2012 BMW 550i xDrive Gran Turismo Review
The 2012 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo has created a new luxury niche somewhere between a wagon and a crossover.
BMW offers an array of technological features on its 5-Series, including a Top View camera system to aid the driver in seeing while parking and a Parking Assistant, which at speeds up to 22 mph, automatically scans the curb for large enough parking spaces for the car. Once a space is selected by the driver and the car is put in reverse, the computer takes over, controlling the steering and parking the car, with the driver only working the gas and brake. Active Roll Stabilization simulates much stiffer anti-roll bars with an electronically controlled pump system and Active Steering helps steer the car back toward a more stable situation when the electronic stability control intervenes.