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2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Review

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It's hard to argue with the adage, "You can't make all the people happy all of the time." But it seems that the 2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo tries to do just that by attempting to be everything to everybody. Its description alone supports this idea -- a luxury sedan, only taller, with a sportier suspension and, oh yeah, a hatchback for added utility. This odd automotive cocktail results in an impressive vehicle in the end, but we're not so sure the buying public will embrace the GT.

First and foremost is the 2010 BMW 550i GT's appearance. It's as if BMW's 7 Series was involved in some sort of inbreeding experiment to inject some of the X6's quirky DNA. There's no denying the Gran Turismo resembles the 7 Series -- it is, after all, based on the same chassis -- but the GT sits about 3 inches taller and sports a rather ungainly sloping hatch instead of a trunk. Unlike the X6, though, the 550i GT can seat three full-size adults in the rear seats and can hold virtually the same amount of cargo.

Appearances aside, the 2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo is a genuinely good car. Styling is subjective, but the prodigious V8 power, surprisingly capable handling and luxurious interior are indisputable. Considering it is based on the flagship 7 Series and is available with many of the same creature comforts, the smart money is on the GT, as it will leave an additional $18,000 in your pocket.

Of course, the GT isn't really an alternative to flagship luxury sedans. Its impressive utility and passenger space make it more akin to wagons like the Audi A6 Avant and Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, or crossovers/SUVs like the Acura MDX and BMW X5, which offer many of the same features and can be had for significantly less. Still, a wagon or an SUV isn't for everyone. Perhaps an alternative like the 2010 BMW 550i GT is in order: a truly luxurious vehicle with some utilitarian capabilities that indeed manages to offer a little something for just about everyone.

Used 2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Overview

The Used 2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is offered in the following submodels: 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback. Available styles include 535i 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 550i 4dr Hatchback (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and 550i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A). Pre-owned BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine or a 4.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 400 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo?

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