BMW announces eco version of award winning chauffeur car

Chauffeurs and private hire operators can now benefit from a highly efficient version of the stunning BMW Gran Turismo.

Fresh from its ‘Chauffeur Car of the Year’ title in the £50,000 and Under category, the 5GT is now available with a 2.0 litre TwinPower Turbo diesel engine and will return around 53mpg. With CO2 emissions of 139g/km, the 520GT falls into the VED Band E (£120.00 per year) adding extra benefits for the operator.

Standard equipment includes Dakota leather upholstery, an eight-speed automatic transmission, the BMW Business Advanced Navigation system and enhanced Bluetooth telephone functionality with telematics. A panoramic sunroof, heated front seats, Park Distance Control front and rear and automatic tailgate operation are further specification highlights. The 530d Gran Turismo is available in SE or M Sport from £36,605 OTR.

At the same time the 520d engine arrives, all other versions of the 5 Series Gran Turismo gain Auto Start-Stop and ECO PRO which brings down their BIK rating by up to 5 per cent, while the 530d, 535d and 550i exhibit significant gains in power and torque for improved performance. The 530d now develops 258hp yet fuel consumption improves by 5.2mpg to 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions are down by 20g/km to 153g/km.

It is unknown at the current time if the 520GT will be available on the BMW Chauffeur Programme.

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