We don't know what you want to take with you but we do know how you can take it. In just three steps you can easily extend the generous 440 litres of boot space to an impressive 590 litres by moving the rear-seat bench forward. And you don't have to worry about passenger comfort, occupants still have more legroom than in a BMW 5 Series Sedan. By folding down the 40:20:40 divisible rear-seat bench or the individual seats, you can increase space even further to an amazing 1,700 litres. Fastening points and straps as well as storage compartments ensure everything stays in its place throughout the journey.
Aesthetic and ergonomic: the light strips for the ambient lighting are fully integrated into the interior design. In the dark, they emphasise selected trim accents and surfaces and illuminate door-pockets and the storage compartment in the centre console, bathing them in a warm orange hue.
To provide a comfortable driving experience, the standard seats can be adjusted to meet all your needs. The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is equipped with active headrests that offer driver and front-seat passenger additional back support. For maximum comfort, the rear-seat bench can be moved back 100 millimetres and reclined 33 degrees. The practical centre console provides drinks holders, storage space and operation of the optional seat heating.
The comfort seats are ergonomically designed and electronically adjustable. From the comfort headrests and the adjustable upper backrest segment, to the adjustable backrest width and lumbar support: comfort seats offer a maximum of personalised luxury. The two separate multifunction seats in the rear allow rear-seat passengers to recline their seats up to 40 degrees. By pressing a button in the luggage compartment, the seats fold down individually and can be returned to their original position by pressing the reset button.
The sports seats for the driver and front-seat passenger provide optimum lateral support, thanks to highly contoured seat sides. With full individual adjustment of seat height, backrest angle, seat angle, forward/backward position and thigh support for driver and front passenger, the sports seats deliver ideal individual support for a more dynamic driving style. And outstanding quality awaits you in the craftsmanship, too, because good design is the perfect interplay of seamless parts.
As individual as its driver, the interior of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo comes in a choice of equipment colours which all create an elegant atmosphere from the generous and light ivory white option to the warm and athletic cinnamon brown. The luxurious feel of the Dakota leather is only surpassed by the exclusive Nappa leather option which offers an even softer and more exclusive feel. Five interior trim strip options are available to compliment your selection.
The two-zone automatic air conditioning creates a comfortable interior climate all year round. The circulation filter, sun and condensation sensors, and residual heat utilisation allow the occupants to quickly set their ideal temperature. The air vents in the instrument control can be set on one focused position through to general, draft-free air circulation. The optional four-zone automatic air conditioning allows rear-seat passengers to separately control the climate in the rear, including the additional blowers in the B pillar between the front and rear doors, using the controls in the centre console.
Two adjustable 8-inch monitors and a DVD player set new standards in entertaining travelling. The monitors can be used to watch TV or listen to the radio (DVB-T receiver is optional). Passengers never have to worry about disturbing the driver thanks to separate headphone connections. In the Professional version, two 10-inch individual monitors are operated via a remote controller and rear-seat occupants are also able to access the navigation system, BMW Online and BMW Free Internet.
The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is equipped with the innovative Bang & Olufsen high-end Surround Sound system. Supreme listening pleasure and a magnificent driving sensation merge into one unique experience.
The centre speaker opens whenever the high-end audio system is activated. It contains the acoustic lens which guarantees homogeneous frequency transmission throughout the vehicle and thus produces a perfect sound stage. Just as in an orchestra, treble, mid-range and bass tones assume their exact position and create musical enjoyment fit for a concert hall – in every seat of your BMW.
Sixteen active speakers with a total of 1,200 watts produce music in brilliant quality. Acoustic options can be selected: in ‘Studio’ mode, a clear sound emerges, while in ‘Expanded’ mode, the acoustic space appears enlarged, thus creating an incomparable surround-sound experience.
The artistically elegant styling matches the high level of sound quality: aluminium speaker trims appear to hover thanks to the floating design and their precise perforation pattern is characteristic of Bang & Olufsen. From whichever angle you view it, perfect lines appear, in total harmony with the design concept of the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo.
Protect the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo from summer temperatures by closing the optional sunblinds for the front doors and panorama roof. The electronically adjustable blinds also provide privacy from prying eyes when needed and, thanks to their innovative design, they take up very little space in the headliner when rolled up.