The German based automaker BMW has recently announced that the 2013 5-Series GT will get a new engine and more power.
According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 535i GT will get the same 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque but the 550i GT’s output has been boosted by at least 10 percent. The 2013 550i GT with its 4.4 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine will now get an extra 45 horsepower and 30 lb-ft of toque to a total of 445 HP and 480 lb-ft. BMW also says that besides the power boost, the 550i GT is more fuel efficient by an extra 4.6 mpg, along with the 535i GT, which is adding 2.25 mpg to the fuel economy.
The 2013 BMW 5-Series GT will get the automatic engine stop/start system, with selectable Eco Pro driving mode, just like the 3-Series F30. Even if a new engine has been officially announced by the company, BMW is currently keeping that version of the 5-Series GT in the shadows for the moment and it’s unclear at this point whether or not this will be a tweaked V8. More details on the 2013 BMW 5-Series GT will be announced later on this year, probably at the Paris Motor Show in September.