It's a puzzle to some shoppers, but the 5-Series Gran Turismo's very specific mission is a mission accomplished. It's utilitarian in the highest sense. And it's unique: only the Mercedes-Benz R-Class and Lincoln MKT approach its second-row seat comfort and neither performs as capably, though both have a third-row seat in exchange. Without tarring the GT by comparison, the old Chevy Malibu Maxx had the same idea, only minus the execution part.
We're giving the 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo a preliminary rating of 8.2 out of 10 in TheCarConnection.com's rankings of new cars and trucks. We'll revisit those numbers when pricing and safety information are updated, and when we get behind the wheel of the V-8-powered 550i GT later this year. In the meantime, get a more detailed road test, photos, and related news here:
The Bottom Line: 2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo