In 2010, BMW entered a niche market with the 535i Gran Turismo, a stylistic mash-up that offers wagon-like cargo space and car-like looks. The 2013 model year carries over from 2012 with a single addition: a start-stop ignition that conserves fuel when the car would be idling at a stop.
The 535 GT comes in a pair of trim levels: i and i xDrive. Superficially, the two appear virtually identical: they both feature high-end amenities like 18-inch wheels, HID headlights, panoramic sunroofs and power seats. Their main difference is that fact that the 535i Gran Turismo comes with rear-wheel drive, while the 535i xDrive is an all-wheel drive vehicle.
The Dynamic Handling Package features dynamic damper control and adaptive drive. The Luxury Seating Package installs multi-contour seats, and active and ventilated front seats. The Luxury Rear Seating Package has ventilated comfort seats in the rear, and a four-zone climate-control system.
The Premium Package adds soft-close doors, keyless entry and one year of SiriusXM radio. Finally, the M Sport Package features 19-inch light-alloy wheels (or optional 20-inch wheels), seven exclusive exterior colors, an aerodynamic kit, an anthracite headliner, Shadowline exterior trim, an M steering wheel and an increase to the top-speed limiter.