2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo

When you're seated in the back of the BMW 5-series Gran Turismo, it's not hard to imagine that you're in a car from the future. Your surroundings are very swoopy, the confines cozy but very open-feeling, thanks in large part to the glass all around you. If you need a break from the future, watching a movie or reclining a heated/ventilated rear chair for a nap is simple.

Your chauffeur might have a hard time letting you sleep, however, since he or she has 400 beefy hp underfoot and a lively steering wheel in hand. Even if your chauffeur is restrained, he or she will still have plenty of reason to enjoy driving the new 5-series GT: good visibility, a superadjustable driving position, gorgeous flat-finished wood trim, and lots of features pulled straight out of the 7-series flagship (appropriate, given this car's shocking $91K price tag), such as a heated steering wheel, an infrared night-vision camera, and a plethora of parking sensors.

Once you and your partner exit the car, you might feel like time has sped forward, too, since the 5GT has a unique look that'll take some getting used to.

Rusty Blackwell, Copy Editor

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tonkatoytruck
As you said, this vehicle is really aimed at the European market. Given that, it is still ourrageously expensive, escpecially when you compare it to the price of a standard 550i.I wonder if BMW (and journalists) will, like Ferrari, figure out that the manual transmission is dead.
mo_pho
This article and the one on the Spyker are sorely in need of proofreading.Regarding the 550i GT, I love the interior and hate everything else.

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