2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback

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in Midsize hatchbacks
2017 MODEL
$60,900 - $72,500 See Inventory Prices

7.7

Overall Rating

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Since you buy a vehicle essentially to meet your requirements and demands, same thing should be kept in mind while purchasing the 5-series GT as it's a very unusual choice. Having said that, GT is designed for improving its practicality by combining various types of vehicles. It's aesthetic interior would make the passenger compartment feel very special and so would it's functionality and style impress you. However, in an attempt to give it a coupe inspired styling, BMW 5-series GT has gone at lengths

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Pros

Smooth transmission

Efficient Engine

Suave looks

Cons

Not so good handling

Larger carbon footprint

What's New?

2 colors added to the lineup

No significant Change


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$60900

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

183

horsepower

333 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

300 lb.-ft. @ 1300 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front multi-link suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13/13.8

dimensions

wheelbase

108.3 in.

length

182.7 in.

width

73 in.

height

54.3 in.

curb weight

4310 lbs.

ground clearance

4.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

81 cu ft.

cargo volume

15.5 cu ft.

payload capacity

882 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.6 sec.

zero to 100 mph

12.4 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.5 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

158 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/21/26 mpg

ev range

351.5 mi.

highway range

418.6 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr./ unlimited



Styles

 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Alpine White color  2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Black Sapphire Metallic color  2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Space Gray Metallic color  2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Carbon Steel Gray Metallic color  2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Cashmere Silver Metallic color  2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Mineral White Metallic color  2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Dark Graphite Metallic color  2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback in Glacier Silver Metallic color
Alpine White

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Ratings

Features

7.6

Engine

8.0

Fuel Economy

6.6

Interior

8.6

Exterior

7.8

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback 535i

535i

power
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
22 combined

$60,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
535i 4dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $60,900 MSRP (19/22/27) 300 hp @ 5800 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 5

 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback 535i xDrive

535i xDrive

power
445 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$63,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
535i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $63,200 MSRP (18/21/26) 445 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, I6, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback 550i xDrive

550i xDrive

power
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
18 combined

$72,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
550i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $72,500 MSRP (15/18/24) 300 hp @ 5800 rpm, 4.4 L, V8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed automatic all wheel drive 5

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Expert Review


CARHP Editorial September 26, 2018

7.7

Overall Rating


7.6/10
Features

 

8.0/10
Engine

 

6.6/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.6/10
Interior

 

7.8/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

The 2017 BMW 5- Series Gran Turismo is able to compete with the likes of Porsche Panamera despite being a premium midsize hatchback as it enjoys a world-class mix of refinement and practicality as well apart from being less expensive. Starting from a price of $60,900, it comes equipped with 550i's astoundingly capable 443-horsepower V8 under its hood.

2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Features

7.6/10

The 2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo comes in two configurations namely 535i and 550i xDrive, while the base 535i can be upgraded with an all-wheel drive system. It comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine which can produce 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque that is mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, 550i xDrive is blessed with 4.4-liter V8 that puts out 445 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque which is quite impressive for its class.

Trims

535i Gran Turismo

535i xDrive Gran Turismo

550i xDrive Gran Turismo

MSRP

$60,900

$63,700

$72,500

 


Key Features

Turbocharged 3-liter inline-6 Engine

Turbocharged 3-liter inline-6 Engine

Turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 Engine

Forward collision warning with low-speed mitigation

Features Same as 535i

Features Same as 535i xDrive

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive    
Dual-screen rear entertainment system    
Bang & Olufsen audio system    

Driver Assistance Plus package gets:

Surround-view camera system
head-up display
blind-spot monitoring
lane departure warning
night vision
Adaptive suspension
Integral Active Steering (four-wheel steering)    

   

Luxury Seating package gets:

Ventilated multi-contour front seats

   

Cold Weather package gets:

Heated steering wheel and seats

   

We Recommend

The all-wheel-drive system on the 335i xdrive chugs more fuel but would be better if your streets are less tarmac than mud or snow. Unless you live in an area with unpredictable weather, the 335i base variant is the more practical choice out of the two.

2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Engine

8.0/10

There's no lack of power with any of the 5 Series GT versions. Both the 535i and 550i confidently gather speed to merge onto highways. Handling, however, is more like that of an SUV, with noticeable body roll and less athleticism than you'd expect from a BMW sedan. - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The base 535i is born with 3.0-litre, six-cylinder engine installed under its hood. It's among the first engine which combines high-precision direct injection with both mechanically driven variable valve timing which pushes the car to produce 300 horsepower and incredibly accessible 300 lb-ft of torque.

550i xDrive produces astounding 448 horsepower and healthy 479lb ft of torque from 2000rpm with its V8 engine making your ride silky smooth all the way up to the red line.

Model

BMW 535i Gran Turismo

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Jaguar XF 30t Prestige

Mercedes-Benz E-400 4Matic Sedan

MSRP

$60,900

$69,700

$57,225

$58,900

Engine

3.0L DOHC 24V I6 w/TwinPower Turbo

3.0L TFSI

6 Cylinder

2.0L 16V I4 Turbocharged

3.0L V6 Biturbo

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power

300 hp

340 hp

296 hp

329 hp

Torque

300 lb-ft

325 lb-ft

295 lb-ft

354 lb-ft

When put against its rivals, the Gran Turismo performs fairly well and has similar power in its engine as that of the XF. The E-400 Mercedes, being the least expensive among its peers, has modest horsepower engine and is equally capable as it's peers.

Acceleration

The BMW 535i GT reaches 60 mph from zero in about 6 seconds and the 550i completes the same task in 4.7 seconds. However, both the trims are quick when compared to their distinctive class.

Model

BMW 535i Gran Turismo

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Jaguar XF 30t Prestige

Mercedes-Benz E-400 4Matic Sedan

0 \u2013 60 mph

6.0 sec

5.2 sec

5.6 sec

5.3 sec

Quarter Mile

15.3 sec

14.8 sec

16.1 sec

13.7 sec

Engine

3.0L

3.0L

2.0L

3.0L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.0

7.7

6.7

7.6

With the 535i's inline 6-cylinder acceleration would feel strong and smooth but the 550i twin turbo V8 steals the show with its superbly refined engine. Mercedes-Benz E-400 and Audi A7 are among the fastest in its class taking mere 5.3 and 5.2 seconds to cover a distance of 0-60 mph.

Ride and Handling

The 5-series GT wouldn't let you down as it's powerful enough to confidently gather speed to steer you onto highways but given its posture, it'll still feel like driving an SUV wherein you'll be able to notice the body roll. It doesn't give you the feel you would expect a machine with BMW's high-end performance pedigree.

Braking

The big GT is able to respond swiftly in panic break tests with its 348mm front discs and 345mm rear discs which does a good job in bringing the car to halt from 70mph in 45.4m in the dry and just 49.2m in the wet.

In normal 60-0 mph rake tests, the GT is able to stop in 108 feet which is quite good in its class. You may face some difficulty with the electronic handbrake as it does not automatically disengage when pulling off.

Model

 

BMW 535i Gran Turismo

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Jaguar XF 30t Prestige

Mercedes-Benz E-400 4Matic Sedan

60-0 mph (ft.)

108.0

109.0

121.0

108.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4490

4255

3665

4034

Brake (Front)

13.7

14.0

13.8

14.6

Brake (Rear)

13.6

13.0

12.8

12.6

The Jag is the slowest of the lot, taking a lethargic 121 feet to come to a halt. The prime culprit is its small brakes, although the lightweight body should have negated the difference.

2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Fuel Economy

6.6/10

With rear-wheel drive, the Environmental Protection Agency rates the BMW 535i Gran Turismo with fuel economy at 19 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined. Adding the xDrive all-wheel-drive system brings those numbers down to 18 mpg city/26 mpg hwy/21 mpg combined.

Model

BMW 535i Gran Turismo

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Jaguar XF 30t Prestige

Mercedes-Benz E-400 4Matic Sedan

MPG (City)

19

20

23

20

MPG (Hwy)

27

29

31

27

MPG (Combined)

22

23

26

23

Except the XF 30t Prestige, all other rivals give average mileage figures on road. The Jag, aided by its light body, is the most fuel efficient.

2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Interior

8.6/10

Inside not as good as you’d think. There’s lots of room and the rear seats slide and fold forward. But the two-part bootlid is a joke - you’ve the choice of using the pointlessly small one or the ridiculously big, heavy one. -TopGear

Seating and Comfort

BMWs have usually comfortable seats and the 5 series GT doesn't fall behind, it has all the high notes for seats and supreme quality. In fact, it represents a true BMW as it has got the best luxury credentials from the brand.

Front seats have sufficient leg room. The option to slide and recline rear seats would certainly please adult-sized passengers. Irrespective of which terrain you are driving on, the car would give you a smooth and comfortable ride at all times.

Model

BMW 535i Gran Turismo

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Jaguar XF 30t Prestige

Mercedes-Benz E-400 4Matic Sedan

Passenger Capacity

5

4

5

5

Passenger Volume (Ft.3)

98.8

105.8

N/A

N/A

Headroom (Front/Rear) (in.)

41.4/39.0

36.9/36.6

37.1/37.6

37.9/38.2

Legroom (Front/Rear) (in.)

40.6/41.8

41.3/37.0

41.5/36.6

41.3/35.8

Shoulder Room (Front/Rear) (in.)

59.3/57.7

57.2/55.9

56.9/56.4

57.8/56.9

The A7 is the only 4 seater amongst these 5 seaters. Nevertheless, it surrounds the occupants with the most premium interiors of the entire bunch.

Infotainment System

BMW has kept up with the latest technology and upgraded the 5 series GT with a host of features. Its infotainment system is one of the best in class. Here's a comprehensive list of other things that come along with this vehicle:-

  • iDrive infotainment system
  • BMW's Navigation system
  • DAB radio
  • Bluetooth
  • USB interface
  • Professional Media system
  • Touch-sensitive iDrive controller

Trunk Volume

5 Series GT has been designed somewhat like an SUV, so it's bound to have greater storage capacity than any of its peers. The dual-mode rear hatch can open as a trunk or as a full hatch and can take in sufficient amount of cargo. Though it may look generous trunk capacity with 63.6 cubic feet of space, you wouldn't be able to fit in bulkier cargo in the sloped rear hatch.

Model

BMW 535i Gran Turismo

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Jaguar XF 30t Prestige

Mercedes-Benz E-400 4Matic Sedan

Trunk Vol. (Ft.3)

31.5

24.5

17.8

13.1

The Benz has the lowest amount of storage capacity which can be a bit of concern for those who are used to carrying items to and fro. Second in line is the Jag which has also cramped cargo as it can only fit in 17.8 cubic feet of space.

2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Exterior

7.8/10

The 2017 BMW 5 Series GT blends a luxury sedan, SUV and hatchback into one vehicle. It's an interesting idea in theory, but the best traits of each seem to have been lost in the mix. It lacks the maneuverability of a sedan and doesn't have the full-blown cargo capacity of an SUV. - Edmunds

Dimension and Weight

As written above, the new 5-series GT is a blend of several vehicles so it's up to the buyer how well they judge it's exterior. Although, being a BMW it is very well designed, with kidney grille canted forward at the front end, making the upper edge form the foremost part of the car which is classic design aspect attributed to many historic BMWs. Its distinctive round headlamps are fitted with LEDs making it more attractive.

Model

BMW 535i Gran Turismo

Audi A7 (Premium Plus)

Jaguar XF 30t Prestige

Mercedes-Benz E-400 4Matic Sedan

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4490

4255

3665

4034

Wheelbase (in)

120.7

114.7

116.5

115.7

Length (in)

196.8

196.2

195.2

193.8

Width (in)

74.8

75.2

78.2

72.9

Height (in)

61.4

55.9

57.4

57.8

Ground Clearance (in)

5.7

4.4

4.1

5.8

Track Width Front (in)

63.4

64.7

61.4

62.8

Track Width Rear (in)

65.1

64.4

61.8

63.0

The XF is the lightest car here, but not the shortest. The Merc has the shortest length, while the Audi has the shortest wheelbase. The Beemer is the bulkiest car here; heaviest and also largest, in both length and wheelbase.

2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Safety

There are many safety features which come standard with the BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo. Standard safety Features include:

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • BMW Assist eCall Emergency Sos
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc; Rear Center 3 Point and Pretensioners
  • First Aid Kit

If you opt for the Driver Assistance Plus package you'll get some important functions like side-view/top-view cameras, forward collision mitigation with automatic braking, a night vision display with pedestrian detection, spot monitoring and lane departure assist.

NHTSA Crash test results

Overall Rating

5 Star

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

4 Star

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

4 Star

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

4 Star

Overall Side Crash Rating

5 Star

Side Barrier Rating overall

5 Star

Side Barrier Rating Driver

5 Star

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

5 Star

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

5 Star

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

5 Star

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

5 Star

Rollover Rating

5 Star

2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Competition

BMW 5 series GT vs Audi A7

Just like it's rival 535i GT, the A7 sportback has a standard V6 engine which delivers exceptional performance and driving experience. It also offers one of the best techs ranges available in a car, as the Wi-Fi hotspot to a full set of driver safety aids. It also boasts of more inclusive trunk space compared to it peers. However, when the A7 is fitted with 20-inch wheels you'll be surprised with its stiff ride quality. Taller passengers may find the rear seats a tad bit compromised given its less headroom.

BMW 5 series GT vs Jaguar XF

One of the best things about Jaguar XF 30t Prestige is that even during daily driving your comfort is not compromised and it feels fun and engaging. It's the only sedan in the segment that offers all trims in a rear- or all-wheel drive. Its inviting cabin and generous passenger and cargo room put it ahead on the list. However, just like any other car, it has its downsides too. For instance, its infotainment system is non-intuitive and so is it's sub-par smartphone integration. It also doesn't offer the V8 engine option just like BMW 5-series GT.

BMW 5 series GT vs Mercedes-Benz E-400

The exquisite interior and cabin of E-400 Mercedes have set new standards for design and comfort. It's main compelling feature is it's semiautonomous driver assistance technology. It gives the buyers the option to choose from the vast array of personalization options. It's well known AMG Models with the desired horsepower is back in the market. However, drivers can feel a bit stiff over rough surfaces with its standard suspension. It's rear and cargo capacity is also very small for it's class.

2017 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback Final Verdict

The 5-series GT is a very unusual choice. It is designed for improved practicality but isn't a proper hatchback in the traditional sense. It's aesthetic interior would make the passenger compartment feel very special and so would it's functionality and style impress you. 

However, in an attempt to give it a coupe inspired styling, BMW 5-series GT has gone at lengths to compromise it's cargo space which is a big downturn. Although the brand has tried to bring something new and has added too many things to please too many people, which perhaps hasn't necessarily worked in its favour.