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2010 BMW 535 Gran Turismo

$11,504 — $16,740 USED
Hatchback
4-5 Seats
23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(5.0) 2 reviews

The Good

  • 300-hp, twin-turbo six-cylinder engine
  • Handling potential

The Bad

  • Pending further review

What to Know

about the 2010 BMW 535 Gran Turismo
  • Google Maps search function
  • RWD or AWD
  • Sedan or wagon
  • Up to eight airbags
  • Lane departure warning system

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

BMW's 5 Series is the automaker's next step up in size and price from BMW's best-selling 3 Series. The top-level 550i is only available as a rear-wheel-drive sedan, unlike other 5 Series models that can be had in wagon and all-wheel-drive configurations. The 5 Series competes with luxury sedans like the Audi A6, Lexus GS and Acura RL.

For 2010, there is a new high-performance version called the 550i Gran Turismo.

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New for 2010
Other than the Gran Turismo model, there are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The BMW 550 doesn't stray from the conventional BMW styling, as it has short overhangs (the distance between the end of the fender and the bumper) and a twin-kidney grille. The 550 has subtle door-sill and front and rear bodywork extensions.

  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Adaptive headlights turn in the direction of the steering wheel
  • LED turn signals
  • Front and rear parking sensors with graphic display
  • Metallic paint
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Optional 19-inch light-alloy wheels with performance run-flat tires
  • Optional headlight washers
Interior
For 2010, BMW has upgraded the optional iDrive system, which controls the navigation system, to make it easier to use.
  • Leather trim
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • MP3 jack
  • Push-button start
  • Available head-up display projects car's speed and navigation directions on windshield
  • Available h...

Vehicle Overview

BMW's 5 Series is the automaker's next step up in size and price from BMW's best-selling 3 Series. The top-level 550i is only available as a rear-wheel-drive sedan, unlike other 5 Series models that can be had in wagon and all-wheel-drive configurations. The 5 Series competes with luxury sedans like the Audi A6, Lexus GS and Acura RL.

For 2010, there is a new high-performance version called the 550i Gran Turismo.

(Skip to details on the: 5-Series Gran Turismo)


New for 2010
Other than the Gran Turismo model, there are no significant changes for 2010.

Exterior
The BMW 550 doesn't stray from the conventional BMW styling, as it has short overhangs (the distance between the end of the fender and the bumper) and a twin-kidney grille. The 550 has subtle door-sill and front and rear bodywork extensions.

  • Xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Adaptive headlights turn in the direction of the steering wheel
  • LED turn signals
  • Front and rear parking sensors with graphic display
  • Metallic paint
  • 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Optional 19-inch light-alloy wheels with performance run-flat tires
  • Optional headlight washers
Interior
For 2010, BMW has upgraded the optional iDrive system, which controls the navigation system, to make it easier to use.
  • Leather trim
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • MP3 jack
  • Push-button start
  • Available head-up display projects car's speed and navigation directions on windshield
  • Available heated front and rear seats
  • Available HD radio
  • Available active cruise control automatically slows car when approaching a slower-moving car
Under the Hood
While other 5 Series models use six-cylinder engines, the 550i uses a 4.8-liter V-8 making 360 horsepower and 360 pounds-feet of torque.
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Available six-speed automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive
Safety
Safety features include:
  • Electronic stability system
  • Antilock brakes
  • Front, side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Rear side-impact airbags optional
  • Optional lane departure warning system sends a vibration through the steering wheel when car drifts from lane
5-Series Gran Turismo
For 2010, BMW added a hatchback version of its rear-wheel-drive 5 Series, dubbed the 5 Series Gran Turismo. Upstream of the outgoing 5 Series sedan — itself due to be replaced soon — the Gran Turismo sports a restyled interior and a streamlined exterior, both with cues from BMW's recently redesigned 7 Series flagship. With its steeply raked hatch ending in a short, sedan-like trunk, the Gran Turismo measures about 6 inches longer than the 5 Series sedan. The hatch opens in two sections: The entire hatch can lift, or a section below the rear window opens separately to reveal a sedan-like trunk behind the rear seats and below a cargo cover. The area offers 15.5 cubic feet of cargo volume, a bit more than the outgoing sedan's 14.0 cubic feet. For additional storage capacity, the seats fold down in a 40/20/40 split.

The 550i Gran Turismo can accommodate four or five, depending on the backseat configuration. Interior features include the 7 Series' Black Panel gauge and climate displays, which incorporate BMW's traditional gauge themes into an electroluminescent display. A next-generation iDrive system, already used across various other BMW models, offers better screen resolution and more shortcut keys than its predecessor.

The Gran Turismo's sole drivetrain — a twin-turbo V-8 that's good for 400 horsepower — works through a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Back to top

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
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Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(3.5)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)
(5.0)

unique appearance, family size, comfortable

by MS . "Beauty" from TEXAS on September 18, 2017

i am interested in purchasing a used 535GT. I have never owned a bemer. I like unusual anything. This is ME. IT'S CLASSIC AND AND EYE CATCHING. I FOLLOW MY HOLY SPIRIT BEFORE I FOLLOW MAN'S. Read full review

(5.0)

huge difference between GT and regular 5 series

by Ian from Portland. OR on June 23, 2017

GT is built based on Bmw 7 series. It is bigger than regular 5series and little heavier. Seats are wider and more comfortable. The technology in this car is incredible. The laser cruise control really ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2010 BMW 535 Gran Turismo currently has 4 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 BMW 535 Gran Turismo has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 535 Gran Turismo received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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