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2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo - Consumer Reviews

2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

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A 7 series with a 5 series price tag
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Michael Anschel
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2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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You either love the looks of this car or you don't, (I love the way it looks) but there is never any question about the rest of this top of the line car. Built on the 7 series platform, it is a long car (2" shorter than the Mazda CX-9 seven seat) with an incredible amount of space inside. The back seats fit three adults easily. Or 3 car seats if you have kids. The handling is unmistakably BMW, and is perfectly balanced even with the additional height. The X6 has less room inside than the 535 GT. The hatchback is awesome for getting things in and out of the car, and affords much more flexibility for groceries, luggage, snowboards, trip to Home Depot.. All the things real life requires of you. The 535GT is similar in many respects to the Tesla P85 S, although I'd argue the BMW has a nicer interior and better design around things like arm rests, cup holders, etc.
My favorite BMW to date!


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Wonderful
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By maxozrotic
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2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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As close to the perfect car as anyone has created.
I know there is no such thing, but, the GT is nearest the bullseye.
Nice combination of luxury/comfort, utility, decent MPG's (for what it is), and being a 'drivers car'.
I'm an ex SAAB guy so I realy appreciate the GT's SAABness but with more luxury.

And New England snow can't stop it.

I love this car!


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Perfect Car
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By gary165
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2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I was looking for a more comfortable SUV to replace my x3. When I drove the 535 GT, I knew I had found it. Not only that, but I no longer needed my 2008 750 either. This car is a 740i with a hatch back. Who needs an SUV when you can own this car? Back seats lean back as well as fold down. More comfortable than my 750 back seats. More leg room in back than the short wheel base 750. The rest of the car is a 7 series, at a 20% discount!
The six cylinder engine surprised me. More powerful than my 2001 740. High low end torque.
Navigation is great. Hard drive is very convenient for storing music. Bluetooth is seamless.
If you need a large comfortable car AND an SUV, this is the perfect vehicle.


Best Features

Navigation, hard drive, bluetooth. Easily packs almost as much as the x5, but drives close to the ground and much more comfortable. Six cylinder engine is remarkable. Quicker than my 2001 740, yet I get 21 mpg in suburban driving. About 28 mpg on the highway. Cruise control very flexible. Voice activation of everything works perfectly.


Worst Features

Absolutely none. This car is perfect.


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Perfect vehicle
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By wittyj
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2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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Have owned the car about 4 months now and have driven about 4500 miles. Totally flawless performance. Recent trip of over 2000 miles we averaged hi-way mileage of 29.6 to 33.4 mpg per tank. The comfort of this vehicle is awesome. Multifunction seats are worth every dollar spent. There have been NO maintenance issues whatsoever.


Best Features

Engine, 8 speed transmission, comfort and the fact that the seat height is about 4 inches lower than our X5 and 3.5 inches higher than the seven series. This seat height is PERFECT for entering and exiting a vehicle. Hatchback is great for carrying larger items. Cargo space is tremendous.


Worst Features

Bigger side view mirrors (please) and larger sun visors. Also make the visors movable so when flipped to the side they cover the length of the side window.


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BMW 535iGT
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By wittyj
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2011 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo 535i 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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This may be the perfect vehicle. Extremely comfortable with very easy entry and exit. The rear seat is huge. Stow the parcel shelf, lower the seat backs and you have loads of cargo space. The ride and handling are superb. Performance is very good and the economy is above the EPA numbers. 31.5 mpg on the highway is easy to get. The 8 speed is an excellent transmission and the engine is very smooth and powerful enough for all situations. It is not an "M" but will cruise at whatever speed you wish. BMW quality is excellent and the multi-function seats are worth every penny. The seat height is about 4 inches higher than the seven series and about 3.5 inches lower than the X5. EASY entry and exit


Best Features

Seat height, multi-function seats 8-speed transmission, handling. One great family hauler.


Worst Features

Bigger sun visors and larger side view mirrors. Other than that it is a perfect vehicle


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