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#7 of 16 GT Diesels, likely next year
Apr 07, 2010 (2:25 pm)
At the NYC auto show last week, I was told the diesel motor will be available on the GT next (calendar?) year. they said corporate often doesn't tell them much until just before it happens. The brochures they were passing out listed both the 535iX and the 550iX models in addition to the original (US) 550i.
#9 of 16 Re: 540GT driven [james27]
Apr 09, 2010 (1:15 pm)
It feels like a heavy car even with this large engine.
That's one of my problems with the GT. It is a heavy car. The US spec 550i weighs right at 5000 lbs. That's 400 lbs more than a 750i, fer crissake. I can't get my mind around that.
#10 of 16 Re: 540GT driven [bhill2]
Apr 13, 2010 (5:58 am)
On the other hand, that's 400 lbs less than a X5.
#11 of 16 Press release updates on x-drive
Apr 24, 2010 (3:22 pm)
BMW issued a press release on 15 April that describes the x-drive versions of the GT and the 7-series. The 550iX and the 530dX gt's will become available in June overseas, and the 535iX in September along with the 535dX. The USA will be getting at least one of the diesel versions (including the X-drive?) next year. We may get the 535iX about the same time as overseas. The 530dX rates about a 32mpg average mpg on the Euro cycle and tops 40 on the highway. Not sure what will happen here. I'm holding off for the 530dX, since it is one of a few cars that I have enough headroom in. My New England driveway makes x-drive a very desireable option. Not necessarily my first choice, given enough room, but one of the few that I fit into that I'd be willing to drive long-term.
#12 of 16 550ix on German website and 53x d
May 20, 2010 (5:43 pm)
The German website now shows the 550ix GT. Soon, here.
The BMW people at the NYC autoshow in April indicated they were told the diesel would show up in the USA next calendar year. Sooner, rather than later, I hope.
#13 of 16 535ix-drive GT and more
Aug 12, 2010 (8:05 am)
Earlier this year, BMW said that the 550ix and the 530dx would be available in Europe around June. Haven't seen the 530dx. They also said that the 535ix and the 535dx would be available (again, in Europe) around September. It appears that things are not going as originally planned. Anyone have any insight?
As noted above, they also indicated a diesel version of the GT would come to the USA next year. Anyone have any insight as to whether that includes the x-drive version (my preference, if available) and when? I'd really like a new car by next spring!
#14 of 16 535i x-drive on European Delivery List Today
Aug 12, 2010 (7:07 pm)
BMWUSA added the 535i x-drive GT to the European Delivery Program list today.
#15 of 16 New Michelan Run-flat Snow tire
Sep 14, 2010 (5:58 pm)
Michelan just shipped the first run of PA3 snow tires in 245/50-18 run flats. If you wanted a snow for this winter, you might want to check them out as they will likely be scarce.
#16 of 16 Re: 540GT driven [bhill2]
Oct 23, 2010 (1:55 pm)
I saw one in the parking lot where I work, gorgeous, imo, and will definitely be pretty rare I think. (otoh, 3 series is about as common as a chevy where I work)
The weight is a bit of a stunner. The 535 (w/out x drive) is about 4650 lbs.
Look on the bright side, 550GT w xdrive is about 100 pounds less than a ford crew cab pickup truck! I'd still love a GT. Maybe if I get a hefty raise every 3 months for the next 3 years...