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BMW has announced a raft of updated features across its BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo range including the addition of a new base model that drops the entry price to five figures for the first time.

The new BMW 520d GT will provide an entry point into the pseudo-SUV line-up, joining the existing BMW 530d GT and BMW 535i GT.

The $89,900 BMW 520d GT is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 135kW of power and 380Nm of torque. It provides enough grunt for a 0-100km/h time of 8.9 seconds while maintaining an average fuel consumption of 5.3 litres per 100km and CO2 emissions of 139 grams per kilometre.

The 530d GT’s 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbo diesel has received some tweaks; now sporting 190kW and 560Nm – a boost of 10kW and 20Nm. The upped numbers help it sprint from 0-100km/h in 6.2 seconds while consumption and emissions have been reduced from 6.5 to 5.8L/100km and 173 to 153g/km respectively.

The 225kW/400Nm 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged petrol 535i GT now achieves 8.2L/100km and 192g/km, down from 8.9L/100km and 209g/km. The petrol powered GT still manages to reach triple figures from standstill in 6.3 seconds.

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All engines are tied to an eight-speed automatic transmission, with both linked into BMW’s switchable Driving Experience Control with Eco Pro, Comfort and Sport modes available.

All 5 Series GT models take advantage of BMW’s stop/start function, electronic power steering, AUX/USB inputs, Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming and satellite navigation with 10.2-inch display screen.

BMW’s Active Protection Safety package is now also standard and includes auto-tightening seatbelts, self-closing side windows and sunroof (when the system detects a critical situation), and Active Protection that identifies a potential collision by either the front-mounted camera or radar. In the event of an unavoidable collision, the system automatically slows the vehicle down and following a collision will stop the vehicle and hold it stationary for an additional 1.5 seconds to reduce the chance of a secondary collision.

Options on the 5 Series Gran Turismo have also been updated with Park Assist, a Bang & Olufsen surround sound audio system and an M Sport package that includes sports seats, an M Sports steering wheel with gear shift paddles, M aerodynamics package, sport suspension and 20-inch M double-spoke alloy wheels.

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Pricing:

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

Read CarAdvice’s BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Review.




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