2011 BMW 535i GT: pics and specs

BMW has defied convention and created the 535i GT which combines most of the features from a SUV along with most of the features from a sedan.

At the exterior it sticks up 2 inches higher and about 4 inches lower than a X5 (61.4 inches) and combined with a length of 196 inches. The hood is long and short trunk reminds us of a modern incarnation of the old BMW 2800 sedans from the late 1960’s.

On the inside we can see that everything is very functional, sober, classy and confortable. The major thing that we like at this car is that it had just enough luxury to justify the price tag but not enough to dilute and pollute the driving experience.

Also the performances of this car are high enough. The suspension consists of an aluminum double wishbone unit in the front and an aluminum integral V multi link unit in the back, as well front and rear stabilizer bars. In addition to this, the 535i GT has been endowed with an electronically limited slip differential to ensure maximum grip along the curves in the road. The final piece of the handling puzzle comes the inclusion of 13.7 inch the front and 13.6 inch rotors in the rear that ensure superb handling.

In terms of the power plant, BMW has slotted in the potent twin turbocharged 3.0 liter straight six that produces a robust 300 horsepower and 300 lbs/ft of torque at 1200 rpm. This engine also comes with 4 valves per cylinder as well as variable valve timing. The nice thing is that with the torque being so reachable you don’t have to put the gas pedal through the floor to access this engines potently power reserves. With this engine, the 535i GT can reach 60 mph in a respectable 6.2 seconds and on to a electronically limited 150 mph. Also connected to this engine is a 8 speed automatic with manual and sport drive functions.

Source: Topspeed

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