TodayApril 16, 2022

Martin Birkmann, BMW, 550i Gran Turismo

According to BMW’s Martin Birkmann, head of product planning,the new BMW 550i Gran Turismo will be bi-modal. The trunk is part sedan, part hatchback. Watch the video – we have inserted pictures!!!

The 550i GT will be outfitted with BMW’s twin-turbocharged, 4.4-liter V-8 engine, getting 405 horsepower. A sleek design that gives the passenger a lot of viewing room. The only complaint:  the back passenger lights get in the way of the sunrrof and if you are as tall as my good buddy Jason from Automobile magazine you will hit your head on them if you sit in the middle seat.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.