The BMW Gran Turismo Arrives In Singapore.

BY Burnpavement

Performance Motors Limited (PML) has recently unveiled the BMW Gran Turismo in Singapore.

A combination of essential features of a prestige sedan, a modern Sports Activity Vehicle, and a classic Gran Turismo, the BMW Gran Turismo is setting fascinating new highlights in the upper midrange segment as the world’s first model in a brand-new segment.

Stylish and elegant in design, the BMW Gran Turismo comes with coupe-like, stretched and sleek roof line and two-piece tailgate. This unique five-seater, which comes optionally as a four-seater, offers luxurious comfort with its extra-long interior. It further provides a slightly elevated seating position for comfortable and convenient access as well as superior all-round visibility covering all traffic conditions, and truly impressive variability.

As its name alone indicates, the BMW Gran Turismo is ideally suited for a truly wonderful travel experience. The luxurious ambience immediately makes the driver and passengers feel at home, legroom at the rear is the same as in the BMW 7 Series, headroom is equal to that of the BMW X5. The title angle of the rear-seat backrests, in turn, adjusts individually to the respective, personal requirements of the passengers. And with the rear seats moving fore-and-aft up to 100 millimetres, together with the backrests tilting forward completely if required, luggage capacity may be enlarged up to 1,700 litres.

As for driving impressions, the drive train technology featured on the new BMW Gran Turismo comes with a wide range of innovations, the benefits provided by BMW EfficientDynamics now introduced in yet another car segment providing a uniquely good balance of superior performance and supreme fuel economy. A further highly significant point is the introduction of a new straight-six power unit in the BMW Gran Turismo, for the first time combining turbocharger technology, High Precision Injection, and BMW’s fully variable VALVETRONIC valve management. Displacing 3.0 litres, the BMW TwinPower Turbo delivers 301 hp at an engine speed of 5,800 rpm, with an equally outstanding, spontaneous and direct response as well as peak torque kept consistently at 400 Nm from 1,200 to 5,000 rpm. In addition, all variants of the BMW Gran Turismo come with an innovative eight-speed automatic transmission combining an extremely quick gearshift with maximum efficiency.

Through its wide range of qualities, the BMW Gran Turismo meets all the demands of a modern target group looking for a vehicle providing perfect harmony in meeting all kinds of requirements and demands in life — both as a prestigious and elegant company car and as an active leisure-time vehicle. The all-new BMW Gran Turismo is also available in a 4.4 litre V8 with 402 hp from 5,500 to 6,400 rpm while its torque is 600 Nm generated all the way from 1,750 to 4,500 rpm.