It comes with 2.0 litre diesel and 3.0 litre diesel engine and a twin turbocharged petrol supplied engines. You can drive it through an 8 speed transmission which is automatic and both are equally good. The 520 d cheaper and has a lot of power.
Its handling is not as sharp as we would expect it to be. Steering is light and a little slow and it leans too much in the corners. The ride might not be very comfortable as it jiggles even on one of the smooth surfaces.
The 3.0 litre diesel engine is very smooth and works superb with 8 speed automatic gearbox. 2.0 litre diesel engine is noisy but still good. The petrol units are refined. But at high speed you might encounter excessive wind noise.
Buying BMW 5 series can be very expensive affair but running costs for 2.0 litre diesel engine is not very much. GT is an unusual proposition for buyers so it will not hold its value anywhere near.
The quality is superb and the way materials have been arranged is also great. It will give a plush look just like the 7 series and it has its own style which is appealing and distinctive. The reliability is not very good but the problems that users experienced were not major ones.
It is devoid of knee or rear side airbags but it is equipped with a twin front, side and curtain airbags and electronic brakeforce distribution too.
The driving position is higher than the average with good scope of adjustment. The panoramic glass roof lets in a lot of light. Sadly the rear visibility is poor because of a sloping window with thick blackened portion at the outside.
In the rear two individuals can accommodate easily. They slide and tilt either way and give a 7 series legroom with X5 headroom. But the middle seat in the 5 seater is not wide and the boot is very small too. When folded the seats lay at an angle.
It comes with 2 trims. It comes with good safety equipments. You can add anything you want but at a price. It is equipped with all the standards that combine the boundary between an executive car and a limo.
View Photos (6)