BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo with 520d Engine Announced

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Want to know what the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo is? Well, according to BMW, it’s a crossover between a spacious sedan, an SUV and a large coupe. Bt somehow it turned out looking like the most boring car BMW makes.
When it was launched, BMW fitted it with a big engines, however that didn’t suite the sort of buyers looking for a sedan with a big boot, to now a better option has been made available. The same sort of base diesel engine you get on the sedan has been made available for the Gran Turismo as well.

Starting with July 2012, the 5-Series Gran Turismo will be available as a 520d only with rear wheel drive. The model comes with a 2.0-liter inline-4 developing 181 hp (135 kW) and 280 lb-ft (280 Nm) of torque.

Performance-wise, the 520d Gran Turismo is capable of reaching 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.9 seconds and its top speed is 135 mph or 213 km/h.

Fuel consumption in the EU Cycle is 5.9 l/100km urban, 5.0 l/100km extra-urban and 5.3 l/100km combined. The car emits 139 grams of CO2 per kilometer and is compatible with the Euro 5 emissions standard.

Since the 520d engine is not available on the US 5-Series sedan, we can’t expect the Gran Turismo do get it either.
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