2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo vs. Its Competition

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo is a unique vehicle with few clear competitors.

Chief among them is BMW's own X6 crossover, which rides higher and has a more athletic and, conversely, a more rugged stance.

It's aimed at SUV-lite fans, while the Gran Turismo is akin to the Lincoln MKT or Mercedes-Benz R-Class.

The MKT is a seven-seater, but like the BMW GT, it offers a stellar level of second-row comfort and adds a third-row seat and supercharged V-6 performance to its compelling style.

The Audi A6 Avant is one of the more, well, avant-garde wagons on the market, with a sleeker silhouette than the norm, a standard bench for its second-row of seats, and options for all-wheel drive and V-8 power.

The Gran Turismo's most direct rival might be the slow-selling Mercedes-Benz R-Class, based on second-row comfort, but the R-Class offers a third-row seat that stretches its proportions to ungainly lengths.

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo2010 BMW 5-Series Gran TurismoBrowse Used Listings2010 Lincoln MKT2010 Lincoln MKTBrowse Used Listings2008 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 4.2L quattro *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View2008 Audi A6Browse Used Listings2008 Mercedes Benz R Class 3.5L2008 Mercedes-Benz R ClassBrowse Used Listings
Quick Specs
8.0
The 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo hatch-wagon may puzzle some shoppers, but it knows how to entertain on the road and doesn't mind if you bring company.
9.0
Supremely spacious and stunning from some angles, the 2010 Lincoln MKT gets truly arresting with its EcoBoost turbo V-6.
8.6
The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
8.2
If you seek a supremely comfortable people hauler but eschew traditional station wagons, minivans, and SUVs, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class may be for you.
MSRP From   
$56,000$44,200$42,950$42,100
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Turbocharged Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Large2WD Sport Utility VehicleMidsize2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak4-Door 3.5L RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive2-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5756
Passenger Doors   
4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4-Door SedanStation Wagon4 Door Sedan4 Door
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic CVTAutomatic