BMW is a popular automaker among business people and families alike, with the brand’s quality and reliability two of the key features that make it stand out from other vehicles on the market. The 5 Series Gran Turismo model has a number of things that set it apart from other BMWs, though.
If you want to find out more about what the Gran Turismo version of the 5 Series has to offer and why it could be the right option for your next BMW 5 Series leasing deal, read on.
If there’s one thing you can’t fault the 5 Series Gran Turismo on, it’s room. The car itself is large, with the 530d M Sport model of the vehicle boasting a total length of 4,998 mm and width of 1,901 mm.
Inside the cabin there is a lot of room and, as there are only four seats, your rear passengers won’t have to worry about being squashed and cramped on any journey. The back seats even fully recline, so people travelling with you are almost guaranteed a comfy ride and will have plenty of legroom.
The driver is taken care of too, though, as the front seats are fully heated and the raised driving position gives the person behind the wheel the impression that they’re in an SUV. The room in the boot is not huge given the size of the car – 440 litres minimum, but 1,700 litres if you fold down the rear seats.
If you regularly have to undertake long journeys, you’ll be looking for a motor that will make the ride as comfy as possible and the 5 Series Gran Turismo M Sport certainly delivers in this respect.
Dynamic stability control, cornering brake control and dynamic traction control are just some of the systems included as standard in the car, while the drive performance control featuring modes such as eco pro, comfort, sport and sport + will allow you to adapt the way the vehicle drives to suit you.
There are also a host of features included in the finish that make the 5 Series Gran Turismo M Sport’s cabin a pleasant place to be for a few hours. A comprehensive air conditioning system, electric windows, panoramic glass sunroof, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, an iDrive controller and USB audio interface are just a few of the things you can expect to find inside one of these motors.
BMW has built a strong reputation around the reliability of its cars, and the 5 Series Gran Turismo is no different. Depending on the model you choose, you’ll either find a four or six-cylinder engine under the bonnet, as well as an eight-speed automatic transmission that will help you get the most out of the engine’s technology and power.
If you are leasing, rather than buying, the car, make sure you find out what level of aftercare is included in the cost of your contract. Wherever possible, choose a leasing firm that offers a warranty on the vehicle, as this will give you peace of mind that should something go wrong, you won’t be footing the bill.
Do you have a BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo or drive one for work? What do you think of the car and would you recommend the model to other drivers?