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For The 5 GT has potent and efficient engines, limousine-like space, a classy cabin and a higher-than-average seating position.

Against Ride and refinement aren't up to scratch for an executive car, and the boot is disappointing in both size and versatility.

BMW 5 Series GT (Gran Turismo) Hatchback
22 5stars

An interesting alternative to the usual luxury SUVs, but we can't think of a single thing that the BMW 5 GT does better than the best of them.

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There are 13 BMW 5 Series GT (Gran Turismo) versions available

Hatchback 520d SE 5dr £38,045
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 520d Modern 5dr £40,045
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 520d Luxury 5dr £40,845
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 520d M Sport 5dr £40,845
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 530d SE 5dr £46,965
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 530d Luxury 5dr £48,965
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 535i Luxury 5dr £49,460
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 530d M Sport 5dr £49,765
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 535i M Sport 5dr £50,260
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 535d Luxury 5dr £51,885
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 535d M Sport 5dr £52,685
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 550i Luxury 5dr £59,510
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 550i M Sport 5dr £60,460
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

What is it? That's a question you're likely to be asked fairly frequently with the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo. BMW says it’s for people who want something more versatile than a saloon, but who are put off by the bulk of an SUV.

The entry-level 181bhp 2.0-litre diesel model (badged 520d GT) is the pick of the range, but BMW also offers a 242bhp 3.0-litre diesel, a 295bhp 3.0-litre diesel (535d GT), a 302bhp twin-turbo 3.0-litre petrol engine (535i GT) or a 403bhp twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 (550i GT).

The options list runs to pages and the Adaptive Drive suspension system would be the first thing we tick, because it greatly improves the 5 GT’s ride and handling. The head-up display that, among other things, beams sat-nav instructions onto the windscreen, is also worth considering.

Reader test team says:

BMW 5 Series GT (Gran Turismo) Hatchback 535d Executive 5dr

I simply don't understand the so called ''expert'' reviews on the 5 GT as they are so bad and negative!!! Did the reviewers actually look, sat and…

Mario Crisan

5 out of 5 stars

BMW 5 Series GT (Gran Turismo) Hatchback 520d M Sport 5dr

Bought this car bmw520gt m sport in october cant say enough about it I love it,ive had many cars and my last one was a 520 m sport sedan which I like…

David Mcgrath

4 out of 5 stars

BMW 5 Series GT (Gran Turismo) Hatchback 530d Luxury 5dr

I have owned six of seven BMWs and traded in my 535M sport for a 530GT 3 years ago. I think its a brilliant car. Well build, hugely more spacious than…

geoffrey rowbottom

5 out of 5 stars

BMW 5 Series GT (Gran Turismo) Hatchback 530d M Sport 5dr

Let's get this out of the way from the start - this is a big car, a very big car, and so the laws of physics dictate it will not handle like a 3/5…

GARY WILLIAMSON

4 out of 5 stars
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