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31st July, 2012

  • New entry level model to Gran Turismo range, the 520d GT priced from $89,900*
  • Power boost for the BMW 530d GT
  • Improved efficiency thanks to full EfficientDynamics treatment
  • Upgraded features and options list for Gran Turismo range

BMW Australia today announced specification and performance enhancements for the 5 Series Gran Turismo, headlined by a new entry model, the 520d GT priced from $89,900*.

The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, first unveiled in 2009, expanded the established 5-Series line-up of sedans and wagons.

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The BMW 520d Gran Turismo comes equipped with BMWs multi award winning two-litre diesel engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology (Variable Twin Turbo principle, Common Rail direct injection). This state-of-the-art straight four-cylinder power unit delivers 135 kW with a maximum torque of 380 Nm. The sprint from 0 to 100 km/h is achieved 8.9 seconds. Average fuel consumption, on the combined cycle, is 5.3 l/100 km and CO2 emission is rated at 139 g/km.

In the case of the BMW 530d Gran Turismo, power output has been increased to 190 kW, at the same time boosting maximum torque to 560 Nm. However, in spite of considerably increased performance, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of this straight six-cylinder diesel engine have been reduced to 5.8 l/100 km and 153 g/km respectively.

Apart from the new and revised engines featured in the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo range, efficiency and emmissions are also improved by a host of additional BMW Efficient Dynamics measures such as the Auto Start/Stop function and Electronic Power Steering for both the standard and optional Intergral Active Steering systems. This means that the fuel consumption and CO2 emmissions of the straight-six petrol engined 535i GT also improves by a substantial margin to 8.2 l/100 km and 192 g/km respectively. (copyright image)
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To help the driver manage the balance between performance and efficiency, Driving Experience Control with ECO PRO mode is also now fitted to all BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo models as a standard feature. The ECO PRO, COMFORT and SPORT modes are accessed using a switch to the left of the gear lever. Predefined drive train, steering and (if appropriately equipped) suspension component set-up can all be suitably adjusted. In the ECO PRO mode, average fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 20 per cent, vehicle range increased accordingly and this increase displayed to the driver as additionally gained kilometres.

Occupant safety has also been increased in the 5 Series Gran Turismo with the standard inclusion of the Active Protection Safety Package. This driver assistance system becomes active at a speed of 18 km/h by automatically tightening the seatbelt in order to eliminate slack. In a critical situation, the front seatbelts are tightened and the side windows and sliding sunroof closed. Active Protection identifies a potential collision either by means of a front-mounted camera or radar, through deliberate emergency braking or distinctive understeering or oversteering of the vehicle. In the event of an unavoidable collision, the system automatically slows the vehicle down. Following the collision, the vehicle is brought to a halt using maximum braking force and then held for an additional 1.5 seconds, significantly reducing the likelihood of a secondary collision.

Updates to the options list for the 5 Series Gran Turismo include BMWs Parking Assistant feature, which helps the driver identify an appropriate parking spot and also accurately steers the car into the selected parking reducing the drivers required input to accelerating and braking. Also now available is BMWs top end Bang & Olufsen Surround Sound audio system to further enhance the high level of luxurious ambience of the 5 Series Gran Turismo.

Now available with the M Sport Package, the 5 Series Gran Turismo is transformed with a sportier more imposing road presence. The package inlcudes sport suspension, sports seats, M aerodynamics package, 20 M Double-spoke 303 alloy rims, BMW Individual roof liner and High Gloss shadow line trim, the package also includes an M Sports steering wheel including gear shift paddles.

Australian pricing* from July 2012 production.

  • BMW 520d GT $89,900*
  • BMW 530d GT $103,500*
  • BMW 535i GT $109,400*

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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