(3.5) 2 reviews
MSRP: $23,862$37,478
Body Style: Hatchback
Combined MPG: 19
Engine: 400-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 BMW 550 Gran Turismo

Our Take on the 2013 BMW 550 Gran Turismo

Our Take

The five-seat 5 Series is offered with a twin-turbo V-8 (550i), a single-turbo six-cylinder (535i) and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder for the 528i, with an eight-speed automatic transmission available across the board. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Audi A6 and Infiniti M... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Price of Gran Turismo version
  • Smallish cabin

Notable Features

  • New BMW Individual features
  • More powerful turbo V-8 for 550i Gran Turismo
  • Sedan or Gran Turismo hatchback
  • Manual or automatic
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.