previous generation. The engine lineup has been changed as well; the 535i's 3.0L 6-cylinder dropped to a single turbo but now makes 306 horsepower, and the 550i receives the 7-series' twin-turbo V8, which produces 407 horsepower. A 528i model, with a non-turbocharged version of the 3.0L six making 240 horsepower is expected later in the 2011 model year. All three can be had with a 6-speed manual, but an 8-speed automatic is also available.

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Athletic handling; superior ride quality; understated styling; powerful and refined engines; impressive high-tech features

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The 5-Series lineup of models offers athletic and surefooted sedans that also offer a surprising level of comfort inside. Technology is also a strong point in the 5-Series, with performance and safety standouts such as Active Steering, Active Roll Stabilization and a night vision system. The 5-series Grand Turismo Wagon is a very fashionable and fun-to-drive alternative to a sport-utility vehicle.

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