The 5 Series Gran Turismo is a very large hatchback that shares most of its essentials with the 5 and 7 Series, including their eight-speed automatic. The car combines first-class luxury and a high level of functionality without looking utilitarian. The rear hatch can be opened as a traditional trunk or as a true hatchback, with the rear glass lifting up. The base model seats five; more luxurious versions seat only four. All-wheel drive is available with either the six-cylinder or V8 engine. Versions equipped with the optional 20-inch wheel and tire package have a stiff low speed ride.