The 2012 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

Ultimate Driving Machine

The Italian term “Gran Turismo” translates to “Grand Touring” in English.

The 5 series Gran Turismo is the perfect blend of a station wagon and SUV crossover.  Peterson BMW of Boise agrees that the 5 Series Gran Turismo is the ideal solution.  The 2012 5 Series Gran Turismo solves that problem with a “Dual-Access Tailgate” that has as a full hatch when you need to load large items or as a conventional trunk for smaller cargo.

BMW sells this unique 5 Series model in four versions:

-The 535i Gran Turismo (MSRP $56,800)
– 535i xDrive Gran Turismo
– 550i Gran Turismo
-550i xDrive Gran Turismo
The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is available in two different trim levels.  The entry-level 535i model is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that puts out 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. The top-of-the-line 550i gets a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 that’s good for 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic with a manual shift feature is the only transmission offered, but buyers can choose from standard rear-wheel drive or an available all-wheel-drive system BMW calls “xDrive.”
The Gran Turismo models are great examples  of opulence and sophistication. Dakota leather upholstery and Dark Wood trim come standard, as do 10-way power driver and front passenger’s seats, both with four-way lumbar support. A panoramic power moonroof, Parking Distance Control and a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls for audio, cruise control and Bluetooth hands-free calling are just a few of the highlights on the roster of standard amenities.
If you prefer navigation system and  fourth-generation iDrive system you will  gain a 10.2-inch display (a seven-inch monitor is standard) with 1280 x 480-pixel resolution and transreflectivity, which allows sunlight to enhance rather than obscure images on the screen.  All Gran Turismo models  standard with an eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission that includes “Sport” and “Manual” shift modes and Active Transmission Control. Dynamic Stability Control (with Dynamic Traction Control) also makes the long list of standard and available driver-assistance technology while xDrive all-wheel drive models provide absolute assurance when driving in any condition.

In their review of the 5 Series Gran Turismo, the editors at Motor Trend magazine declared it “a genuinely useful piece – truly luxurious and impressively spacious inside with astonishingly versatile load carrying capacity.” To experience the ultimate “grand touring” machine, gather a few traveling companions and contact us to schedule a test drive of the 2012 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.


Where do luxury  buyers go when they want all the amenities  they’ve grown accustomed to in premium sedans ?  Peterson BMW of Boise provides the ideal solution with the 2012 5 Series Gran Turismo.
Peterson BMW of Boise
9109 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83704

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