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2012 BMW 550 Gran Turismo Overview
If you’re looking for a four-door high-performance luxury coupe, you can look no further than the 2012 BMW 550 Gran Turismo.
Changes for 2012 include an M Sport Package that includes larger wheels, tires and aero body trims among other enhancements. The new BMW Apps feature integrates with the state-of-the-art ConnectedDrive system including Mobile Office. Altogether, it displays smartphone emails and text messages on the iDrive screen when stationary and reads them to you while driving.
Feel the power in the 2012 BMW 550 Gran Turismo with a 400-horsepower, TwinPower Turbo, 4.4-liter V-8 engine that generates a monstrous 450 pounds-feet of torque, which is good for a 5.4-second zero to 60 mph time. The rear-wheel-drive 550 Gran Turismo is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with available paddle shifters. EPA-estimated fuel ratings are 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.
The all-wheel-drive xDrive model and optional cold weather tires allows for added handling and traction. If you enjoy the thrill of driving, you’ll enjoy the adjustable adaptive suspension that customizes drivetrain and suspension settings between Normal, Comfort and Sport.
Borrowing cues from the larger 7 Series, the 2012 550 Gran Turismo incorporates a steeply raked hatch that tapers into a short, sedan-like trunk. Because it’s kind of like a wagon, the 550 GT gains six inches on the 5 Series sedan and offers 15.5 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the rear seats, and a total of 60 cubic feet behind the front seats. There is seating for up to five occupants and a dual-access tailgate that features a smaller trunk lid and a larger tailgate allows for customized rear access.
Keeping objects that are not just in front of you, but around the corner illuminated are xenon adaptive headlights with dynamic auto-leveling and Cornering Lights. A 12-speaker, two-subwoofer sound system, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, dark wood trim, Dakota leather upholstery and panoramic moonroof are all standard features. Heated and ventilated front seats, premium 600-watt, 16-speaker sound system, navigation system are optional. The updated iDrive system controls radio, CD, telephone and navigation settings via a central knob and displays the information on giant 10.2-inch high-resolution monitor.
Cutting-edge safety technology like a rear-view camera, Park Distance Control, Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection, multi-view camera and a blind spot warning system are optional.
For break-neck speed and acceleration, you can’t go wrong with the spacious and versatile 2012 BMW 550 Gran Turismo luxury coupe.