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BMW 5 Gran Turismo 2009 Road Test

Sat, 24 Oct 2009

530d GT SE £40,810
530d GT Executive £43,710
535i GT SE £41,150
535i GT Executive £44,050
550i GT SE £51,340
550i GT Executive £53,490

Available in the UK from Saturday 24th October 2009

Specification 530d GT SE includes:

Catalytic converter
Common-rail injection system
Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)
Digital Diesel Electronics (DDE)
Engine mounts, hydraulically controlled
EU5 emissions management
Oil sensor for level and grade
Six-cylinder in-line diesel engine with common-rail technology

Eight-speed automatic transmission

Wheels and chassis:
18" light alloy Double-spoke style 234 with Run-flat tyres
Brake callipers - Aluminium, front and rear
Disc brakes - front and rear, ventilated
Double-wishbone front axle, aluminium
Drive Dynamic Control - Normal, Sport and Sport+
Electro-mechanical parking brake with auto-hold function
Integral rear axle, aluminium
Self-levelling air suspension, rear
Servotronic power steering
Safety and technology
Airbags comprising:
Advanced Head Protection System (AHPS II), front and rear
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut-off, interior lighting and safety battery terminal
Driver, front passenger, front and side
Impact-dependent airbag system (ID airbags), driver and front passenger
Passenger seat airbag deactivation, front
Passenger seat occupancy sensor, front
Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and engine immobiliser
Brake Force Display
Check control warning system
Child locking system, rear doors
Condition Based Servicing (CBS)
Cruise control with brake function
Deformation zones - front and rear, that can absorb impacts of up to 9.5mph. Bumpers absorb impacts up to 2.5mph without damage
Dynamic Stability Control Plus (DSC+) comprising:
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Brake drying
Brake fade compensation
Brake pre-tensioning
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Hill-start assistant
First Aid kit and warning triangle
Foglights, front and rear
Halogen headlights
Head restraints - front, anti-whiplash
Headlight range control, electric
Incorrect fuelling protection system
On-Board Diagnosis (OBD)
Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Run-flat tyres with Tyre Puncture Warning System (TPWS)
Seat belts - front, inertia reel with pyrotechnical belt latch tensioner, belt force limiter and belt restrainer
Seat belts - rear, three with inertia reel
Side impact protection
Windscreen washer jets, heated

Child seat ISOFIX attachment, rear
Dakota leather upholstery
Five seat arrangement
Seat heating, front
Standard seats - front, part-electric adjustment
Standard seats - rear, manual adjustment
Exterior equipment
All round anti-corrosion system with partial hot galvanising, phosphate treatment and cathodic dip paintwork, preservation of hollow cavities, underfloor protection
Door handle illumination
Exhaust tailpipes - twin, chrome
Exterior mirrors - folding, automatically dimming, aspheric, heated, with electric adjustment
Exterior parts in body colour - bumpers, side sills, door handles, exterior mirror housing
Exterior trim, Chromeline
Indicator lenses, clear
Kidney grille, chrome with chrome-fronted and black-sided vertical slats
Metallic paintwork
Shark-fin aerial
Tailgate, dual opening with soft-close

Interior equipment:
Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control
Ambient interior lighting
Armrests - front and rear, centre with storage compartments
Battery in luggage compartment with jump start facility in engine bay
Black panel display, partial
Courtesy lights, front and rear with soft on/off dimming
Cup holders, front and rear
Door sill finishers with BMW designation, illuminated
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing function all round
Floor mats, velour
Fogging sensor, front windscreen
Footwell lights, front and rear
Glove box
Interior trim, Satin Silver
Luggage compartment comprising:
12V socket
Compartment cover, removable (can be stowed under load-floor)
Compartment with electric unlocking via the key’s remote control
Luggage compartment release button in A-pillar
Securing rings in luggage compartment, four
Securing straps in luggage compartment, two
Multi-function controls for leather steering wheel
Panoramic glass sunroof
Power sockets, twin 12V in rear of centre console
Power sockets, two 12V, front
Reading lights, front and rear
Rear-view mirror, automatically dimming
Smoker’s Package
Start-Stop button
Steering column with manual reach and rake adjustment
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Toolkit located in luggage compartment
Windows - heat-insulated, green-tinted all round

Audio & communication:
Auxiliary input for auxiliary playing devices
BMW Professional radio with single CD player (with MP3 playback facility)
Control Display - 7" colour display screen
Favourite buttons
iDrive Controller with shortcut buttons
Loudspeaker system with six speakers
Audio & communication cont.
On-Board Computer (OBC) comprising:
Average speed
Fuel consumption and range
Information display - analogue instruments combined with liquid crystal display
Journey computer
Outside temperature display
Personal Profile
USB audio interface

Additional/replacement equipment on 535i GT SE over 530d GT SE:

Digital Motor Electronics (DME)
Exhaust tailpipes - single, left and right, chrome
Six-cylinder in-line petrol engine with high-precision direct injection and Valvetronic
2nd Turbo

Additional/replacement equipment on 550i SE over 530d SE

19" light alloy Star-spoke style 272 with Run-flat tyres
Dark Ash-grain wood, high-gloss
Digital Motor Electronics (DME)
Exhaust tailpipes - single, left and right, chrome, quadrilateral
Kidney grille, chrome with fully chrome vertical slats
Standard seats - front, electric adjustment with driver memory
Steering column with electric reach and rake adjustment, with memory
Twin-turbo V8 engine with high-precision direct injection

Additional/replacement equipment on Executive Models over SE:

Comfort seats, front and rear
Four seat arrangement
Lumbar support, driver and front passenger
Rear seat adjustment controls in luggage compartment
Seat adjustment - front and rear electric with memory
Seat belts - rear, two with inertia reel
Seat heating, rear
Securing straps in luggage compartment, one

Samples from long list of optional extras:

Adaptive Drive £2,170
Retractable towbar and electrics £790
Reversing camera £310
Oscillating front seat bases £575
Active cruise control £1,280
Side view cameras £300
Rear seat DVD entertainment system £1,525
Night vision system £1,470
TV function £830
Navigation system with 7” screen £1,515
Navigation system with 10.5” panoramic screen £2,005
Head up display projected onto windscreen £920
Bluetooth phone preparation with Telematics £540

Prices include a 3 year unlimited mileage manufacturer warranty; 3 years pan-European roadside, home and accident assistance; 12 years no perforation warranty.

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