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54BMW considering bringing 5 Series Touring back to U.S., V12 to soldier on with hybrid

The 5 Series Gran Turismo hasn't met its lofty sales expectations in the United States, so BMW is considering bringing the 5 Series Touring back to our shores.

28Spy Shots: New BMW 5 Series M-Sport package out and about

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17BMW 530d passes crash test using emergency brake intervention

The new 2011 BMW 530d has easily passed its first crash test evaluation while using active emergency brake intervention. Like a number of other cars to come to market recently, the 5 Series is available with a radar-based active cruise control system that can use the brake system to manage vehicle speed and keep the car a safe distance from the vehicle in front. Recently these systems have been enhanced with emergency brake intervention that allows full braking force to be applied if crash is im

AddIs BMW planning to bring a diesel 5 Series to America?

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35Rumormill: BMW may bring diesel 5 Series to America

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9Spy Shots: BMW 5 Series Hybrid spotted whirring about

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AddSpy Shots: BMW 5 Series Hybrid spotted whirring about

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302011 BMW 5 Series priced from $50,475*

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5Autoblog Podcast #168 - Geneva Eve

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4Autoblog Podcast #163 - Paukert Re-Redux

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20Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo caught swirling around?

If you love the idea of the 5 Series Gran Turismo but don't want a vehicle quite that large, BMW's got something baking in the oven that you may very well be interested in: a 3 Series Gran Turismo. Just like its larger sibling, this wagon that's masquerading as anything other than a wagon will sport a fastback-like rear roof design that covers up a larger cargo hold than the standard 3's trunk.

15Detroit Preview: BMW 535i Gran Turismo also gets a six pack

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AddBMW may add four-cylinder diesel to 5-series GT, not for U.S.

BMW's new 5-series Gran Turismo is just now going on sale in Europe and will be coming to U.S. dealers in the next few weeks. However, the Munich brand is already looking at expanding the powertrain lineup. Here in the U.S., we will get the 535 and 550 GT with turbocharged six- and eight-cylinder gas engines. The current EU lineup adds BMW's marvelous 3.0-liter diesel six.

AddBMW 530d Gran Turismo tested, not coming to America

BMW will be showing the production version of the 5-series Gran Turismo next week in Frankfurt and we'll have driving impressions coming in the next few weeks on Autoblog. The folks at AutoCar in the UK however, have already had an opportunity at the wheel of a GT that we won't be getting when the car goes on sale here later this year. The 530d Gran Turismo is powered by 241 hp variant of BMW's 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder diesel similar to the engine available here in the 335d and X5 35d.

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