2010 BMW ActiveHybrid 550i GT review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 20 November 2009 , 17:11:21 byAngela

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BMW ActiveHybrid 550i GT

German carmaker BMW developed the 550i Gran Turismo, a model that will be available in showrooms starting the 5th of December of 2009 and that has a starting price of $64.725. Under the hood it hides a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine capable of developing 400 horsepower and 450 lb. ft. of torque. All the output is being sent to the wheel through a first-ever 8-speed automatic transmission that will enable the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. There is also a Luxury Rear Seating Package available which creates the ultimate first class environment for two rear passengers. The available packages for the 2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo are: the Active Ventilated-seat Package priced at $2.950, the Cold Water Package priced at $950, the Driver Assistance Package that has a starting price of $1.350, Nappa Leather Package priced at $1.000 and a lot more. The optional equipment offered by the carmaker includes 20-inch wheels with mixed-sized performance tire priced at $1.000, satellite radio for $350, Ski bag for $150, rear seat entertainment system priced at $2.200, 4-zone automatic climate control and a lot more.

The 550i Gran Turismo arrives in showrooms with an MSRP of $64,725.

BMW today announced pricing for the first of its 5 Series Gran Turismo models to reach US shores. The 550i Gran Turismo will be available beginning December 5, 2009 with a base MSRP of $64,725, including $825 Destination & Handling.

The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo is a new interpretation of a classic concept offering, in this case, luxury seating for four or five in combination with remarkably flexible storage options. 550i Gran Turismo will combine the 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with BMW’s first-ever 8-speed automatic transmission. With maximum output of 400 horsepower and peak torque of 450 lb-ft., the 550i Gran Turismo will accelerate from 0 â€" 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds.

The 550i Gran Turismo provides a luxurious travelling experience for five. The available Luxury Rear Seating Package creates the ultimate first class environment for two rear passengers. The unique dual-access tailgate offers the choice of a tradition trunk opening or full tailgate access to the generous rear luggage area.

A full list of options and packages may be found below.

2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo Available Packages:

•Active Ventilated-seat Package $2,950
•Back-up Camera Package $750
•Convenience Package $1,900
•Cold Weather Package $950
•Driver Assistance Package $1,350
•Luxury Rear Seating Package $3,950
•Premium Sound Package $1,400
•Sport Package $4,200
•Nappa Leather Package $1,000
2010 BMW 550i Gran Turismo optional equipment:

•20-inch wheels with mixed-sized
•performance tires $1,000
•Power rear side window shades $500
•Integral Active Steering $1,750
•Multi-contour seats $1,300
•Satellite radio $350
•Rear seat entertainment system $2,200
•Smartphone integration $150
•4-zone automatic climate control $500
•Ceramic finished controls $650
•Ski bag $150
•iPod and USB adapter $400
•Head-up display $1,300
•Night Vision with Pedestrian Detection $2,600