AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE.
The driving dynamics of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.
All BMW vehicles share one trait - incomparable dynamics. This characteristic is especially tangible in the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo, ensuring that every metre travelled is a chance to experience pure driving pleasure.
You can feel the sporty driving pleasure that the chassis of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo transmits from the road directly to your steering wheel, while guaranteeing safety and the highest possible comfort.
You can feel the sporty driving pleasure that the chassis of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo transmits from the road directly to your steering wheel, while guaranteeing safety and the highest possible comfort. In addition, it confidently meets a variety of requirements: as taut as it is comfortable, dynamic and safe. 50:50 weight distribution between the axles and perfect co-ordination of the components makes this possible.
The aluminium integral rear axle isolates the road vibrations from the engine and allows more power transmission and comfort. This characteristic can be further refined with the optional integral active steering. The double-arm front axle ensures wheels grip the road tightly. The aluminium structure eliminates unnecessary weight while increasing rigidity, and in the case of a collision, it absorbs the forces of the impact to provide maximum passenger protection. Sporty manoeuvres can be carried out smoothly in every driving situation without any unnecessary jolting of passengers.
Self-levelling suspension fitted as standard
The self-levelling rear suspension fitted as standard in the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo balances out height differences between front and rear axle using the air suspension. Sensors on the rear wheels measure the distance between the body and the road. Depending on the load and driving situation, the air volume in the springs is adjusted so that there is always optimum spring clearance available. This promotes agility and safety even when the vehicle is heavily loaded.
DynamicDamper Control and Adaptive Drive
With Dynamic Damper Control there is now a chassis for every road and every driving style - from uneven roads, potholes and cobblestones to flawless tarmac. In addition to Comfort, the standard setting, the dampers can be set to the Comfort+ mode for extra comfort thus ensuring minimum disruption on uneven surfaces.
The optional Adaptive Drive function combines Dynamics Damper Control with the active body roll stabilisation Dynamic Drive. Sensors in your BMW permanently monitor vehicle speed, steering-wheel position and the pitch and yaw forces acting on the chassis. Using this data, the system precisely adjusts the stabilisers and the dampers, changing their settings quickly and accurately. This ensures more a precise steering response, shorter braking distances and increased driving comfort.
8-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION STEPTRONIC.
The 8-speed Automatic Transmission Steptronic makes changing gears and driving significantly more convenient, thanks to fast engine speed transitions and shorter shift times. It unites outstanding comfort with palpable dynamics and increased fuel-efficiency. Gears can also be changed manually using the selector lever.
INTEGRAL ACTIVE STEERING.
The Integral Active Steering for vehicles with rear-wheel drive combines passively steering rear wheels with variable steering ratio at the front axle.
At speeds of up to approx. 60 km/h the rear wheels turn in the opposite direction to the front wheels. This subjectively shortens the wheelbase, improving manoeuvrability and agility. At speeds above approx. 60 km/h the rear wheels turn in the same direction as the front wheels. This subjectively extends the wheelbase, increasing stability and comfort - especially when changing lanes quickly and abruptly.
DRIVING EXPERIENCE CONTROL.
The Driving Experience Control gives you the choice. Just use the button in the centre console to activate the desired mode.
Change from Comfort mode, with the standard engine and transmission settings, to ECO PRO mode, geared towards efficiency, or Sport mode, which enables more dynamic driving. You can see underneath the rev counter which setting is currently activated.
ECO PRO Mode
ECO PRO Route also ensures economical use of fuel. It offers you a route optimised for efficiency based on individual driving style and local conditions. You can assess the saving potential indicated and then decide for yourself whether you want to follow this recommendation.
With the "Coasting" function, the car glides along the road at speeds of up to 160 km/h as soon as the driver removes their foot from the pedal and does not apply the brakes, and as long as the proactive driving assist doesn't adapt speed to save fuel.
ECO PRO Route and coasting
ECO PRO Route also ensures economical use of fuel. It offers you a route optimised for efficiency based on traffic volume, individual driving style and local conditions. You can assess the saving potential indicated and then decide for yourself whether you want to follow this recommendation.
With the coasting function (only for Steptronic transmission), the car glides along the road at speeds of up to 160 km/h as soon as the driver removes their foot from the pedal and does not apply the brakes, and as long as the proactive driving assist doesn't adapt speed to save fuel.
In Sport mode the car responds more directly and allows a sportier driving style. A predefined setup provides much sportier engine and suspension settings as compared to the standard setup. For example, the engine becomes even more responsive and the gearshift timing is made much sportier. In conjunction with the Adaptive Suspension, the suspension settings are much more agile in Sport mode. Meanwhile Servotronic adjusts steering support.