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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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.
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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