The new BMW 5 Series GT is out in the open and slowly we have moved award from the multitude of spy photos that we have seen in the past few months. BMW is focusing these days on promoting the new vehicle at various public and private events that take place across the world.
And what’s better to market a new vehicle other than displaying it in one of the busiest and largest airports in Europe: Munich “Franz Josef Strauss” Airport. With an estimated passenger traffic at 34.73 million in 2008, the 530d GT should attract plenty of passing through people while being displayed there.
But let’s go back to the 5 GT: as we said before, the car looks stunning in dark colors, similar to what we have seen in the new 7 Series. We have had the chance to see the car ourselves two weeks ago and we’re not afraid to say that the photos don’t do any justice to it. Seeing the car up-close, we learned to appreciate the design lines and dynamics, but also, the gorgeous interior design which will clearly be a huge selling point for this vehicle.
We will have our 5 GT preview article tomorrow and we’ll tell you all about it.
But to stay on the 530d GT topic, here are some technical information on it:
BMW 530d Gran Turismo:
straight-six diesel engine with aluminium crankcase and third-generation common-rail direct fuel injection (piezo-injectors),
max injection pressure: 1,800 bar
Capacity: 2,993 cc,
max output: 180 kW/245 hp at 4,000 rpm,
max torque: 540 Nm/398 lb-ft from 1,750–3,000 rpm
Acceleration 0–100 km/h: 6.9 seconds
Top speed: 240 km/h (149 mph)
Average fuel consumption to the EU standard: 6.5 litres/100 kilometres,
equal to 43.5 mpg imp
CO2 emissions to the EU standard: 173 g/km,
emission standard: EU5