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2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo vs. Its Competition

 
2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo 4-door Sedan 550i Gran Turismo RWD Angular Front Exterior View
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With the 5-Series Gran Turismo, BMW wants us to forget about wagons and instead is cutting an even narrower slice of the crossover segment.

That seems to also be what the Acura ZDX is targeting, and neither of these models has sold well so far.

The Lincoln MKT is a lower-set crossover with a lot of style and luxury, yet its interior is cavernous and versatile, like a high-riding station wagon.

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is almost like a minivan, but luxurious through and through, and one of the best long-distance tourers from any automaker.

Meanwhile, the Audi A7 is one of the most stylish new vehicles of the year, showing how style and presence can be combined with versatility and a different kind of body style that's more car than crossover.

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The 2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo is an intriguing design with a luxurious interior and limo-like back seat, but it has narrow niche appeal--and it's neither as nimble as the 5 sedans nor as handy as the X5 (or a wagon).
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The 2012 Audi A7 is a tech powerhouse and design standout, showing that hatchback practicality can indeed be sexy.
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EcoBoost thrust and limo-like space may attract you more to the 2012 Lincoln MKT than its polarizing shape, but we're among its fans.
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The ambiguously shaped Mercedes R-Class isn't as easy a choice as the big GL-Class SUV, but especially in diesel trim, it's a capable long-distance touring machine.
MSRP From    
$57,000$46,120$59,250$44,300$52,690
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Turbocharged Gas I6Gas V6Supercharged Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Large Car4WD Sport UtilityMidsize CarsSport Utility Vehicle - 2WD4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWDAWD 4-Door4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD4MATIC 4-Door R350
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55476
Passenger Doors    
444N/AN/A
Body Style    
Hatchback4 Door Sport UtilitySedanSport Utility VehicleWagon
Transmission    
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic

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